The Presidents Colour Award ceremony was organized by Himachal Pradesh Police at the historic Ridge Ground here today. Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu. While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has got this distinction. 'President Colour' is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters, said Shri Arlekar. He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service. While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President's Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniformed force and Himachal Pradesh was the 8th State Police Force to receive the Presidents Colours Award, ahead of many States which pre-date us, were larger in size and more prosperous. Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President's Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfill with more integrity, efficiency and discipline. He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh. He thanked the Governor for conferring the President's Colour. Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction. ADGP Ashok Tiwari proposed vote of thanks. Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Mayor Municipal Corporation Shimla Satya Kaundal, senior officers of the police department and armed forces, former DGPs and other prominent people were also present on the occasion. -0-
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated Rotary Ashray (Sarai Bhawan) near Cancer Hospital, IGMC here today, which has been constructed by Shimla Rotary Charitable Trust and Tulsi Ram Bhagirath Ram Memorial Charitable Trust Chandigarh for the cancer patients and their attendants. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the Rotary Trust had done a commendable service in providing helping hand to the suffering humanity. He said that this Sarai has been constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 3.50 crore and has 13 rooms with double and triple occupancy beds and two dormitories with total ten beds. He said that this Sarai would be providing boarding and lodging facilities to about 50 people, besides parking in two floors for about 35 cars. He said the rooms would be made available to the patients and their attendants on the recommendation of IGMC Cancer Hospital. Chief Minister said that this Sarai would be run on no profit no loss basis and rooms would be made available for the needy on nominal rates. He also thanked the Rotary Club and other Organizations for their philanthropic contribution as this service would provide a much needed relief to the attendants of the cancer patients. Jai Ram Thakur said that the collective efforts of the Rotary Club, Tulsi Ram Bhagirath Ram Memorial Charitable Trust and SJVNL were proving beneficial for the patients and their attendants. Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that this facility would go a long way in providing a much needed relief to the attendants of the cancer patients. He said that Rotary Club was one of the most pioneer and famous club associated for helping the needy in the State. He said that book café would be developed in Shimla under the Smart City Project, which could have a separate sitting area for the senior citizens. Mayor Municipal Corporation Shimla Satya Kaundal thanked the Rotary Club for construction of this Sarai Bhawan as it would provide much needed help to the family members of the cancer patients. She said that SJVNL has also played a vital role during the time of corona pandemic. Director SJVNL and Chairperson SJVNL Foundation Geeta Kapoor said that CSR was one of the most important components of the SJVNL. She said that SJVNL has always come forward to help the people in distress and need. Chairman of this Project V.P. Kalta said that the vision of this project was laid in the year 2009 and it took long time to start and complete this ambitious project. He said that work of this project was delayed due to the corona pandemic. He said that the Rotary Club want to construct a Recreation Centre for the old people of Shimla town. Former Mayor, former MLA and Trustee of Tulsi Ram Bhagirath Ram Memorial Charitable Trust Adarsh Sood welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He said that this Sarai has been constructed to provide lodging and boarding facilities to the attendants of the cancer patients. He said the Rotary has made a contribution of Rs 1.60 lakh for construction of this Bhawan. Deputy Mayor Shailender Chauhan, President Rotary Club K.K. Khanna, District Governor Ajay Madan, Secretary Kamal Butail, Principal IGMC Dr. Surinder Singh, Medical Superintendent IGMC Dr. Janak Raj, Trustees of Tulsi Ram Bhagirath Memorial Trust were present on the occasion among others. -0-
