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Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh participating in Shobha Yatra organized during Renuka Fair in Sirmaur district
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh participating in Shobha Yatra organized during Renuka Fair in Sirmaur district 

Shimla, November 21, 2015 (News Team): Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today inaugurated week long International Renuka fair, at Renuka in Sirmaur district.  He received the Palanquin of Lord Parshurama at Dr. Y. S. Parmar senior secondary school, Dadahu and participated in the Shoba Yatra. He also visited the temples of Lord Parshuram and Goddess Renuka and paid obeisance besides performing pooja. The people of the area dressed in colourful attires dancing to the tunes of traditional music joined the Shobha Yatra to celebrate the festival of the chief deity of the area. 

“Fairs and festival are inseparable part of the lives of the people of the State and we are guided by our deities, who always protect us from the evils” he said, adding that the people of the State were recognised for their rich traditional customs and culture and only those civilisation exists, which respect and keep alive their cultural and traditional heritage. It was duty of every citizen to preserve and maintain age old temples of our deities, he said.

The Chief Minister also inaugurated the exhibitions set up on the occasion by different government departments and NGO’s showcasing the development activities of the district as well as the State. The picture exhibition on the lifetimes of Virbhadra Singh set up by department of Information and Public Relations drew huge crowd.

Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stones of Dr. Prem Singh Memorial stadium at Maina-Bag near Sangrah to cost Rs 77.51 lakh and 250 meter athletic track which would have a basket ball and badminton court.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Vinay Kumar welcomed the Chief Minister on reaching Maina-Bag helipad.

He also attended to the grievances of the people at Renuka.

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