Himalayan fest stresses local culture

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today underlined the need for bringing people of Himalayan regions with dissimilar cultural and life styles under a common platform to foster better understanding, exchange of ideas and sharing of cultural values.

Presiding over the Himalaya Festival-2013 organised by Himachal Tourism Department in collaboration with Department of Home, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Dharamshala, at the historic Ridge, here Singh expressed happiness that in the present age of modernisation, the people of Himalayan region had kept their culture, traditions and life style intact.

“Organising Himalayan Festival, which would go a long way in promoting friendship and cultural understanding among people especially living in the Himalayan regions is an excellent initiative and the state government would endeavour to organise another festival in elaborate manner in the near future, by inviting all states of Himalayan region,” he said.

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