The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 7
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Jai Krishan Singh Rauri has written a letter to Punjab Government to declare ‘Chhinjh Chharahan Di’ as a heritage fair.
In this letter, Rauri said that from the first Sunday of the month of Maghara every year, this Chhinjh fair is held for four consecutive days at the village of Achalpur Majari, a semi-mountainous area under Garshankar of Hoshiarpur district. He said that this historic fair needs to be preserved as a sign of heritage.
Rauri further wrote that the Punjab government is constantly striving hard for preserving the rich heritage of Punjab for the next generation. The people of the this region have been demanding to declare the historical fair ‘Chhinjh Chharahan Di’ as a heritage fair for a long time. In the book of eighth class, published by the Punjab School Education Board, the article ‘Chhinjh Chharahan Di’ written by the renowned writer Amrik Singh Dayal is being taught in schools from the last ten years.
He said that since the region was backward and hilly, this fair could not be promoted and neither the previous governments paid any attention to this.