Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh received the holy palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib at historical Ridge during the State level celebration of 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji, today. The two days event was organised by Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Shimla in collaboration with the State Government. The event was marked by the procession carrying holy palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib which started from DC office today.
Shri Virbhadra Singh expressed happiness over 350th Birth Anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji in which people from all walks of life participated. He said that he was feeling extremely happy to see that people of all religions had gathered to celebrate this occasion in large number, which reflects the unity and integrity. He said that Himachal Pradesh was a peaceful State where people of all religions live in harmony.
He said that Guru Gobind Singh ji had great affection and love for this hilly State and did much of his creative and literary work on banks of the River Yamuna at Paonta in District Sirmour. He said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji was the richest example of valour and sacrifice and worked for safeguarding of religion and humanity. He said that we should take inspiration from his life and follow his teachings, his spirit of sacrifice and bravery to contribute constructively to the society.
He said that teachings of Guru Gobind Singh ji were more relevant in the present day context and we must resolve to follow in his footsteps for building a strong, prosperous and united nation. He said that he not only inspired the society with his spiritual teachings but also showed great courage in the battlefield and even sacrificed lives of his sons.
An exhibition depicting the life circle and teachings of Guru Gobind Singh ji was also showcased on the Ridge. Among other attraction, Police and Army band display, martial art display by the Sikh people (Martial Art Gatka) was also performed.
Earlier, the members of Guru Singh Sabha including President Shri Jasvinder Singh, Vice President Shri Janak Singh, General Secretary Shri Sewa Singh and Organising Secretary Shri Kawaljeet Singh welcomed the Chief Minister on this occasion.
State Youth Congress, President, Shri Vikramaditya Singh, HPTDC, Vice President, Shri Harish Janartha, Labour Welfare Board, Chairman, Shri Hardeep Singh Bawa and a large number of people participated in the event.
Dedicates developmental projects worth Rs. 23 crore for the people of Renukaji
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh dedicated developmental projects worth Rs. 23 crore to the people of Renukaji assembly constituency during his two days tour to the Renukaji area. These include foundation stones worth Rs. 8.77 crore and inaugurations worth Rs. 13.44 crore.
Addressing a public meeting at Mahipur in district Sirmour today, Chief Minister announced upgradation of Government Middle Schools Mahipur and Anji Banona to Government High School and opening of new Primary School at Marath in Gram Panchayat Mahipur. He also announced upgradation of Veterinary Dispensary Parara to Veterinary Hospital and opening of Veterinary dispensary at Khaina Bagh. He also announced opening of Ayurvedic Dispensary at Kainthghat and an Irrigations scheme for Deed-Bagar village. He said that a sum of Rs. 16 crore has been sanctioned for upgradation of Mahipur-Jamta road.
He said that development was an ongoing process and unprecedented development has taken place in the State during the tenures of Congress Governments. He said that there was a negligible road length when the State came into existence but at present there was a network of 35000 kms road length in the State. Road connectivity has been provided to remotest corners of the State, he added. He said that 15500 schools were imparting education to children across the State and all villages have been electrified. He said that State has good development indicators and had been appreciated at National level and has emerged as a model of development in the country
He said that he was committed to the development of the entire State and during the long span of his career, interest of the State remained his priority. He said that he has dedicatedly served people and the State and would do so in future as well.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that elected representatives should uphold the spirit of democracy and added that institutions run by strengthening the spirit of democracy for the betterment of State and Nation. He congratulated PRI representatives for serving the people at grass root level and said that elected representatives were the voice of the people. He said that “We all should work for strengthening the spirit of democracy”.
He said that Himachal is a peaceful State and therefore has progressed so well. He said that his Government has always protected the interests of all sections of the society without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion or region.
Chief Minister said that the demand of the opening of Government Degree College at Bechar-ka-Bagh would be examined.
Shri Virbhadra Singh also inaugurated the Kamlar-Mahipur road constructed at a cost of Rs 1.60 crore. Shri Virbhadra Singh also flagged off HRTC bus on the newly constructed Kamlar- Mahipur road.
Earlier Chief Minister paid obeisance at Lord Parshuram and Mata Renukaji temple.
He directed Deputy Commissioner to direct the concerned officers to check congestion problem at Dadahu bus stand and check its present status.
Chief Parliamentary Shri Vinay Kumar thanked the Chief Minister for liberal assistance for undertaking development projects.
He raised the demand for including roads identified under MLA priority into state priority list. He said that Dhartidhar and Saindhar areas were newly incorporated into Renuka assembly constituency after delimitation and urged for sanctioning more development projects for the area to speed up the process of development in these areas.
