CM Tour programme 24-25 April 2017
Following the decision of the union government to rid the VIP culture of red lights, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Acharya Devvrat today directed to remove red beacon from his official vehicles along-with other vehicles attached with him.
Before leaving to New Delhi today morning, he directed to remove red beacons from his vehicles and thereafter on reaching New Delhi, he directed to discard red beacons from the official vehicles made available there.
Acharya Devvrat has welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to ban red beacons atop cars of all ministers, politicians and bureaucrats adding that it was a historic decision, which would help in ending VIP culture in the country. He said this would also help in checking the misuse of red beacons by the anti social elements.
Girl child education be given priority in society
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while addressing a gathering at Bagdaar in Bhatiyat Assembly constituency of district Chamba said that parents should give added attention to girl education as educated women play pivotal role in educating the society as a whole. He said that both boys and girls were important and should be equally educated.
He said education was the base of any developed society and the government had given added priority to imparting quality education to the youth. As many as 42 colleges were opened during the present regime of the government taking the strength of colleges to 121, which included two colleges as announced yesterday in Salooni tehsil and one in Matour in Kangra. All the colleges were opened in far-flung areas of the state so that girls could get maximum benefit and have education at their very doorstep.
He announced up-gradation of Middle School Dhalog to High School, Government Primary School, Khuin and Rangad to Government Middle School, upgradation of Middle Schools, Mathaloo, Kharera, Kahari, Saloh to Government High Schools and Government High School ,Dharoon Barnet to Senior Secondary School.
He announced a sum of Rs 15000 for promotion of cultural activities to GSSS Bagdaar. He said road from Nainikhud to Samleu will also be improved.
The Chief Minister announced opening of Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Garh in GP Chuhan, and Health Sub Centre at Kandei in GP Samleu.
He said his dream would be seen fulfilled, when every house in the state was well off economically and socially. “I believe that my motive, my mission would fail, if any citizen of Himachal lives in adversity and was not strengthened socio-economically," said Chief Minister. He said welfare of people and their happiness had to be ensured at any cost and his government was committed for this purpose.
He said Himachal has witnessed economic revolution mostly in villages due to road connectivity. Roads lead to development and the Government always gave importance to construction of roads to ensure development of the people.
The Chief Minister said that division in society was detrimental for the country. India being a secular country, every person has a right to exercise his religion. Every person has right to pursue his choice of religion. He said that it was being seen that few hardcore fanatics were trying to create rift amongst the people of different religion. They were trying to break harmony, unity and people should realise that such people should not be given a chance to split the Nation for seeking their political ambitions.
He also inaugurated newly constructed Rs 2.25 crore,Bagdaar-Khuin Road falling in Bhatiyat and Rs. 1.92 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme to cater to the population of around 5000 of 20 villages including Dhar Janoli, Nagali, Nuhin, Bagdhar, Baroh, Khuin, Dalog, Bannu, Bassa, Kanyarka, Patti, Sohar and Ulled in G.P. Bagdhar, Nagali, Dalog, Sudli and Mornu of Bhatiyat constituency.
He laid foundation stone of Rs 84 lakh drinking water supply scheme to PC habitations of census village Banikhet, Jaraie, Bagota Dharad, Banikhet, Ugral in Gram Panchayat Banikhet, which would benefit 14 habitations of the area and present population of 3700.
Chairman, State Pollution Control Board Shri Kuldeep Singh Pathania crediting the development of the state to Shri Virbhadra Singh, said that it was due to successive Congress governments that the state was one of the model hill states in the field of development in the country.
He said the State was adjudged as the best Big State in field of education, he said, adding that the State had 95 percent of road connectivity. However, the BJP could not complete the 4.50 Kilometres Khuin, road in its five years term, which was inaugurated today and the bus flagged off. He also put a demand for extension of Khuin road under Mukhya Mantri Sadak Yojna.
Forest Minister, Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Secretary AICC and MLA from Banikhet, Smt. Asha Kumari, DCC President, Shri Surinder Bharadwaj, former MLA, Shri Gandharva Singh, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Shri Dharam Singh Pathania, Chairman, APMC, Chamba, Shri Neeraj Nayar, BCC, President, Shri Raj Singh Chambial, BCC, President, Salooni block, Shri Raj Kumar Thakur, Chairman Bhalei Mata Temple committee and Senior Vice President DCC, Shri Kamal Thakur were also present on the occasion amongst others.
