Lavi fair begin at Rampur ShimlaThe four day historical International Lavi fair begin with traditional fanfare at Rampur in district Shimla, it is one of the oldest trade fairs in the country. This fair was firstly started about 300 years ago during the regime of Raja Kehar Singh of Bushahr. A trade treaty was signed between the Bushahr and Tibet, when it was started than Horses from Tibet and swords from the Bushahr were exchanged. It was also written on the treaty that their friendly relation would continue till this time, since that trade relation is increased and eventually Lavi fair was held.
Lavi fair 2012 begins
Four day Lavi fair begin with traditional fanfare in Rampur today. Governor Urmila Singh inaugurated the fair with glowing the candle. She says that it was one of the oldest international trade fair in the country which is held in Rampur. She also said that despite the advent of modern trading system the Lavi fair has its own importance as it was playing an important role in preserving the old cultural and traditional art and craft of tribal people. On this occasion she said by this fair the local people of this area can sell large number of their products like pashmina, wool, dry fruits and handicraft etc.
She said that fairs and festivals played a key role in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the state and every effort should be made to restore the old glory of traditional fairs and festivals.
On this occasion the Governor also inaugurated the Kinnauri market and exhibition put by the various government department and other private organization and also by the colleges.
Deputy commissioner and the chairman of the Lavi fair welcomes the governor by giving them Kinnauri hat and shawls to him and they told him about the detailed information about the fair and on this occasion dance programs was presented by local girls.
Vice chairman KR Saizal of this fair also welcomes the governor and says few words to the people of Rampur area.
This festival is continues for four days, in this fairs so many shops are presented by the Rampur people in which they are selling their hand made things and dry fruits that are grown in that area. Apart from this in this fair exhibition are also held by the various department in which they told the people about that things, exhibition are held by Apple department, agricultural department and other various department.
Apart from it in this fair the Tibetan people also sells their products, and so many people are came from the Tibet to see this fair.
You can reach this place by bus or taxi, this place is about 130 km from the Shimla.