Member Zila Parishad Ms. Shaama Thakur and local leader Shri
Rajender Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised him of local demands.
MLA Shri Kirnesh Jung, President State Youth Congress Shri Vikramidtya Singh, Deputy Chairman State Planning Board Shri G.R. Musafir, Chairman HIMFED Shri Ajay Bahadur, Chairman Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan, President District Congress Committee Shri Ajay Solanki, Deputy Commissioner Shri Balbir Chand Badalia, Congress leaders, senior officers of State Government and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh said that like other Government Colleges all the subjects would be introduced in Haripurdhar Degree College besides providing all facilities at par with other colleges of the State. He was addressing a public meeting at Haripurdhar in District Sirmour late last evening. He also inaugurated the Degree College Building at Haripurdhar constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.70 crore.
Chief Minister said that he would not mind opening new schools provided that reasonable student strength was available. He said that girl education was being accorded importance and educational institutions were being opened in remote corners of the State. He said that educating girls and making them self reliant was very important. He said that Sirmour district was becoming a hub of good educational institutions which included 10 colleges including IIM at Dhaulakuan and Medical College at Nahan. He said that these educational institutions would facilitate youth especially girls to receive education nearer to their homes.
He said that the present Government does not believe in empty promises and has delivered results by doing concrete work on ground. He said that milestones have been achieved in overall development of the State and in every sector. He said that he believes in rising above petty politics and regionalism and added that he was committed to the balanced development of entire State and each district equally and made no discrimination on any grounds. He said that his Government did not open any educational institution without any forethought but had provided a budget of Rs. 10 crore whenever any college was opened for infrastructure development etc.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that 255 villages have been provided with road connectivity with the construction of 1415 km new roads and 134 new bridges within three and half year of this Government. He said that cross-drain was laid on 2766 km road where as 2316 km road were paved and 5429 km roads were re-paved. He said that road connectivity was being provided to most of the renowned religious places in the State for convenience of the devotees, local people and tourists.
Chief Minister also announced sanctioning of girls hostel with capacity of 100 for Government Degree College Haripurdhar and Water supply Scheme for Government Degree College, Haripurdhar at the cost of Rs. 65 lakh.
He also announced construction of a boundary wall for Government Degree College Haripurdhar.
Chief Minister also announced a Police post for Haripurdhar, upgradation of Government High School Madhyach to GSSS, Government Primary School Beyong to Government Middle School, a new electricity transformer for Degree College, Haripurdhar. He said that a HRTC bus would be plied from Haripurdhar bazaar to Government Degree College. He also announced upgradation of Primary Health Centre Haripurdhar to Community Health Centre and Health Sub Centre Bhawai upgraded to Primary Health Centre .
Vice chairman BDC Shri Dileep Singh welcomed the Chief Minister.
Chief Parliamentary Secretary Shri Vinay Kumar, MLA,Shri Kirnesh Jung, President Youth Congress Shri Vikramidtya Singh, Vice Chairman State Planning Board Shri G.R. Musafir, Chairman HIMFED Shri Ajay Bahadur, Chairman Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan, President District Congress Committee Shri Ajay Solanki, Deputy Commissioner Shri Balbir Chand Badalia, Congress leaders, senior officers of State Government and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.
Industries Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri urged the investors to come forward to avail the benefits of the investment potential in the state. He said that several steps have been taken to make the State investors friendly, which has made the State the favourite destination for the entrepreneurs.
Shri Mukesh Agnihotri said this while addressing a “Conclave” of investors organised by CII on investment possibilities in Northern region at New Delhi today. The conclave was organised by CII in association with Himachal Pradesh Government to identify the possibilities of investment in the State.
While referring to the immense potential of investment in various sectors such as tourism, agriculture, hydropower project and horticulture, Shri Agnihotri said that the State Government has come up with a time bound approvals to the proposals of the investors, under which it was made mandatory to take appropriate decisions within 45 days of the submission of the proposal. He said that this service has been brought under the “Public Service Gaurantee Act” to avoid any laxity. He said that for this a separate “Investment Encouragement Cell” has been created.
Shri Agnihotri said that Himachal Pradesh was becoming a favorite destination to entrepreneurs as there was an abundance power, peacefull and eco friendly environment, politically stability besides Himachal Pradesh has been ranked third in the country and first in the Northern region in Human Resource Development Index prepared by UNDP.
He urged the entrepreneurs to come forward in supplementing the government efforts in developmental needs and give their suggestions to the government for the promotion of industries. He said that Industrial Consultancy Council had been set up with this objective and industrialists had also been included in it to provide feedback from time to time.
