Governor inaugurates historical Lavi fair
Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh inaugurated a four-day long traditional trade and historical International Lavi fair at Rampur.
This fair has remained an important trade fair between India and Tibet for centuries.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Singh said Lavi fair had its own historical importance and was famous for business activities.
She said efforts had been made to preserve its old glory, it also provided an opportunity to locals to sell their products during the fair, besides providing a platform for cultural exchange.
She said products made by self help groups especially women should be promoted in the state and sustainable market should be provided to all such products to strengthen women's economy in the state.
She said fairs and festivals played an important role in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the state and added that every effort should be made to preserve the cultural heritage and to restore the old glory of traditional fairs and festivals as they were symbols of rich culture of the state.
The Governor also inaugurated the 'Kinnauri market' and exhibition put up by various government departments and other organisations on the occasion and evinced keen interest in the exhibits.
Mr Subhashish Panda, Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the Lavi Fair Organising Committee welcomed the Governor and detailed out the activities of the fair. He also honoured the Governor with Kinnauri Cap, Shawl and memento.
A colourful cultural programme was also presented on the occasion.