KULLU, DECEMBER 29
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will inaugurate the Winter Carnival in Manali on January 2. He will offer prayers at Hadimba Mata Temple at 9.30 am before flagging off a tableaux from the Circuit House, Manali.
It was stated by Education, Language, Art and Culture Minister Govind Thakur while presiding over a meeting in connection with the preparations for the carnival today. He said ‘Sharadotsav’ would be celebrated from January 2 to January 6.
The minister said the Winter Queen competition would be one of the main attractions. A variety of sports competitions had already started. He said Manu Rangshala would be full of activities, including cultural programmes, throughout the day. Tourists would also get the taste of local delicacies at many places.
The minister urged tourism stakeholders to ask tourists to follow Covid norms. He directed the police that no person should roam around Mall Road or other tourist destinations without a mask.
The minister said the CM would also lay foundation stones and inaugurate the schemes. The CM would inaugurate a bridge constructed at a cost of Rs 1.78 crore at Haripur. He would inaugurate the Marhi-Gadherni road constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore in Shaleen panchayat and also inaugurate the road from Ramshila to Beasar-Jindaud and Sari-Kothi constructed at a cost of Rs16.93 crore. The CM would also lay the stone of the Fishnapot bridge at a cost of Rs 12 crore and inaugurate vanamahotsav by planting a deodar sapling from Manali and perform bhoomi pujan
of the Hamta-Chhika road being constructed by the Forest Department.