The Government was paying added attention for development of hard and tribal areas and to provide them road connectivity besides strengthening the health and educational infrastructure in such areas said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today while addressing simultaneous public meetings at Jiskoon and Kwar in the remote Dodra-Kwar region of Shimla district.
Taking cognizance of the poor condition of road from Gosangu to Jiskoon, the Chief Minister hit out at the contractor and asked the concerned department to conduct an inquiry in this regard. Expressing his displeasure after the inspection of the Jiskoon road, the Chief Minister directed to reconstruct the road and ensure its proper alignment and drainage. He said that road connectivity was the life line of hard areas and any negligence in construction of roads would not be tolerated.
The Chief Minister also directed to complete all the on-going development works in the area before the winter sets in.
He said that there was an urgent need for training of un-employed youth to enhance their skills for seeking job opportunities and self employment. Keeping this in view the Government has established HP Kaushal Vikas Nigam to synergise skill and livelihood training programme of different departments for the youth. He said that Government was implementing Skill Development Allowance Scheme wherein a sum of Rs. 1000 for general youth and Rs. 1500 for physically challenged was being given under the Scheme. The Government has also started vocational education in 500 schools enabling students to learn various trades.
The Chief Minister announced employee’s vocational training centre to be opened at Kwar. He also announced Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Dodra, up-gradation of Community Health Centre (CHC) Kwar to Civil Hospital and also directed for construction of building for the hospital, PHC for Jiskoon. Besides, he also announced Sub-Fire Station at Kwar and a mini bus stand at Dhandharwari.
He also announced for mettaling of Dodra-kwar road by next year and issued instructions in this regard, announced construction of road from Jiskoon to Jhakha with in six months and to construct an ambulance road from Photodwar to Kwar and mettaling of road from Kwar helipad to Chaidhar. He also announced construction of Helipad at Jhakha.
The Chief Minister announced up-gradation of Government Primary Schools Dhandharwari-II, Pujarli in Dodra and Bhavta to Middle Schools. He also announced construction of Play Ground in Government Senior Secondary School Dodra. The other announcements includes Veterinary Dispensary at Jaskoon, conducting survey for opening I&PH Sub-Division at Dodra-Kwar. Shri Virbhadra also assured that the demand pertaining to opening of branch of any Bank would be taken up with the concerned authorities.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was given a rousing traditional welcome on reaching Dodra-Kwar. He was accompanied by MLA Shri Mohan Lal Brakta who also spoke on the occasion and supported the demands as raised by the local Panchayat representatives of the area.
Block Congress President, Shri I.D. Choharu, Member BoD Woolfed, Shri Mohinder Basu, Former President Nagar Parishad Rohru, Shri Raj Kumar Nittu were also present on the occasion amongst senior officers of the district.
Governor Acharya Devvrat said that youth were the future of the country and they should participate in constructive activities for development of the nation. He said that nation could only march ahead on the path of progress with the active support of the young generation.
He was speaking on the occasion of annual prize distribution function of Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions at Kala Amb in Sirmour district on Monday evening.
He gave clarion call to the younger generation to respect and serve the elderly as their blessings and experiences pave the way for prosperity and discipline in life. He said the Mission of teaching fraternity should not be only to educate the students but also to make them intellectual, cultured well educated.
Acharya Devvrat said that youth should abstain from drug abuse which was not only damaging their health but also destroying the future and weakening the nation. He said that youth should be health conscious and maintain healthy lifestyle to remain physically fit which would automatically lead to healthy mind and positive thinking as well as good attitude which were pre-requisites for achieving success in life.
He said that India was a young nation and it was our responsibility to provide education of humanity and values to our children along with the knowledge of words and employment oriented education.
He urged the people to come forward in preserving pollution free environment of the State. He also laid stress on organic farming besides raring indigenous cows. He expressed happiness over effective implementation of save girl child, girl child education and for taking effective steps in preserving indigenous cattle by the district administration.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of the management of the Institute in providing skill development education to their students where more than three thousand students of about 12 States were perusing their higher studies. He also congratulated the authorities for providing quality education.
Later, the Governor presided over the cultural evening organised by the Himalayan Group of Professional Institute, Kala Amb.
Chairman, Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions Shri Rajnesh Bansal briefed out various activities of the Institute.
Earlier, the Governor was accorded warm welcome on reaching Nahan by MLA Shri Rajiv Bindal and district administration and prominent people of the district.
Today, the Governor participated in a Cleanliness Campaign at Kheri village placed near Kala Amb in Sirmour district. He himself took a broom and cleaned the main road along with officials of district administration and people in large number.
On the occasion, he urged the people particularly, the youth and shopkeepers to participate actively in cleanliness campaign.
Later, he also visited Suketi Fossil Park and museum at Kala Amb and advised the authorities to provide more facilities for visiting research scholars and tourists. He also inspected Maa Bala Sundari Gau Sadan near Nahan and stressed upon the rearing of indigenous cow and their conservation to the officials of the Gau Sadan.
He also visited point of origin of Markanda river and honoured diver Shri Mahipal who rescued the children.
It is proud moment for any school to celebrate its silver jubilee, especially when it has recognition all over the country for maintaining high standards of education and discipline besides assisting in shaping the career of the students so as to enable them to face unlimited challenges of life in this fast changing world.