The State Government would take steps to start the facility of providing artificial limbs in the IGMC Shimla for which adequate training would be provided to doctors and other staff so that needy in the State were not deprived of this facility. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while inaugurating a State Level artificial limb transplant camp organized by the State Social Justice and Empowerment Department with cooperation of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti-Jaipur Foot here today for implantation of artificial limbs. Chief Minister said that Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti was rendering a great service by helping the suffering humanity. He said that the people who were rendered handicapped due to some accident or mishap, were being provided artificial limbs so that they can realize their dreams. He said that this has brought a new ray of hope in their lives. Jai Ram Thakur said that Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti was established by D.R. Mehta in 1975 for the welfare of the specially abled and since then this Simiti has been continuously engaged in the service of the handicapped and has emerged as a largest organization in the world working for specially abled persons. He said that science today has made a lot of progress to avoid the disability associated with birth, but at times the disability may occur due to some disease or accident. Chief Minister said that several people with physical hardships have achieved a lot in their life with hard work and commitment. He said that in special Olympics the physically challenged youths of the country and the State have brought laurels not only for themselves, but for the entire country. He said that Nishad Kumar of Una has won silver medal in this Olympics. He said that another girl, Arunima Sinha of Uttar Pradesh despite losing her one leg in an accident, conquered mighty Mount Everest. He said that these were the finest examples of that one can achieve anything with strong willpower and commitment. Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government was committed to provide all possible help to the specially abled and people with disabilities. He said that the State Government has started Sahara Yojna to provide financial assistance of Rs 3000 per month to family with the chronically ill patient. He said that as many as 20,000 people were being providing financial assistance under this scheme. Chief Minister also honoured the doctors and technicians of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti. Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that the very first decision of the State Government headed by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was aimed at the welfare of the old people. He said that the age for availing the benefits of old age social security pension without the income limit criteria was lowered from 80 years to 70 years, which has further been lowered to 65years for the old women. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Sarveen Chaudhary said that ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Simiti’ was indeed doing a commendable service in providing artificial limbs to the needy, thus bringing smile on the face of needy. She said that as many as 400 people have been identified in the State for the artificial limbs. She said that the State Government was committed to ensure welfare of the weaker sections of the society and has initiated several schemes for their upliftment. She also detailed various welfare schemes launched by the Department for the people with special abilities. She said that the State Government has also constituted a Divyagan Kalyan Board and Viklang Jan Kalyan Board for the welfare of these special people. Director Employment of SCs, OBCs, Minorities and Specially Abled Vivek Bhatia welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He said that this was the first camp of its kind being organized by Shri Bhagwan Mahavir Sewa Samiti. Former MP and Chairman Scheduled Castes Commission Virender Kashyap, Mayor Satya Kaundal, Deputy Mayor Shalinder Chauhan, Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh, Dr Vijay of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti were present on the occasion among others. -0-
While addressing the 37th Foundation Day of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in Solan district virtually from Shimla today, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that over the years, Himachal Pradesh has made splendid progress in the field of horticulture, as it has emerged as a potential factor to boost the agricultural economy. He said that horticulture account for about 33 percent of agricultural production and annual business of apple alone was more than Rs. 5000 crore. He said that role of agriculture and horticulture in employment generation, nutritional security, poverty alleviation programs is becoming increasingly important. Jai Ram Thakur said that higher education institutions like the Dr. Y.S. Parmar University help in developing latest knowledge and technology so that it reaches the farming community. He also remembered first Chief Minister and founder of Himachal Pradesh Dr. Y.S. Parmar, who envisioned to set up a Horticulture University in the State. He said that during the covid-19 pandemic, the horticulture economy has provided much needed support to the State economy. Chief Minister said that the University has been ranked ‘A’ grade in Atal Innovation Ranking released by the Union Ministry of Education and also ranked 11th in the ranking of Indian Council of Agricultural Research affiliated Agricultural University. He said that since its inception, 7376 students have taken education from this University and at present 2627 students are studying in various degree programs in the University. He said that the State Government has also established a College of Horticulture and Forestry in Thunag area of Mandi district. Jai Ram Thakur asked the University to prepare trained human resources, to find latest technologies from new research and to spread this knowledge to the farmers, so that they can increase their income and living standard. He said that the State Government