Governor Acharya Devvrat called on Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India at New Delhi, today.
It was a courtesy call.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh would soon emerge as a model state in skill development. He was speaking as Chief Guest in the closing ceremony of the Skill India Pavillion at ‘World on Platter’ organized by Believe India, National Skill Development Corporation and NGO Swaca Skills in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at New Delhi today.
Shri Jai Ram Thakur said that thrust of present Government will be on upgrading the skills of youth and to make them self reliant so that self employment avenues can open up for them which could only lead to youth empowerment. He said that government would consider to coming up with a plan under which brand product for every district would be identified and promoted under Skill India.
He said that state government’s focus is on youth and in Himachal Pradesh the share of youth population is 35.25%, which is more than the national level of 34.80%. He said that Government of India has formulated the National policy for skill Development and Entrepreneurship to provide an umbrella framework to all skill development activities being carried out within the country, and to align these to common standards and link skill development activities with demand centres. On the same analogy Government of Himachal Pradesh has introduced the Skill Development Policy to guide the reform and scaling up of skill development efforts in the State. Under skill development allowance scheme, 1,85,326 persons were benefited with an amount of Rs. 156 crore, he added.
Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the organizers to promote skill india initiatives during the global event which would empower skilled youth and go a long way in providing wide exposure and job opportunities to them.
Chief Minister visited all the stalls set up in the pavilion and interacted with the organizers. He also visited Himachal Pradesh stall and distributed certificates to the participants.
Shri Jaykant Singh Head State Engagement National Skill Development Corporation briefed about the activities of the corporation. He said that the corporation would like to work in the state on experimental basis on a project with an objective of increasing state per capita income.
Shri Mallikarjun Iytha Founder of Believe India welcomed the Chief Minister.
Shri Rahul Saridena Founder of Believe India proposed vote of thanks.
Prominent among other dignitaries present on the occasion were Shri Sukhram Choudhry MLA and Former CPS, Shri Baldev Tomar Ex MLA, Dr K Laxman BJP Chief Telangana State, Ms. Maaya Kardoosh Deputy Ambassador Israel, Ms. Namrata Goyal Director Jet Airways.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Jai RamThakur called on President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at New Delhi today.
It was a courtesy call.
The Cabinet in its meeting held here today decided to fill up 200 vacant posts of Medical Officers (MBBS) on local specific contracts on walk in interview to cope with the shortage of doctors and provide health care facilities to the people of the State at their door steps, particularly in rural and far flung areas.
The Cabinet decided to amend PG policy on tendering bond money for MBBS doctors who pursue higher courses MD/MS degree or diploma, super specialty DM/MCH courses, DNB courses, Master Courses within and outside the State. This will be a major relief for MBBS doctors undergoing PG courses who were facing hardship in obtaining bank guarantees for their courses.
Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur presided over the meeting.
It decided to procure four pulses i.e. Dal Channa, Urd Sabut, Moong Sabut and Malka from National Co-operative Consumer’s Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) under State Subsidized Scheme for procurement and distribution of pulses by revising the existing policy, provisions and method of procurement of pulses. The H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. and NCCF will execute an MoU in this respect. There would be saving of Rs. 2.63 crore per month only on account of purchase of pulses.
The Cabinet gave its approval to strengthen H.P. Forest Ecosystem Climate Proofing Project being implemented in Chamba and Kangra districts with the assistance from the KFW Development Bank Germany by providing more requisite staff. This project is covering 600 panchayats of these districts for minimizing and mitigating the negative impacts of climate change by increasing biodiversity and sustained income in rural areas through sustainable management of forest resources.
The Cabinet approved deployment of two medical physicists and four radiotherapist technicians on outsource basis at Government Medical College Tanda to operationalise the sophisticated cancer treatment equipment available there.
It gave its nod to upgrade Community Health Centre Bagsaid to 50 bed Civil Hospital in Mandi district along-with creation of 29 posts of various categories in the hospital.
It gave its consent to upgrade Civil Hospital Ani in district Kullu to 100 bed Civil Hospital along-with creation of 26 new posts of different categories.
It gave its consent to fill up 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in district Solan on contract basis.
The Cabinet decided to fill up three vacant posts of Investigators in H.P. Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) on contract basis.
Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur today flagged off the electrical bus services of HRTC under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme of Government of India in 90:10 ratio.
He flagged off 11 electric vans for local destination in Shimla from the State Secretariat on nine different routes. There would be no change in the fare and it would be the same as of those HRTC taxis already operating within Municipal Corporation limits of the town.
The taxis will operate from State Secretariat to Indira Gandhi Medical College and hospital (IGMC), Old Bus stand to HP Secretariat, Dhalli Tunnel to IGMC, Boileauganj to CTO, Old Bus Stand to CTO, Titukandi crossing to CTO, Navbahar to IGMC, Summer-hill to CTO.
As many as 50 buses have been provided to the state under the scheme.
The Chief Minister said that these electrical cabs would also be introduced in other districts as well in a phased manner.
Education Minister Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Urban development Minister Shri Sarveen Chaudhary, Agriculture Minister Shri Ram Lal Markanda, Transport Minister Shri Govind Singh were also present on the occasion amongst others.
Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur, who was at Neri in Hamirpur district today attended the State level symposium and seminar organised on birth anniversary of legendary historian Thakur Ram Singh said that he was a motivator and an intellectual who contributed in conservation, compilation, re-establishing and rewriting historical facts of the country. The seminar was organised by department of language Art and Culture in Jagdev Chand Research Institute.
A litterateur from Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh,Thakur Ram Singh played a pivotal role while heading Bhartiya Itihaas Sankalan Yojna and his research was focused on knowing the artefacts and real history of the country, said the Chief Minister. He said that there were few people who write history, others create history, and few become history in themselves and Thakur Ram Singh was such a legend.
He said that Thakur Ram Singh inspired many historians, scholars and senior workers to achieve the objectives of reflecting the real history of country. Thakur Ram Singh expanded the work in different parts of the country and was successful in associating many scholars, historians and intellectual with the Ideology, he said. The role of Thakur Ram Singh in initiating research and making correction in Indian history will be remembered for ever, he said.
"I have learnt that Thakur Ram Singh conducted four national seminars in Himachal Pradesh on human creation in Vaivastar Manvantar, social system, invasion of Sikandra (the Alexander) and his death in Jammu region, which speaks in volumes of his revolutionary research and writings as well", said the Chief Minister.
It was due to the inspiration of Thakur Ram Singh and the efforts of Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana that Thakur Jagdev Chand Memorial Research Institute was set up at Neri and he was its founder patron. Many important projects have already been started at this Institute.
Earlier, he offered floral tributes to Thakur Ram Singh and also referred to Lal Chand Prarthi, Dr. YS. Parmar, Pahari Gandhi Baba Kanshi Ram and others. The Chief Minister said that the celebration of anniversary of Thakur Ram Singh would be made an annual affair and also suggested to bring out a book on him to be made available in school libraries. He assured to provide ala possible assistance for strengthening the Institute.
Purnima Chauhan, Secretary, Language, Art and culture, also spoke on the occasion and assured the Chief Minister that this will be a yearly affair onwards.
Deputy Commissioner Hamirpur Shri Rakesh Prajapati, who is also Chairman cum Managing Director of Ex-Servicemen Corporation presented a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh to the Chief Minister towards CM Relief Fund.
MPP and Power Minister Shri Anil Sharma, Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Virendar Kanwar, MLAs, President Neri Research Institute Shri Vijay Mohan Puri, State Secretary (Prant Karyavah) RSS Shri Kismat Kumar, writers, poets and many others associated with the Institute were present on the occasion.
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