Shimla,June 03:Shri V.S. Kokje, Governor inaugurated the International Shimla Summer Festival at historic Ridge Maidan by lighting a lamp here last evening.
Shri Kokje witnessed the cultural programme presented on the occasion alongwith Smt. Leena Kokje, Lady Governor. Hans Raj Hans was the main attraction of the first star nite of the festival.
Shri J.S. Rana, Deputy Commissioner, Shimla who is also the Chairman of Shimla Summer Festival Organizing Committee honoured the Governor and Lady Governor with shawl, cap and memento.
Shri Kokje also honoured Hans Raj Hans with Himachali cap and shawl on the occasion.
Smt. Urmil Thakur, Smt. Renu Chadda, MLAs, Lt. Gen. J.K. Mohanty, GOC-in-C, Army Training Command alongwith his wife Smt. Pratibha Mohanty, Shri Narender Kataria, Mayor, Shimla, Shri J.P. Singh, Secretary to Governor, other senior police, civil and army officers were present among others on the occasion.