Chamba: The eight-day long international Minjar fair of Chamba concluded with much fanfare and religious fervour on Sunday with concluding ceremony procession that started from Akhand Chandi Palace to Manjri Garden on the bank of Ravi river to immerse the Minjar (golden tassel) in a traditional manner in the river. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur led the procession.

Earlier, the Chief Minister witnessed wrestling bouts at the historic Chaugan and distributed prizes to the winners. Wrestler Sukhpal Singh won the bout. He also performed Bhoomi Pujan of widening and strengthening of Chamba-Khajjiar road to be completed at a cost of Rs 14.84 crore under CRF. The total length of this road would be 19 kms.

Later, in the evening a colourful cultural programme was held at Chamba Chaugan. The Chief Minister released Minjar Souvenir brought out by the Mela Organising Committee on this occasion.

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