BY TC News Desk
Agartala, November 10: The Diwali fair, a popular annual event at the Mata Tripureshwari Temple, one of the 51 Peeths, will start from Sunday i.e. November 12, and will continue for three days.
The fair will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha at 5:30 pm on Sunday. The fair will showcase the cultural and religious diversity of the state and will attract thousands of visitors from different parts of the country.
The fair is being organized by the Diwali Mela Committee and the Mata Bari Panchayat Samiti, with the support of various government departments.
The fair will feature 16 stalls displaying the development work of the government, as well as about 600 shops selling various items and products. However, tickets for beat of 6,664 shops were sold and it is believed that Rs 8 to 9 thousand were collected for each. The fair will also have cultural programs, musical shows, fireworks and other attractions.
The fair is expected to be attended by all the Council of Ministers, union minister of the state, all the MLAs, the Sabhadipati of the Gomati Zilla Parishad and other public representatives. The fair will also provide an opportunity for the people to interact with the government officials and the political leaders.
The fair organizers have made elaborate arrangements for the security and the traffic management of the fair. A total of five gates will be installed on the national highway, and no vehicle will be allowed to enter the fair without the permission of the government. The vehicles that have government approval will be parked at the Matabari Vegetable Market grounds. The organizers have also arranged for the sanitation and the medical facilities at the fair.
The fair organizers have said that they are working day and night to make the fair a success and a memorable experience for the visitors. They have also said that the fair is a symbol of the unity and the harmony of the state and the country. They have invited the people to join the fair and celebrate the festival of lights.