Fair / Mela Name: International Lavi Fair
Time & Date: Monday, 11 November, 2019 – Thursday, 14 November, 2019
Location: GB Pant Memorial College, Rampur, Rampur Bushahr, Himachal Pradesh, India
Rampur International Lavi Fair
The initiation is set apart with incredible bubbly soul by beating water from River Sutlej and hence denotes the beginning of the reasonable. With parcel of merchants taking support in this occasion, one noteworthy thing to pay special mind to is the accessibility of neighborhood natively constructed items which is one famous fascination. In addition the ‘Pashmina‘ fleece of Himachal Pradesh is another significant thing to look at for.
The horticultural items and dry natural products are likewise a piece of the exchanging and are found in wealth. However the most intriguing exchange as found in the reasonable is offering of stallions. The ‘Chaumukhi‘ horse, which is found in the close-by innate zones are additionally brought here available to be purchased. Other than that the reasonable additionally exchanges dark cumin, woolen pattoos and different other nearby items. The general population of Himachal Pradesh excitedly sit tight’s consistently for this occasion since it is the best time to look at all neighborhood made items at one single area.
Governor Bandaru Dattatreya will inaugurate the annual International Lavi Fair, the only trade fair of Himachal, on November 11. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will preside over the closing ceremony on the November 14.
While trading will be the main attraction during the day, cultural programmes will be held in the evening. Singer Kailash Kher will perform on November 14.
Local artistes Hari Sandhu and Thakur Dass Rathi will perform on the opening day, while Geeta Bharadwaj, Inderjeet and Sujata Mazumdar will delight the audience on November 12.
Lavi Fair of Himachal Pradesh is organized annually in Rampur, on the banks of River Satluj. It is held in the month of November and has already attained international fame and renown. Lavi once served as a major trading center and the stopover point on the old trade routes that led to Kinnaur, Tibet, Ladakh and Afghanistan. The fair that takes place there also finds a mention in the records of the erstwhile state of Bushair. It is said that, during the reign of Raja Kesar Singh, a trade treaty was signed between Bushair and Tibet, as a sign of friendliness.
Horses and swords were also exchanged between them. It is since that time that International Lavi Fair is being celebrated in the town. Earlier, the traders from Tibet and Kinnaur used to put up their stalls at the fair. However, this practice stopped with the Chinese occupation of Tibet. Now, efforts are being made to revive the pristine glory of the fair. Traders come to the Lavi Fair to sell quilts, utensils and other consumer goods.
Amongst the things one can buy at the fair, the most popular ones are ‘Pashmina’ wool, dry fruits, ‘Chaumkhi’ horses that are surefooted and abound in the surrounding tribal areas and a variety of native handicrafts. Tribal trade agricultural produce, dry fruits, woolen pattoos and kala zira here. Last but not the least; you can also buy Chinese products at the International Lavi Fair, such as jackets, tracksuits and crockery.