International Lavi fair being organised in Himachal Pradesh
The four-day-long International Lavi fair is being organised in Rampur district of Shimla, Himanchal Pradesh from 11 to 14 November 2019. It was inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatreya. The governor also inaugurated ‘Kinnauri market’ and an exhibition organised by various government departments.
About International Lavi fair
The Lavi Fair, is almost 400 years old and dates back to time when Raja Kehari Singh of Rampur Bushahr state signed a treaty to promote trade with Tibet. For centuries this fair has remained an important trade fair between India and Tibet. It has been a unique example of glorious, social, cultural, economic history and legacy of Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh.
Every year, the main attraction during the fair is sale and purchase of Chamurthi horses– an endangered species of horse which traces its origin to the Tibet region. Chamurthi horses are also known as the ‘ship of the cold desert’.
The Lavi fair has its own historical importance and is famous not only for trading activities but also for its age old long traditions, which even today remains as vibrant as ever. It plays an important role in preserving the rich cultural heritage of state and restoring old glory.
The fair provided a good opportunity for promotion and sale of woollens, dry fruits and other traditional crafts and products, besides benefiting the traditional craftsmen and farmers. Such trade fairs also provide self-employment opportunities to the rural people.
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