The four-day National-level Sujanpur Holi Utsav (fair) began today with great fanfare and was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh at Sujanpur today. He also performed pooja at the historic Murali-Manohar Temple in Sujanpur Tihra and wished for the peace, prosperity and happiness of the people of the state. Adorned in a colourful turban, the Chief Minister also participated in the Shobha yatra (procession) along with hundreds of people in their traditional attire who danced their way from near the old bus stand to the Murali-Manohar Temple. The Chief Minister inaugurated the Saras fair, displaying handloom and handicrafts from over 14 states. ‘Botis’ (Cooks) from different part of the State have also set up their stalls of Himachali cuisine in the fair. Sh. Sukhu said that the Saras fair would provide an appropriate platform to celebrate the rich cultural diversity of Himachal Pradesh and to promote the traditional handicrafts and cuisines of the state. He also inaugurated various exhibitions set up by different departments on the occasion. Earlier, the Chief Minister was given a rousing welcome on reaching Sujanpur. While talking to the media persons at Jungalberi helipad, the Chief Minister congratulated the people of the state on occasion of Holi utsav and said that the festival of colors symbolizes mutual harmony, and fraternity. He said that Sujanpur Holi Fair is a perfect example of the rich cultural heritage that goes back to history. The event was graced by the presence of MLAs Rajendra Rana, Inder Dutt Lakhanpal, Ashish Sharma, Suresh Kumar, Political Advisor to Chief Minister Sunil Sharma, Kangra Cooperative Bank Chairman Kuldeep Singh Pathania, former CPS Sohan Lal Thakur, congress leader Pushpinder Verma, Deputy Commissioner Devashweta Banik, and SP Dr. Aakriti Sharma, along with other dignitaries.