CM dedicates 50 bed hospital at Dalhousie.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today dedicated centrally heated newly constructed 50-bedded hospital, Dalhousie completed with an outlay of Rs 3.10 crore.
He directed PWD for construction of mortuary, a parking and a canteen for the hospital at Dalhousie.
The Chief Minister while taking cognizance of the dilapidated condition of the Municipal roads in Dalhousie directed PWD department to repair the road at the earliest.
Smt. Asha Kumari, the MLA from Banikhet and AICC, Secretary was also along-with the CM. --00--
Lays foundation stone of Rs. 35 crore water supply scheme
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today announced government degree colleges to be opened at Bhalei and Telka in dalhousie constituency of Chamba district. While addressing a mammoth public meeting at Thaakkrimatti in Salooni tehsil of the constituency, he said these colleges would be opened taking into consideration the strength of girl child in these far-off belts of Salooni tehsil.
With this announcement, the strength of the degree colleges in the state would go up to 121. He also assured that the Salooni block would be designated as backward block of the Chamba district.
He said that the MLA from the region Smt. Asha Kumari always think much before what was required to be done. She was farsighted leader and believes in serving the people of the State equally and had special care for the people of her own constituency.
The Chief Minister said that his relation with the people of the state was not to gain political mileage but he was associated with the people from his very soul. He cautioned the people not to believe in false promises of BJP as its leaders always believed in ‘Divide and Rule’ and their DNA was such, that they can't, even if so ever willing, tread on the path of truth. He said that the BJP believes in regionalism, religionism and casteism and never think about welfare of the people at large.
He said that as of today, there was more Muslim population in India than in Pakistan. They ( BJP) had no right to criticise the people on basis of region and caste. India was a secular state and will ever remain so, he said, adding that many sacrifices were made to gain independence and people should not fall in trap of few handful people, which could be detrimental for the Nation.
He said that due to connivance of state BJP leaders with central leadership, three investigating agencies were probing his single case. When Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal became the Chief Minister, he framed false cases against me twice and at both the times, I faced the session trial and was acquitted by the court, he said. It was the modus-operandi of BJP to try implicating him in false cases or openly criticise him whenever the elections to the state legislative assembly were in the corner.
Earlier, he laid foundation stone of augmentation of Saloni-Manjeer-Sundal-Diur water supply scheme Rs 34.69 crore to benefit as many as 437 habitations of 21 panchayats and population of 30 thousand besides estimated population of 42 thousand by 2048. The panchayats to be benefited include Salooni, Singhadhaar,Bayana,Manjeer, Sundla, Pukhri, Kharal, Siula,Ligga, Thaakrimatti, Salwaan, Diur, Manjali, Daand, Lanot and seven other panchayats.
He also dedicated an Ayurveda dispensary at Thaakrimatti near Bhalei Mata.
Shri Virbhadra Singh laid foundation stone of science block of Government Senior Secondary School building Bhalei to cost Rs 1.40 crore, and HPPWD rest house at Bhalei in tehsil Salooni to cost Rs 1.86 crore. This would benefit the pilgrims visiting the temple.
He also inaugurated a Primary Health Centre at Barangaal completed with an outlay of Rs 78 lakh and laid foundation stone of Community Health Centre at Baathri to cost a Rs 5.93 crore.
The Chief Minister earlier gave approval for upgradation of few schools at Manjeer after laying foundation stone of Rs 35 crore drinking water supply scheme. The Schools to be upgraded include Government Primary School Suri in Gram Panchayat (GP) Suri and Behadoei in GP Baadka to middle schools, Government Middle Schools Bhandar in GP Dighai, GMS Chakoli in GP Suri, GMS, Bhadroh in GP Sanooh, GMS, Karwaal in GP Karwaal GMS Pukhri in GP Pukhri, GMS Kaandi in GP Bhalei to high schools, Government High School, Grohan Gulel in GP Pichala Diur to senior secondary school and also announced new Primary School at Kharothi in GP Kharothi, Dhadunja in GP Kihar, Hangoi in GP Bhadela and Kaahla in GP Karwal.
The Chief Minister also paid obeisance at Bhalei Mata Temple and performed Pooja.
Secretary AICC and MLA from the region Smt. Asha Kumari accorded warm welcome to the Chief Minister. She said he was in politics from last 52 years since 1962 and worked with former Prime Ministers Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Narasimha Rao, Rajeev Gandhi and others and became the Chief Minister of the state in 1983, adding that he never did any business in Punjab or the business of pipes. Hinting at BJP, she said that Shri Virbhadra Singh was the leader of the masses and was not a leader just for the sake of fame and name.
