International Summer Festival Concludes in Shimla

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presided over the closing ceremony of the International Summer Festival Shimla, late last evening, marking the culmination of a vibrant cultural celebration. He said that this festival underscores the state’s rich cultural heritage and plays important role in boosting tourism in the region.

The Chief Minister during his address at the event underscored the historical importance of the Summer Festival Shimla, expressing his personal delight in the festivities over the years. The International Summer Festival Shimla continues to play a pivotal role in preserving and promoting Himachal’s cultural heritage, fostering a deeper appreciation among locals and visitors alike. He said that fairs and festivals serve as reflections of our rich cultural heritage, which the state government endeavors to preserve through organizing numerous events across various regions of the state. Furthermore, he reaffirmed the government’s commitment to develop Shimla as a most loved tourist destination, ensuring that visitors depart with cherished memories of the state’s picturesque landscapes.

On the occasion the Chief Minister also release a commemorative souvenir featuring the festival’s cultural and social significance.

Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of the International Summer Festival Shimla Organizing Committee, Anupam Kashyap, honored Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu and other dignitaries during the event.

A highlight of the closing evening was a captivating performance by renowned singer Daler Mehndi, whose presence enthralled attendees and added to the festive spirit. Additionally, children from Bal Ashram Tooti Kandi and Bal Ashram Mashobra showcased their talents, contributing to the cultural diversity and inclusivity of the festival.

Artists from the North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala (NZCC) entertained visitors with engaging performances including impersonations, kaachi ghori, vioscope displays and puppetry, further enhancing the festival’s appeal throughout the festival.

On the concluding day, artists from Government School Kaithu, Chapslee School Shimla, and NZCC Patiala presented traditional dances such as Jonsari Dance from Uttarakhand, Bhangra from Punjab, and Barsana ki Holi and Mayur Dance from Uttar Pradesh, contributing to a vibrant conclusion that showcased the region’s rich cultural heritage.

On this occasion, Chairman of Tourism Development Corporation R. S. Bali, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Sanjay Awasthi, Commanding-in-Chief Army Training Command (ARTRAC) Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh, General of Staff Lieutenant General DS Kushwaha, MLAs Vinod Kumar and Reena Kashyap, Mayor Municipal Corporation,  Shimla Surender Chauhan, Vice President Forest Development Corporation Kehar Singh Khachi, Deputy Mayor Uma Kaushal, Vice President HPIDC Vishal Chambiyal, and other dignitaries were present also present on the occasion.

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