Ujjain : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said that though the State government is leaving no stone unturned for the successful and memorable hosting of the Simhastha Fair-2016, it could not be achieved without the blessings of Lord Mahakal.
The CM was addressing a public meeting outside the Kothi Road located Simhastha Fair Authority after crowning of Makhan Singh Chauhan as the chairman of Central Simhastha Fair Organising Committee, here on Thursday. Makhan Singh assumed the office in the CM’s presence and amid the chanting of Vedic shlokas. CM had paid a short visit to be part of the office joining ceremony of Makhan Singh. He reached here from Bhopal by helicopter and left for Shajapur after attending the programme. Transport Minister and Ujjain In-charge Bhupendra Singh Thakur, School Education Minister Paras Jain, State BJP organising general secretary Arvind Menon, numerous peoples’ representatives, few sadhus and seers and senior officials were among those present.
Shivraj was highly appreciable for Makhan Singh. “He is an excellent social worker…has a deep interest in spiritualism…believes in highest values of the Indian culture…highly capable…best organiser…enjoys all capabilities to walk together with everybody,” the CM mentioned. He also said that all concerned ministers will visit Ujjain every week to review their departmental activities and they will also take part in the Kshipra cleansing drive. Likewise, Local Simhastha Fair Organising Committee will also be announced by a week. “Simhastha Fair is an Ujjain based event and like previous occasions, it will be hosted by people belonging to different walks of life and irrespective of their religion, class and political identity,” he said.
In his address, Makhan Singh said that a divine blessing helped him to accept this responsibility. He said that innumerable sadhu-saints will also coming for bath during the fair and it will be a great opportunity to welcome them. He also said that the role of government machinery, contractors and people belonging to different communities have a great role to play as he has been given the responsibility in a token shape. Prior to it, Simhastha Fair Authority chairman Diwakar Natu delivered the welcome address. He said that delay in constructions works create a sort of confusion, but the affection of local people towards the fair would definitely make it as a grand fair. He also suggested felicitating all those persons who have extended contribution to make it successful.