Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh said that Mini Secretariat would be constructed at Sujanpur, so as to provide being facilities to people of the area so that they may be able to get their works done under one roof. He was speaking after inaugurating the first cultural night of Holi Festival at historic Chaugan of Sujanpur, yesterday evening.
Chief Minister announced for opening Primary Health Centers at Utpur and Chowri for providing better health services to the people of the remote areas of the Sujanpur. Besides, a Police Post would also be set up at Tauni Devi and if required, a Sub-pisional Office would be opened at Sujanpur after seeking report from District Administration.Chief Minister said that Sujanpur Holi festival was not only famous in our State but in entire Northern India and it was a matter of pleasure that its rich traditions were still being followed till today. He said that this festival was being organized since the times of Maharaja Sansar Chand who used to participate in the procession along-with commoners and play Holi with them.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that credit goes to Maharaja Sansar Chand, who gave it a look of Folk Festival on the pattern of Holi festival of ‘Brij’. He said that apart from historic and religious significance, this festival was also linked with well-being and prosperity of people of the area as it promotes integration, tourism and trade business.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the famous school of Kangra Painting started and flourished during Maharaja Sansar Chand’s rule. This school of painting was acclaimed worldwide for its rich use of colours. He said that State Government was striving hard to preserve and promote culture and traditions of the State and exhorted the people to extend their cooperation in this regard.Chief Minister also released a souvenir on the occasion.Earlier, local MLA Shri Rajender Rana welcomed the Chief Minister and expressed his gratitude for providing Nagar Parishad status to Sujanpur.Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman Holi Festival Committee Shri Ashish Singhmar while welcoming the chief guests detailed about the various activities of this four-day long Holi festival.MLAs, Shri Inder Dutt Lakhanpal, Shri Sanjay Rattan and Shri Yadvinder Goma, State Congress President Shri Sukhvinder Singh, Chairman, H.P. Sports, Cultural and Environment Association, Shri Vikramaditya Singh, Vice-Chairman, HRTC, Shri Kewal Singh Pathania, former MLAs Shri Manjeet Dogra and Shri Kuldeep Pathania, Superintendent of Police Shri J. R. Chauhan, Director, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Shri Anil Verma, District Congress President Shri Sunil Bitoo, Nagar Parishad Chairman Shri Manoj Kumar and other prominent persons of the area were also present on the occasion.