She expressed surprise that few people were eyeing on exit of Shri Virbhadra Singh from active politics but before they should peep within themselves that whether they deserved and have the support and love of people as Virbhadra has. She said that BJP leaders believe in propaganda and lies and termed the BJP as "Bahut Jhuti Party". She said that the people of the state understand well that the state was safe in hands of Shri Virbhadra Singh.
She also listed the development of the area and thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating projects worth Rs 45 crore in her assembly and announcing a lift for Bhalei Mata Temple.
Amar Chand Sharma, Pradhan, Thaakrimatti, also welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister and honoured him.
Forest Minister, Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chairman, State Pollution Control Board, Kuldeep Singh Pathania, DCC President, Surinder Bharadwaj, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Dharam Singh Pathania, Chairman, APMC, Chamba, Neeraj Nayar, BCC, President, Raj Kumar Thakur,, Chairman Bhalei Mata Trust, Kamal Thakur, Block Youth Congress President, Amit Sharma were also present on the occasion amongst others.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today handed over the keys of the ambulance to District Red Cross Society, Chamba. He said that this would help the Red Cross in reaching to the poor and the needy well in time.
He also distributed farmer kits, solar home lights, UV water filters to schedule tribe population living Below Poverty Line of Chamba Block under ‘Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna’ of Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. The Rs 50 crore scheme is being implemented in Chamba block of the State only.
The Chief Minister handed over the keys of nine carriage vehicles the pick-up jeeps to the beneficiaries for which 25 percent subsidy has been provided to them.
He was detailed that as many as 126 households of schedule tribe population were provided Rs 75,000 each for construction and renovation of their houses. Under the scheme an amount of Rs. 50 lakh has been kept for dairy development component under ‘Shawet Dhara Unit’. Besides, seven tribal intensive government schools have been provided computers, LEDs, DTH (Dish), bio-metric machines etc.
The Chief Minister was informed that there were 254 self-help groups within Chamba development block. Play grounds, fishery tanks are also being constructed under the scheme.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over the State level 70th Himachal Day function at Chamba today presented State level Himachal Gaurav, Prerna Srot, Civil Service and Innovation awards.
He honoured Dr.Krishan Lal Sehgal with Himachal Gaurav Award in field of folk music, Dr. Rajinder Verma commandant of 17th battalion of Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP), Reckong Peo in Kinnaur district and international Kabaddi player from Dhabota, (Nalagarh) Ajay Thakur. Besides, the group of police personnel including Station House Officer, ASI, Kulwant Singh, head constable Sher Singh and Constable, Inder Singh, Roshan Lal and Rajesh Kumar were also with Himachal Gaurav Puruskars.
The Chief Minister conferred State Level Civil Service Award to district administration Shimla which was received by Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, Rohan Thakur.
The State level Prerna Srot awards were conferred upon Dinesh Sood, Lecturer in GSSS, (Boys), Nahan of Sirmaur district.
Under State innovation award scheme, Dr. Kamal Sharma from Dr.YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in solan district was presented a cheque of Rs.10,500 for introducing new commercial crop with early bearing technology and improved genotype for economic cultivation in monkey inhabited areas. Similarly, the same award comprising of cheque of Rs. 10,500 was presented to Dr. Sanjeev Thakur of Dr.YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry.
Dr. Sudhir Sharma, Associate Professor, department of Neurology, IGMC, Shimla was presented a cheque of Rs. 21,000 for HP Tele-stroke project.
A cheque of Rs 21,000 was presented to Smt. Punam Ghai, w/o Brij Bhushan Ghai of RR Enterprises for ready to cook spice mix, and Rs 21,000 each to Principal DIET, Mandi and Director Town and Country Planning, Himachal Pradesh for e-service project respectively.
Similarly, DSP, Dalhousie, Sagar Chand was also awarded for commendable services for ceasing haul of drugs, Jeet Singh Xen HPPWD, Chamba for his exemplary work, DPO, ICDS, (Child care), Kapil Sharma for playing a pivotal role in prohibiting child marriages in the district and Tehsil Welfare Officer Tissa and Salooni for actively working for welfare of the people.
Besides, Hamid, Chaman, Ravinder and Reena Roy from Chamba police were also honoured for their services.
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