Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur with President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at ''The Retreat'' on 23 May 2018.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind was 'At Home ' to the elite of the Shimla town at ''The Retreat'', the summer retreat of the President here today. Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur were also present on the occasion.
The President was presented Coffee Table book of the State Tourism Department by the Chief Minister.
Former Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr Rajiv Bindal, Irrigation and Public health Minister Shri Mahender Singh Thakur, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Shri Kishan Kapoor, Education Minister Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, MPP and Power Minister Shri Anil Sharma, Urban Development Minister Smt. Sarveen Chaudhary, Agriculture Minister Dr Ram Lal Markanda, Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Vipin Singh Parmar, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Shri Virender Kanwar, Industries Minister Shri Bikram Singh, Forest and Transport Minister Shri Govind Singh Thakur, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Rajiv Saizal, Acting Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court Justice Sanjay Karol, Member of Parliament Shri Ram Swaroop Sharma, MLAs, Chief Secretary Shri Vineet Chawdhry, Director General of Police Shri S.R. Mardi, Senior Civil, Police and Military officers and prominent persons of the town were also present on the occasion among others.
President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented a “Brick” to Sanjeev Rana of Bilaspur for construction of Martyr Memorial under ‘Ek Eint Shaheehdon ke Naam’ pogramme during the Civic Reception organised here today.
It is worth mentioning that the state government has taken a decision to construct Martyr memorials in every district of the state to salute the contributions of Martyrs who laid down their lives while safeguarding interests of the nation. Keeping in view the supreme sacrifices of brave soldiers of the state, who sacrificed their lives to raise the honour of the country, the state government is providing full support to the campaign.
Sanjeev Rana, who is the Convener of the campaign, was earlier presented brick (Eint) for this purpose by the Chief Minister along-with his cabinet colleagues few days back. According to Sanjeev Rana, the objective of construction of Martyrs' memorials was to aware the coming generations of sacrifices made by these brave persons.
The contribution for the memorial in the form of one brick and construction material are being accepted however no cash is being taken for this campaign. Volunteers are visiting house to house to connect with common man for the campaign. The martyr memorials will be constructed and renovated under this campaign in the state with the cooperation of people.
Shri Rana said two martyr memorial have been constructed in Haryana with active participation of local people. He said those who want to associate themselves with the campaign, can contact 98151-98364.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing during Civic reception at Peterhoff Shimla on 22 May 2018.
The State Government organized Civic Reception in honour of President Shri Ram Nath Kovind at hotel Peterhoff, here today. He was accompanied by his wife and first lady of the country Smt. Savita Kovind. He thanked the State Government and people of the State for warm and rousing welcome.
The President was honoured by the Governor and Chief Minister by presenting a memento, Himachal Cap and Shawl. The President was presented ‘Honour Citation’ (Maan Patra) by Mayor, Municipal Corporation Shimla Smt. Kusum Sadret on the occasion.
The President presented a “Brick” to Sanjeev Rana of Bilaspur for construction of Martyr Memorial under ‘Ek Eent Shaheehdon ke Naam’ pogramme.
Governor Acharya Devvrat while welcoming the President said that being from the humble background, the President understands the feelings and needs of the common man. He said that Himachal Pradesh was one of the most peaceful States of the Country which was fast forging on the path of development. He said that credit of this goes to the hard working and honest people of the State.
Acharya Devvrat said that we should be proud of our rich culture and tradition but due to some vested interests and several invasions, the rich cultural diversity and culture was under threat. He said that Indian tradition preaches and advocates peaceful coexistence. It was unfortunate that today our society was divided on the lines of caste and creed. He urged the youth to work towards nation building so that India could again become “Vishav Guru”.
He said that vice of drug abuse amongst youth, female feticide and lack of effective water management were the issues of concern. He also stressed on promotion of zero budget natural farming for increasing farm income and checking soil degradation.
While welcoming the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and his wife and first lady of the country Smt. Savita Kovind during the Civic Reception Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur said that Himachal Pradesh apart from being known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ was also 'Veer Bhoomi’ as thousands of youth of the State were serving the Armed Forces with dedication and commitment. He said that the life of Shri Ram Nath Kovind was a source of inspiration who although was born in a simple farmer family, but due to his hard work, dedication and honesty, he rose to the highest Constitutional position.
The Chief Minister said that the gracious presence of the President had provided an opportunity to the people of the State to show their affection and respect to him. He said that it was the practice in the past that the President visits the State for a few days for summer retreat, but this visit of the President was a more of work and less rest. He hoped that the visit of the President to the State would be memorable for him as well as his family.
Shri Jai Ram Thakur said that being a small State, Himachal Pradesh had made rapid strides in various fields of development and was steadily forging ahead on the path of progress and prosperity. Although, the State government had just completed four months in office, but it had initiated some ambitious schemes and projects for development of the State. He said that the government was working with a motto of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’.
Education Minister Shri Suresh Bhardwaj welcomed the President and first lady of the country on the occasion. He also detailed a brief history of Shimla, the summer capital of the British Raj and presently the capital of the State.
A colourful cultural programme was presented on the occasion showcasing the rich cultural diversity of all the districts of the State.
Speaker Vidhan Sabha Dr Rajiv Bindal, former Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, Ministers, Deputy Speaker, MLAs, formers Ministers and MLAs, Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry, DGP S.R. Mardi, senior civil, military and police officers were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the death of five persons in a road accident at Jachhni-Lasni in Bhuntar Tehsil of Kullu district on Sunday evening.
He expressed deep sympathies with the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty for peace of the departed souls.
The Chief Minister wished speedy recovery to the 11 injured who have been admitted in Regional Hospital Kullu. He directed the district administration to provide all possible assistance to the family members who lost their near and dear once and best medical treatment facility to the injured.
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