Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today inaugurated the Him Mahotsav being organised in Dilli Haat by HimCraft, HPTDC and Art, Language and Culture department from 17 to 30 December at New Delhi. The Chief Minister said that the present state government was taking innovative initiatives to promote the Pahari culture of Himachal Pradesh and its uniqueness at various national and international platforms. The efforts had been made to design the Himachali caps in new designs and were showcased during his recent visit to Dubai.

Himachal Pradesh's Winter Carnival Invitation
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He said that the government was making efforts to export the Himachali Caps which were being appreciated by investors in Dubai also. The Chief Minister said that Him Mahotsav would provide an effective platform for artisans and weavers of the state to sell their products and take big orders in the national capital besides expanding their business activities which would go a long way in strengthening their economic condition. He added that as many as 60 stalls had been showcased in the Him Mahatosav and cultural programmes would be presented by the Himachali folk artists which would be an added attraction to the tourists.

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He said that this was also a significant opportunity to showcase unique art, culture and cuisine of Himachal Pradesh and promote its unique products, handicrafts as a Brand and get recognition in the country and abroad. Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh attracts all and weather in winter was very good as compared to plains. He welcomed the tourists to enjoy winter especially the last weekend of the year in the state and added that winter carnival will be an added attraction for them.

Speaking on the occasion, Industries Minister Harshvardhan Chauhan said that Him Mahotsav was an attempt to celebrate the art, culture and cuisine of Himachal Pradesh. He said that Himcraft had organised similar events during the International Trade Fair and G20 Summit where the handicrafts, handlooms and cuisine of the state were highly appreciated and registered good sales. He also detailed the activities of the Himcraft and the support being extended by the state government to the artisans and weavers.

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Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena in his welcome address detailed the aims and objectives of the event. Managing Director Himachal Pradesh State Handicrafts and Handloom Corporation Limited Jatin Lal presented the vote of thanks. Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anirudh Singh , CPS Sundar Singh Thakur, MLA Chaitanya Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries R.D. Nazeem, Resident Commissioner Meera Mohanty, Senior IAS officers of HP Cadre and OSD to CM K. S. Banshtu were prominent among others present on the occasion.

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