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Guj CM attends Tarnetar Fair 2015, congratulates award winners of traditional sports

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt Anandiben Patel today attended the ongoing Tarnetar Fair 2015 in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. She expressed her happiness to join the vibrant celebrations of the fair.

On the occasion, CM Smt Patel awarded winners of various traditional sports like horse race, camel race, tug-of-war as part of Rural Olympics and congratulated them for their outstanding performances. She said that such traditional sports and rural art and handicrafts like the signature decorative umbrellas depict the rich heritage of our state. She mentioned that the art of making these embroidered umbrellas should be turned to a business model and made more popular for sale in commercial markets. All efforts should be made to keep the rich heritage of Gujarat alive, she added.

Lauding the hard work of cattle rearers, she said that Government of Gujarat is dedicated to empower cattle rearers and help them progress. She also performed Gau Puja while visiting the cattle fair as part of Tarnetar celebrations. CM Smt Patel took the time out to meet and interact with the tourists visiting Tarnetar Fair. She also performed puja and offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Trinetreshwar Mahadev Temple.

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