Madhavpur fair to show Arunachal Pradesh links
In this year’s fair in Madhavpur (Ghed) in Porbandar district, the Gujarat government, in collaboration with the central government will highlight the historical and cultural ties between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat. The fair will have special programmes that will depict the legend of the ‘yatra’ of Lord Krishna and Rukmani from Arunachal
Gujarat government in collaboration with the government at the Centre will make special efforts to strengthen historical and cultural relationship between Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat, and to provide international and national fame to traditional fair being held at Madhavpur (Ghed) in Porbandar district. As the first step in the direction to give an Indian identity to the fair, various programmes will be organized till April 06 19
Gujarat governor OP Kohli, Arunachal Pradesh’s governor Brigadier (Dr.) BD Mishra, chief ministers of Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, Rupani Pema Khandu, and Biren Singh, respectively, Union minister of state for culture Mahesh Sharma, Union minister of state for home affairs Kiran Rijiju, and other dignitaries will be present at the fair.
Glimes of Festival
"It is expected that more than 100,000 people will visit the fair," they said and added that more than 300 artists from Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur and over 200 artists from Gujarat have been invited to participate in the fair. The state government has renovated the 12th century Madhavraiji temple.