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Hill state to explore possibility of Surajkund-like craft fair

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr Rajeev Bindal informed on Thursday that possibilities would be explored to set up a craft fair around Nahan area on the analogy of international Surajkund fair of Haryana state to promote tourism in Sirmour district.

He was state guest in the International Surajkund fair near New Delhi on Thursday.

He said that he had asked Deputy Commissioner Sirmour and other officers of district to visit the fair soon to study all the aspects of the event and submit a proposal to the government soon.

He said that Surajkund fair was of international repute which witnesses lakh of tourists and setting up of such craft fair in the district would strengthen tourism.

“This would not only generate employment avenues to the local people but will go a long way in promoting traditional arts crafts and folk culture which was very rich heritage of this country as well as of state,” he added.

Dr Bindal said that HP was Devbhoomi and Sirmour district attracts religious tourists in famous temples of Mata Renuka ji, Mata Bala Sundari, Mata Bhangayani, Choorheshwar Maharaj besides famous Gurdwara of Paonta Sahib however, setting up of a craft fair would be another milestone in tourism development, he added.

The Speaker visited various stalls and appreciated the exhibits. He also visited Chopal where Samirpal MD Tourism and DPR Haryana government honoured him with a memento.