has also constituted a Task Force to successfully implement the historic New Education Policy 2020. He said that a vision document was almost ready to implement this policy by the University which would benefit the students and usher in a new education revolution in the country. Chief Minister said that the State was world famous for its beauty and along with tourism, horticulture sector was playing a major role in strengthening the economy of the State. He said that horticulture and tourism should be combined together, to establish agro-horticulture based eco-tourism model by the University. He said that the scientists of the University should also work towards the food processing. He suggested that the University to train more and more farmers in food processing and motivate them to adopt new techniques so that they can earn good profit from their production. Jai Ram Thakur said that more than 80 projects funded by various funding institutions were currently underway in the University and during the last one year the University has succeeded in getting 18 new projects worth Rs.7.45 crores. He said that the State Government has also sanctioned various projects to the University. He said that the State Government has also been provided grant by World Bank and Asian Development Bank under Horticulture Development Project and Indian Council of Agricultural Research for Rs. 25 crore Institutional Development Scheme. He expressed hope that the progressive farmers of every district who were honoured today would share their knowledge and experience with other farmers. Chief Minister also inaugurated Rs. 8 crore Electron Microscopy Lab on the occasion. Vice Chancellor of the University Dr. Parvinder Kaushal while welcoming the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion, detailed various achievements of the University. Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, Forests Minister Rakesh Pathania and MLA Col. Dhani Ram Shandil were present at Nauni University campus, whereas Information Technology Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, Vice Chairman HP State Disaster Management Authority Randhir Sharma were present with the Chief Minister at Shimla. -0-
The present State Government was committed to make Himachal Pradesh a most favoured tourist destination of the country by strengthening tourism infrastructure and providing world class facilities to the tourists. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while participating in the Manali Tourism Conclave event of Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal held at Manali today.
Chief Minister said that tourism industry was the most adversely affected sector during Corona pandemic. He said that the main aim of the government during the pandemic was survival of the industry and now focus was being laid on revival of the tourism sector. He said that tourism sector accounts of 7.3 per cent of the total States GDP. He said that it not only providing direct and indirect employment to local youth but was also a major sector for providing self employment opportunities to the youth.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has launched a new and innovative scheme Nai Raahein Nai Manzilein to promote lesser known tourist destinations. He said that an amount of Rs. 200 crore have been sanctioned under this scheme during the last about four years. He said that under this scheme, Billing in Kangra district was being developed as a paragliding and adventure sports destination, Chanshal in Shimla district as Winter sports destination, Jhenjehli in Mandi district at Eco tourism destination and Pong Dam in Kangra district at water sports destination. He said that steps were being taken to provide tourists best way side facilities. Chief Minister said that the State Government has also succeeded to get sanctioned a Rs. 2095 crore ADB Tourism project for the State. He said that process of preparing DPRs for projects worth Rs 700 crore was under way. He said that Shiv Dham was being developed in Mandi district which would be an added attraction for the tourists visiting the State. Jai Ram Thakur said that the State was endeavouring to strengthen air connectivity in the State. He said that efforts were on to construct greenfield airport at Nagchala in Mandi district. He said that the Finance Commission has also recommended Rs 1000 crore for this airport which would not only add wings to tourism development in the State but also was important from strategic point on view. IT Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur also participated in the conclave. Principal Secretary Tourism and Civil Aviation Subhasish Panda was also present on the occasion. -0-
Announces PWD Circle at Dharampur The present State Government was ensuring that every section of the society and every area of the State get benefitted from the welfare and developmental schemes of the State Government. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after inaugurating and laying foundation stones of 96 developmental projects worth Rs. 381 crore in Dharampur Assembly Constituency of Mandi district today.
Chief Minister said that the people of Dharampur area were fortunate that they have a dynamic and committed leadership representing them in State Vidhan Sabha. He said that it was a historic day for the people of Dharampur Vidhan Sabha area as a record 96 developmental projects worth Rs. 381 crore were dedicated to the people of the area.
