Piplu fair ends, stone of water project laid

Our Correspondent

Una, june 12

The three-day district-level Piplu Fair concluded today at the Piplu panchayat in Kutlehar Assembly segment. Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said during the last four years, the fair had gradually progressed in terms of the number of devotees coming there and the facilities added near the Nar Singh temple for the devotees by the government.

On the occasion, he announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh for constructing a new building of Piplu gram panchayat. He also laid the foundation stone for the augmentation of Dhaar Chamukha drinking water scheme on which a sum of Rs 15.2 crore would be spent and will benefit residents of Dhaar Chamukha, Piplu, Sinhana, Chamiari and Saroh panchayats.

Kanwar said the newly constructed check dam in Chaplah village had a capacity to store 1 crore litres of water and would be utilised to irrigate 15,000 kanals of land in 10 villages.

Rayja Sabha MP Indu Goswami, who presided over the closing ceremony, said fairs had great significance in the 'Dev Bhoomi' of Himachal Pradesh as they played a major role in keeping alive rich cultural traditions.

Himachali singer Mamta Bhardwaj enthralled the audience with her hit numbers. Gagret MLA Rajesh Thakur, chairperson of the Child Rights Protection Commission Vandana Yogi, chairman of the HP Daily Wagers Welfare Board Rakesh Babli and vice-chairman of Gau Seva Ayig Ashok Sharma were also present.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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