Prof. Dhumal said that Himachal Pradesh had emerged as a role model in almost all major sectors and bagged record 75 National and International level awards for the spectacular achievements made in last five years and had set an example to rest of the country in development sector despite its difficult geophysical conditions. He appealed to the people to lend their support towards the target oriented policies and programmes of the State Government so that Himachal Pradesh could scale new heights.
Shri Vikas Labroo, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sirmour, welcomed the Chief Minister, on behalf of the Renuka Mela Organising Committee and detailed about the historical and devotional background of the Fair.
Dr. Rajiv Bindal, former Health Minister and General Secretary, State BJP, Shri Sukh Ram Chaudhary, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Shri Hirda Ram, MLA, Renuka, Shri Chander Mohan Thakur, Chairman, HP State Cooperative Bank, Shri Baldev Tomar, President,District Sirmour BJP, Dr. Balbir Chauhan, Vice Chairman, HP State SC and ST Development Corporation, Smt. Dayal Pyari, Chairperson, Zila Parishad and other prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.