Jai Ram Thakur said that corona pandemic badly shattered the world economy and Himachal Pradesh was not an exception. He said that timely decisions by the Central leadership and the State Government coupled with active cooperation of the people, the country and the state was gradually coming out from this situation. He said that even during the pandemic, he inaugurated and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 4500 crore in about 42 Vidhan Sabha areas of the State. He said that the Congress leaders did nothing in this crisis and even tried to politicize this sensitive issue. He reminded the congress leaders that there were only 50 ventilators in the State when the pandemic spread whereas today the State has over 1000 ventilators.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Jal Jeevan Mission has been proving a boon to the people of the State as the State was committed to provide fully functional water tap to every household by mid of next year. Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government has launched Sahara Yojna for providing financial assistance of Rs 3000 per month to families with chronically ill patients, Grihini Suvidha Yojna to provide free gas connections to about 3.25 lakh households, Himcare Scheme to provide health cover of Rs. 5.25 lakh to eligible families, social security pension to the old age, widows, destitute, specially abled etc. He said that over 2.07 lakh families have been benefited under the HIMCARE scheme. He said that Rs 31000 were being provided to daughters of BPL families under the Shagun Yojna at the time of their marriage. He said that it was unfortunate the despite remaining in power for about 50 years, the Congress leaders never thought of such welfare schemes. He said that the Congress leaders were busy in their own development. Chief Minister said that the results of recently held bye-elections has given a little time to rejoice for the Congress. He said that these results has nothing to do as the results of 2022 general election would be very different as the BJP would again form government in the State. He said that today the Nation was safe in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was giving befitting reply to any misadventures of the neighbouring nations. He said that abrogation of Article 370, construction of Lord Ram Temple at Ayodaya was possible due to the strong leadership and political will power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief Minister announced PWD Circle at Dharampur, upgradation of Community Health Centre Mandap to 50 bedded hospital, upgradation of veterinary dispensary Seoh to Veterinary Hospital, opening of PHC at Daraba, opening of veterinary dispensary at Banerdi, opening of Labour Office cum Employment Exchange at Dharampur, starting of Volvo bus service from Dharampur to Delhi, upgradation of three PHCs to CHCs in the area and starting of science classes in two Government Senior Secondary Schools of the area. Jai Ram Thakur also announced construction of helipad at Sandhol and Tanihar, Rs. 10 lakh for renovation of Regional Manager Office building, Dharampur, Rs. 10 lakh each for four roads in the area and Rs. 15 lakh for interlocking tiles at bus stand Dharampur.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. 