The famous Holi Festival of Sujanpur came to an end on Friday. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was the chief guest in the closing ceremony.
Thakur participated in the shobha yatra (traditional procession) along with other dignitaries. He participated in the pagri ceremony and paid obeisance in murli manohar temple.
Later, in the evening Thakur also inaugurated the cultural evening of the festival by lighting a lamp.
Addressing the occasion he said, “Fairs and festivals represent our rich culture and every effort should be made to preserve our culture for future generations.”
He also announced plans to open HPSEBL and Jal Shakti divisions at Sujanpur.
Speaking on the occasion former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal congratulated the district administration for successfully organizing this event. He said that the festival dates back to the year 1796 and has gained popularity over the years
The CM also laid foundation stones of 19 development projects to the tune of Rs 165 crores at Lambloo in Hamirpur district, later.
He also announced plans to open Primary Health Centre and Veterinary Hospital at Lambloo, upgrade veterinary dispensary Taal to a veterinary hospital and upgrade Government High School Pathiyan to Senior Secondary School.
Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar, several MLAs and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.