Sarahan: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh declared Dwadasi fair a State level fair. The Chief Minister, while speaking on the closing ceremony of Bawan Dwadasi fair at Sarahan of Sirmaur district, exhorted to preserve the culture and traditions and such fairs which were being celebrated since times immemorial were the identity of our age old customs. He said
“We are known and identified by our customs and traditions and without them we cease to exist”
The Chief Minister directed that SDM would sit at Sarahan for ten days in a month and assured that he would certainly look into the demand for opening permanent SDM office later. He also assured to provide adequate funds for expansion of helipad at Kwagdhar.
He also inaugurated Rs 1.54 crore Tehsil office complex at Sarahan in Pachhad constituency and also Tourism reception centre and way side amenities complex at Sarahan completed with an outlay of Rs. 80 lakh. He also viewed the traditional ‘Chinjj’, the wrestling bouts which were the main attraction of the Dwadasi Fair.