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Three-day Hamir fest begins

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hamirpur, October 27, 2013
First Published: 18:44 IST(27/10/2013) | Last Updated: 18:45 IST(27/10/2013)

Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday declared the three-day Hamir Utsav open. The fair is organised every year to honour and cherish the existence of Hamirpur district, which came up on September 1, 1972.

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Singh is on his two-day visit to the district which started from Sujanpur.

He even visited the local Shiva temple and sought blessings for the well-being of the people.
Industries minister Mukesh Agnihotri, chief parliamentary secretary Inder Dutt Lakhanpal and other local Congress leaders and senior district-level officers also accompanied the CM.

The chief minister also inaugurated an exhibition pandal at the local boys' school ground and visited various exhibitions put up by the government/semi government departments and individuals.

Though it was a Sunday and shops were mostly closed, people were enthusiastic and keen to take part in the function.

Earlier, kabaddi and volleyball competitions were also held.


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