Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal led the ‘Shobha Yatra’ of the three-day long State Level Sombhadra Mahotsava Festival’ in Una, today. He was driven in an open jeep. The procession consisted of tableaus prepared by different departments, corporations and non-governmental organization exhibiting their achievements and was marked by colourful cultural display by school children, cultural troupes and band parties.
Chief Minister inaugurated the exhibitions set up by various government departments, organizations, NGOs, Self Help Groups, and evinced keen interest in them. He lauded the women self help groups for displaying their exhibits. The exhibition set up by police department detailed about various police community schemes.
Later Chief Minister also inaugurated the Chhinj Mela at Indira Stadium and presented Gurj and cash prize to the winners. Ravinder Singh Ravi, Irrigation and Public Health Minister, Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament, Satpal Singh Satti, President, State BJP, Virender Kanwar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Balbir Chaudhary, MLA, Praveen Sharma, Vice Chairman, HP State Water Management Board, Rani Ranaut, Chairperson, Zila Parishad, Balbir Bagga, State President, BJP SC Morcha, K.R.Bharti, Deputy Commissioner, Sumedha Dwivedi, Superintendent of Police and other senior officers also accompanied the Chief Minister in the procession.