Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have felicitated the people of the state on the eve of Shivratri. They have conveyed their good wishes to the people on this auspicious occasion. Governor said that Shivratri was one of the most important festival of the state, which is celebrated with gaiety and fervour. He hoped that this auspicious occasion would bring peace and prosperity into the lives of people. Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh was known as abode of Lord Shiva and Shivratri festival celebrated at various places in the state have their own importance. He said the people of the State from time immemorial have been celebrating Shivratri festival with enthusiasm and fervour. He hoped that Shivratri fair would go a long way in strengthening the bonds of brotherhood.