Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated the State-Level Maa Shoolini Fair in Solan yesterday.
While congratulating the people of the State on the occasion, the Chief Minister announced to make State level Maa Shoolini Fair a National level event from next year to celebrate it in a more befitting manner. He said that Himachal being ‘Devbhoomi’ is a land of several deities with people having deep faith in them.
Emphasizing the government’s focus on the common people, Sh. Sukhu said that the State’s budget reflects the needs of all sections of society and offers a glimpse into the future. He said that despite the economic challenges, the Government is striving to revive the State’s economy within the next four years. Himachal Pradesh is going through a transformation stage and it will take two to three years for the government’s policies to fully materialize, he said.
The Chief Minister also paid obeisance to Shoolini Mata and prayed for the peace and prosperity of the State.
He also launched the website of Maa Shoolini Temple and released a souvenir on the occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Sainik Rest House at Solan constructed with an outlay of Rs. 3.15 crore.
Deputy Commissioner Solan cum Chairman Maa Shoolini Fair Committee Manmohan Sharma honored the Chief Minister with a Himachali Shawl and Cap.
On the first cultural evening, Punjabi singer Jassi Gill enthralled the audience with his performance.
Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Chaudhary Ram Kumar and Sanjay Awasthi, MLAs Vinod Sultanpuri and Sudarshan Bablu, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Sunil Sharma, OSD to Chief Minister, Ritesh Kapret, Mayor Solan Municipal Corporation, Poonam Grover, Mayor Shimla Municipal Corporation, Surender Chauhan and senior officers were present on the occasion amongst other dignitaries.