Chamba Week-long Minjar Fair Concludes With Shobha Yatra

Chamba: The famous week-long international Minjar fair of Chamba concluded with much gaiety, fanfare and traditionally today with Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu leading the concluding ceremony procession (Shobha Yatra) that started from Akhand Chandi Palace to Manjri Garden to immerse the Minjar (golden tassel) in a traditional manner in the Ravi River.

Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu led the colourful Minjar procession of the deities accompanied by dancing troupes, traditionally attired locals, tourists, traditional drum beaters, along-with band of Police and Home Guards.

He offered the Minjar consisting of a coconut, coin and fruit etc. tied in a piece of red cloth to the Ravi River.

Earlier, the Chief Minister witnessed wrestling bouts at the historic Chaugan and distributed prizes to the winners of various events held on the occasion.

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu participates in the Minjar Fair

The Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu laid the foundation stone and inaugurated 14 developmental projects worth Rs. 82.14 crore for district Chamba during visit to Chamba today. He also inaugurated the hostel of Government Millennium Polytechnic College at a cost of Rs. 4.55 crore, Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhawan at Chil Bunglow built with Rs. 92.98 lakh, OPD block of PHC Banikhet built with Rs. 1.99 crore, the Staff Quarters at the Civil Hospital Chowari built at a cost of Rs. 1.48 crore, Deputy Commissioner State Taxes and Excise Office Building and Additional Superintendent State Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau Office Chamba built with Rs. 3.26 crores, MBBS Students’ hostel, residential complex and hostel for nurses at Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Government Medical College at a cost of Rs. 39 crores.

The Chief Minister laid the foundation stones for the Kandu-Panjoh link road (Upper Panjoh) to be built at a cost of Rs. 2.11 crores, Kandu-Panjoh link road (Lower Panjoh) to be built at a cost of Rs. 2.28 crores, veterinary hospital building Khajjiar to be built at a cost of Rs. 1.01 crore, the improvement and extension works of drinking water scheme for Chamba city with a cost of Rs. 12.44 crore, lift drinking water scheme for Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Government Medical College, Chamba at a cost of Rs. 11.27 Crore and Construction of Water and Sanitation Centre at Mangla at a cost of Rs. 1.80 Crore.

Speaker HP Vidhan Sabha Kuldeep Singh Pathania, MLA Bhawani Singh Pathania, Kewal Singh Pathania, Neeraj Nayyar, Former Minister Asha Kumari and Thakur Singh Bharmouri, HPCC State Spokesperson Amit Bharmouri, Deputy Commissioner Chamba Apoorav Devgan and other prominent leaders of the district accompanied the Chief Minister during the procession.

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