The world famous four days long Lavi Fair at Rampur in Shimla district concludes. Chief Secretary S. Roy presided over the function. While speaking over the ceremony Roy stated that Lavi Fair not only provides an opportunity of peeping into our traditional culture but is also famous for business of dry fruits, handicrafts and handloom and cross border products.
He said that Lavi fair had its own historical importance and was famous for business activities. He said that laudable efforts were made to preserve the old traditions and glory of the fair over the years and added that the fair provided an opportunity to market the local products besides a platform for cultural exchange.
Roy said that fairs and festivals played an important role in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the State, adding 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 traditions and promoted national integration and communal harmony besides unity in diversity.
He said that the need of the hour was to popularize this trade fair in a big way so that tourists from world over were attracted in large number. He said that Lavi fair had its distinct identity as products from Tibet were brought and sold here since time immemorial. He also released souvenir on the occasion and evinced keen interest in the exhibitions set up therein.
Naresh Kumar Lath, Additional District Magistrate and Vice Chairman, Mela Committee welcomed the Chief Guest. K.R. Sehjal, SDM, Rampur proposed vote of thanks