Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today inaugurated the eight-day long Sri Phalodi Mata Kumbh Mela, which will end on February 4, at Kherabad village in the district.
Sri Phalodi Mata Kumbh Mela is a symbol of communal harmony and strength of the state. All 36 communities, including Muslims and Gujjars, have made contribution for the event, she said here.
Muslims of the area have contributed four wells and a portion of their land for the fair, she said, adding “Rajasthan is proud of its communal harmony”.
The fair is in the state government list so that it can be promoted at the international level, Raje said.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister assured relief and compensation to farmers whose crops were damaged by hailstorm and unseasonal rains in the state.
“Officials from the revenue and disaster management departments have been directed to immediately prepare the Girdawari report after the survey of damaged crops by unseasonal rains and hailstorms in various affected areas of the state,” she said.
Earlier, Raje offered prayers at the Phalodi Mata temple.
“Over two lakh people from India and aboard are expected to attend the fair. Over 10,000 families are currently residing in 20,000 tents erected in the 3. 50 biga campus,” Mela committee media cell member Arvind Gupta said.
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