Industries Minister said that in order to attract investment in the State, ‘Investors Meets’ were organized in various parts of the country due to which tangible results were coming out. He said that a mega event would be organized at Baddi with association of CII in which prestigious industrial houses would be invited from across the globe.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh addressing public meeting at Bogdhar in Sirmour district on 23 Sep 2016.
Announces opening of Polytechnic College at Boghdhar
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh said that Choordhar area has immense tourism potential besides great religious significance which could be developed further with the cooperation of local people. He urged them to provide land voluntarily and extend support for constructing road to the Choordhar temple. He was addressing a public meeting at Nohradhar during his two days visit to Sirmour district.
Speaking on the occasion he said that education was one of the top priorities of the Government and every effort was being made to provide quality education to students at their door step. He said that to impart education to students there were 15500 Government schools and 115 colleges across the State. Out of this, Sirmour district itself has 10 colleges, which shows the commitment of the Government towards the development of the district he said.
Chief Minister announced construction of science lab for Government Senior Secondary School Nohradhar besides undertaking repair of the school building and repair of boys hostel in phased manner. He said that modern equipment would be made available to the lab of Government Senior Secondary School Nohradhar. He also asked the authorities to prepare estimate for repairing boys hostel at Nohradhar.
He performed foundation stone laying ceremonies of 30 bedded CHC building to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 6.92 Crore, office building of Executive Engineer of Irrigation and Public Health to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.85 crore and inaugurated Trekkers Hut constructed at a cost of Rs.1.29 Crore at Nohradhar.
He said that Himachal was a hilly state and due to rough terrain and tough geographical conditions helicopter services were utilised for various purposes including emergencies like carrying patients etc. He said that Government would consider expansion of helipads for facilitating bigger helicopters.
He said that the State Government has ensured balanced development of all areas of the State and added that sincere efforts have been made for development of Sirmour. He said that the State Government was committed towards strengthening the health sector as well for which the ambulances have been increased from 166 to 182 under National Ambulance Service 108. He said that the Nahan medical college has been made operational to provide specialised health services in the region. He said that Rs. 773 crore have been spent on Drinking Water schemes in the State. He
said that work on augmentation of Water Supply Scheme in Nahan, Banjar, Hamirpur and Sarkaghat was under progress.
Shri Yashpal Chauhan, Member HPCC welcomed the Chief Minister at Nohradhar.
Later, addressing a public meeting at Boghdhar after inaugurating Multi Villages Water Supply Scheme constructed at a cost of Rs. eight crore at Boghdhar, Chief Minister said that this scheme will benefit a population of 16867 of 224 habitations of 38 villages falling under 11 gram panchayats of the area.
He said that Government was laying special emphasis on those areas which were neglected, so that they could also develop along with other areas. He said that he was developing the entire State equally. He said that he is a staunch Congressman dedicated to the party and warned those who were weakening the party. He urged the party workers to be united and work for strengthening the party in the best interest of state and country.
Announcements of Chief Minister
Smt Vidya Stokes, Irrigation and Public Health Minister said that in district Sirmour 34397.04 hectares land has been brought under irrigation. She said that 119 flow irrigation schemes, 91 lift irrigation schemes, 23 tube well schemes and 5 canals were providing irrigation facilities in the District.
She said that 152.13 hectare area would be covered under irrigation this year. Budget provision of Rs. 567.22 lakhs has been made for this year for irrigation schemes, she added.
Shri Vinay Kumar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for his liberal attitude towards the development of Renukaji area. He said that road works worth Rs.125 crore were in progress in the area
Shri Vikramaditya Singh President State Youth Congress urged youth to develop nationalistic approach in themselves and work for the development of State and Country. He said that unprecedented development has taken place in the State during the tenure of present Government.
Chief Minister paid rich tributes to late Dr. Prem Singh former MLA Renukaji on his 5th death anniversary today and remembered his dedicated services rendered for the area.
Shri Tapinder Chauhan, President BCC and Shri Lavraj, Up Pradhan, Gram Panchayat Shamra also welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised of local demands of the people of the region.
Shri Kirnesh Jung MLA, Shri G.R. Musafir, Deputy Chairman State Planning Board, Shri Ajay Bahadur, Chairman HIMFED, Shri Dilip Chauhan Chairman Zila Parishad, Ajay Solanki, DCC President, Deputy Commissioner Shri Balbir Chand Badalia, Superintend of Police Ms. Saumya, Congress leaders, senior officers of State Government and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.
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