45 lakh PHC staff quarter at Darwar, Rs. 1.15 crore 62 meters span foot bridge near HRTC bus stand Dharampur, Rs. 28 lakh Sub Centre Majhyar, Rs. 58 lakh four rooms at Government Senior Secondary School, Mandap, Rs. 58 lakh four rooms at Government High School at Chatter Pipli, Rs. 8 crore Government Degree College at Sandhole, Rs. 10.62 crore 142 meter span bridge at Churu Ra Balh, Rs. 2.90 crore 16.75 meters span bridge over Makkar Nallah on Haaylog to Pehad road, Rs. 8.90 crore 75 metres span bridge over Sun khad on Patti Jhanjhail Kathyali via Darku road, Rs. 65 lakh Dharampur to Satrehar via Mathi Banwar road, Rs. 45 lakh Nalad bridge to Syathi road, Rs. 1.74 crore Hukkal to Sun khad road, Rs. 4.45 crore Dabrot to Arli Paryal road, Rs. 3.50 crore Khopuan to Churu Ra Balh road, Rs. 3.34 crore upgradation of Longni to Sajao road and Rs. 3 crore upgradation of Parchu to Sajao road. Jai Ram Thakur also inaugurated Rs. 31.15 crore LWSS to Sandhole, Neri, Datwar, Ghanala, Sohar, Kothuwan, Dhalara and Beri Gram Panchayats and improvement/rejuvenation of existing WSS in tehsil Sandhole under 'Har Ghar Nal Se Jal', Rs. 13.20 crore LWSS to various habitations in GP Darwar, Rs. 11.99 crore LWSS to Rakhoh, Cholthra, Awah Devi, Tihra and adjoining villages in tehsil Dharampur, Rs. 19.25 crore LIS to group of panchayats Sandhole, Sohar, Neri Datwar and Ghanala in tehsil Dharampur, Rs. 2.61 crore rainwater harvesting structure and lift irrigation scheme Bhadu Chaswal and Chatryana in tehsil Dharampur, Superintending Engineer Office at Dharampur, Rs. 1.61 crore Assistant Office and residential buildings at Mandap and Rs. one crore cowshed at Nald in GP Longni. Jai Ram Thakur performed foundation stones of Rs. 17.08 crore rehabilitation/ renovation of various water supply schemes under IPH Sub Division Mandap, Rs. 15.58 crore rehabilitation/rejuvenation of various LWSS under IPH Sub Division Tihra, Rs. 53 lakh CAD work for Lift Irrigation Scheme Pipli in GP Sajao Piplu, Rs. 31.64 crore CAD work for Lift Irrigation Scheme Baroti, Mandap, Jordhan area and their adjoining villages in tehsil Dharampur, Rs. 9.49 crore CAD work for Lift Irrigation Scheme Behri to Dhawali Marhi in tehsil Dharampur, Rs. 2.45 crore CAD work for Lift Irrigation Scheme Binga, Samoud and Saklana in tehsil Dharampur, Rs. 7.05 crore Parvat Dhara Scheme in Lashni khad and Dughah Nallah at Bhoorin Dharampur Block, Rs. 1.87 crore LIS Jol Maluia in GP Tatoli Pardana and Bahri, Rs. 2.20 crore water supply facility to various left out habitations of GP Bahri, Longni and Saklana under JSV Sub Division Dharampur, Rs. 1.91 crore water supply scheme to left out habitations in GP Langehar, Chouri and Chanouta, Rs. 2.82 crore WSS to left out habitations of G.P. Longni, Rs. 1.55 crore LWSS Cheij Gwella to Haloun and its adjoining villages in tehsil Sandhole, Rs. 1.47 crore source strengthening of JJM schemes in Jal Shakti Sub Division Dharampur, Rs. 6.21 crore source strengthening of Kamlah and Mandap area under Jal Shakti Sub Division Dharampur, Rs. 4.96 crore source strengthening of Kandapattan (Kamlah phase), Rs. 5.40 crore source strengthening of JJM Scheme Ropri Chowk and multi villages under Jal Shakti Division Sarkaghat and Rs. 9.88 crore integrated bee keeping development Centre Jhalera.
Chief Minister laid foundation stones of Rs. 71 lakh link road Bakkari to Upper Gwalla, Rs. 82 lakh link road village Alshed, Rs. 89 lakh link road Jhangi Bhoor Chandgala Bhalu Bhalue road, Rs. 68 lakh link road to village Churra, Rs. 71 lakh link road Jared to Tharu, Rs. 1.27 crore 30 meter span bridge over Bhaletuwan over Seoh Kaltri Fadol road, Rs. 3.17 crore 60 meter span bridge on Dhaloun to Rakh road, Rs. 1.73 crore 62 meters span foot bridge over Sun khad, Rs. 3.41 crore 72 meter span bridge over Sun khad from Kandapattan to Chakyana road, Rs. 88 lakh link road Garli to Sahan, Rs. 26.10 crore combined office building at Dharampur, Rs. 51 lakh ayurvedic health centre at Kujjabalh, Rs. 57 lakh ayurvedic health centre at Baroti, Rs. 1.26 crore link road Bakkar khad to Rassadi, Rs. 63 lakh link road Harizen Basti Koon, Rs. 59 lakh Conference Hall at Govt. ITI Paplog, Rs. 2.19 crore 30 meter span bridge on Dwardo Darku Padhar road, Rs.3 crore 40 meter span bridge over Jandar khad on Sherpur to Sari via Khaber road, Rs. 1.42 crore link