Singh said that deities were the integral part of the culture and tradition of the state since people had immense faith in devotional authorities and rever their deities with dedication and devotion. He said that there was hardly any village which was not associated with fairs and festivals where the presence of the local deities was imminent. He said that the customs and traditions were still in practice as in the yester years while the young generation was making best use of the modern technology for compete at the international level. He said that no society could prosper unless its cultural roots were preserved and conserved to lay solid foundation of the future.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the state had composite culture as every district had its own distinct cultural identity and presented a colourful rainbow of the culture. He said that Kullu-Manali was internationally renowned tourist destination since the nature had bestowed best of its blessings to the state and Kullu-Manali was the one which was favourite destination for the visitors from all over the world. He said that the area was making rapid strides on all fronts and was poised to witness renewed momentum of development in coming time. He said that the valley was religiously and historically important and every citizen needed to contribute in maintaining its importance.