This was stated by Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, who was the chief guest on the concluding day of silver jubilee celebration of Pinegrove School, nestled in the lap of Shivalik ranges near Kasauli, a renowned hill station of Himachal Pradesh in Solan district.
“Ever since I came to politics, a big focus for me has always been on education, because I believe that only education helps in building a healthy, responsible and prosperous society”, said Shri Virbhadra Singh.
He said the quality of education being provided by the Pinegrove school was laudable adding that education was the basic need and without quality and higher education we could not compete with the other countries.
A good education benefit individuals, their families, the communities and the country as well, he said adding that’s why we were concentrating more on education for children right from primary and secondary school education upto higher and professional education. It was being ensured that every child gets the best possible education and be an asset for his family and helps building a healthy Nation.
“I believe ensuring every child gets best of education as it is one of the most important things we can do as a government”, he said adding further that the government has pushed in a number of policies to cater to the educational and vocational needs of the students. Today, Himachal Pradesh was having more than 15500 schools and 115 degree colleges in the government sector alone and the government had always stresses on providing quality education. He said the efforts of the state government were being well supplemented and supported by the private educational institutions as well.
The Chief Minister congratulated the school management and teaching staff for imparting modern quality education to its students. He especially lauded the NCC students for presenting impressive march past on this occasion.
He evinced keen interest in the handicraft and visual art exhibitions, the handiwork of school children set up in the school. A documentary of schools journey and achievement was also shown on the occasion.
Shri Virbhadra Singh also inspected the school parade and took salute from an impressive march-past presented by the school children.
He also laid foundation stone of indoor stadium of the school.
A scintillating brass band and pipe band display and gymnastic show displaying physical skills and dance combined with cultural activities also formed part of the ‘Grand Finale’. A power point presentation of the school academic performance and other curricular activities was also displayed.
Earlier, the Chief Minister accompanied with his wife and Vice-Chairperson Red Cross hospital Welfare Section Smt. Pratibha Singh, Chief Parliament Secretaries Shri Neeraj Bharti and Shri Vinay Kumar, State Youth Congress President Shri Vikramaditya Singh were accorded warm welcome by Principle of the school, Capt. A.J Singh and the staff members.
General Secretary, HPCC Shri Vinod Sultanpuri, Vice-Chairman, HP Khadi Board Shri Ramesh Chauhan, Chairman, APMC Shri Ramesh Thakur and Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka were also present on the occasion amongst others.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today met Union Rural Development Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at New Delhi and urged him to enhance funding for schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Supply Projects (NRDWP) to the State.
He said Himachal Pradesh was very close to achieve Govt. of India’s vision of providing 70 litre per capita per day water in all habitations of the State and enhanced funding and continuation of existing guidelines in NRDWP will further speed up this process in the State.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said the purposed NRDWP reforms would affect the funding in Himachal Pradesh as most of the schemes were in advanced stage of completion and there was hardly any problem of chemical contamination in the State.
He said the State government was committed to provide adequate drinking water to every habitation in the State. A project proposal of Rs. 3500 crore for funding from the New Development Bank had also been prepared for covering all the remaining habitations. He requested for support and assistance of the Ministry for early approval of this project by the bank.
The Chief Minister said the State had been lauded for notable achievement in the field of sanitation and was adjudged 1st in category of big states to be declared as open defecation free. The State will be formally declared open defecation free on 28th October, 2016in a function at Shimla in the presence of Union Rural Development Minister.
He demanded that funds for developmental works to Zila Parishads and Panchayat Samitis should be liberally released as these bodies did not have resources of their own to generate funds.
Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka, Principal Advisor to the Chief Minister Shri T.G. Negi and senior officers of Ministry of Rural Development were also present in the meeting.
CM TOUR PROGRAMME 25- 26 OCTOBER 2016
In order to overcome the issue of female foeticide and low sex ratio in seven districts of the State viz. Chamba, Kinnaur, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti, Shimla, Sirmour and Solan, Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh here today launched the ‘MUSKAAN’ Yojna, an initiative of Social Justice and Empowerment Department to save the girl child.
The Chief Minister also honoured the mothers of new born girl child on the occasion and presented them gifts.
He said that it was very important to improve the sex ratio and create awareness in the society regarding improving the birth rate and understanding the importance of the girl child.
The Government has launched intensive campaign in the State through anganwari workers for improving the sex ratio and for mandatory registration of pregnancies in these districts latest in tenth week of pregnancy. The Anganwari workers will have to ensure that the pregnancies were registered not only in their respective centres but also in the health sub centres in that particular village, stated Director, Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Mansi Sahai.
The Gram Panchayat with low sex ratio would be identified and included in the red alert Panchayats and awareness through counseling of newly wedded couples. In addition to this, ‘Gudda-Guddi’ boards containing information of new born girl child and the figure of girls in the district would be displayed, she briefed.
She said that the multiple agencies like Health, Education, Revenue, Rural Development etc. would be involved for sensitizing the people with the help of district administration. Besides, the mothers of new born girl child would be honoured by the Chief Minister.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. (Col) Dhani Ram Shandil, Chief Secretary Shri V.C. Pharka, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister Shri T.G. Negi, Secretary Social Justice and Empowerment, Smt. Anuradha Thakur, Deputy Commissioner Shimla Shri Rohan Thakur and others were also present on the occasion amongst other officers.
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