road Khanour Fakdol Kaltri Beri Kothwan road, Rs. 86 lakh 16.75 meter span bridge over Paplog khad, Rs. 38 lakh link road Mansa Mata Chowk to Lower Datwar, Rs. 78 lakh school building at Government High School Banerdi and Rs. 78 lakh school building at Government High School Koon. Jai Ram Thakur also laid foundation stones of Rs. 1.46 crore PHC building at Morla, Rs. 2.09 crore PHC building at Jhangi, Rs. 13.84 crore ITI building at Baroti, Rs. 4.28 crore 60 meter span RCC bridge on Dhalon to Rakh road, Rs. 1.14 crore Sub Tehsil Office cum Residence building at Mandap, Rs. 1.25 crore Revenue Sadan Office cum residence building Dharampur at Longni, Rs. 63 lakh Sanyukat Bhawan at Bahri, Rs.63 lakh Sanyukat Bhawan at Sandhole, Rs. 1.25 crore Sanyukat Bhawan at Chanouta, Rs. 1.40 crore link road Nalad to Binga, Rs. 15.72 crore 230 meter span bridge over River Beas at Balesar Pattan, Rs. 83 lakh link road harijan basti Putlifld, Rs. 1.14 crore link road village Badoh, Rs. 1.90 crore link road to village Jatheri, Rs. 16.07 crore 50 bedded hospital at Mandap, Rs. 85 lakh link road Kot to Lamber, Rs. 89 lakh link road Khouda to Buhana via Bakkar khad, Rs. 82 lakh link road Bada Huin to harijan basti Balh, Rs. 89 lakh link road Bag to harijan basti, Rs. 89 lakh link road Dagwani to Chandpur, Rs. 84 lakh link road Answai to Chaswal, Rs. 63 lakh link road Darwar to Saklani basti, Rs. 89 lakh link road Lagyar, Rs. 86 lakh link road Manjhla Bandal, Rs. 78 lakh room for PSA Oxygen Plant and manifold System at 100 bedded Hospital at Dharampur, Rs. 78 lakh room for PSA Oxygen Plant and manifold System at 100 bedded hospital at Sandhole, Rs. 68 lakh room for PSA Oxygen Plant and manifold system at 50 bedded hospital at Tihra and Rs. 71 lakh room for PSA Oxygen Plant and manifold system at 50 bedded hospital at Mandap. Jal Shakti and Horticulture Minister Mahender Singh Thakur said that the people of the State in general and people of Mandi parliamentary constituency in particular were fortunate to have an honest and hardworking Chief Minister in the form of Jai Ram Thakur. He said that Dharampur has witnessed unprecedented development during the last about four years and the credit of this goes to the special benevolence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. He said that inauguration and foundation stones of record 96 projects worth Rs 381 crore were provided to the people of Dharampur by the Chief Minister. He said that the area was fast emerging as a model Vidhan Sabha area of the State. He said that Rs 1688 crore SHIVA Project has been sanctioned for the State to ensure horticulture development in lower areas of the State. He also detailed various developmental demands of the area. State Joint Media In-charge Rajat Thakur thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating and laying foundation stones of developmental projects worth crores of Rupees in Dharampur area. He said that once known as Changar area, today almost every household has functional tapped water in Dharampur area. He said that credit of this goes to the Chief Minister who ensured that the pace of development goes uninterrupted during the last about four years. Mandal BJP President Puran Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. Power Minister Sukh Ram Chaudhary, MLA Sarkaghat Col. Inder Singh, MLA Drang Jawahar Thakur, MLA Jogindernagar Prakash Rana, Vice Chairman State Khadi Board Sanjiv Katwal, HP State Cooperative Bank Director Priyavrat Sharma, District BJP President Dalip Thakur, General Secretary State BJP Mahila Morcha Vandana Guleria, Managing Director HRTC Sandeep Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Mandi Arindham Chaudhary and other prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion. -0-
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