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  • Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh during question hour at H.P. Vidhan Sabha Shimla on 27 March 2017.
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  • VVPAT to be used in Bhoranj bye-elections
  • CM distributes Shikhar Samman Award
  • State- level Himachal Day function to be held at Chamba
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  • CM distributes Shikhar Samman Award

        Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh honoured Kathak fame Ms. Ila Pandey and writer Shri Sudarshan Vashisth with ‘Shikhar Samman Award- 2016 in a function organized here today by Himachal Pradesh Art, Language and Culture Academy (HPALCA). Besides a citation, a sum of rupees one lakh was also given as award money. Ms. Ila Pandey contributed her prize money towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.  

    Shri Virbhadra Singh, who presided over the function, said that culture and customs were not all about monuments and figures but about the lives of the people adding that culture was a visualization of human creation. He said that the we need to honour those who had kept their culture alive.

    He said the contribution of the poets, artists and writers in conservation of the tradition of culture and custom could not be ignored. Indirectly they were the one, who help literate the coming generations. He said that our traditions and customs were the way of life adding that the culture should not be understood in terms of facts and data but in terms of stories and narratives of lives, history, nature and geography.

    The Chief Minister said the state government had taken a decision to appoint music teachers in all schools and colleges. Music was part and parcel of our culture and needs to be promoted. We will ensure that the educational institutions of the government had full paraphernalia with all musical instruments.

    He said that we have to strengthen our divine culture, the language and different folk of the State, which was the biggest responsibility of the Academy as of today. 

    The Chief Minister also released a book of Prof. M.C.Saxena titled ‘Aakash Bel’.

    He announced ‘Nishpadan Kala Samman (Performing Art) to Shri Jawala Prasad Sharma and for promotion Visual Art to Dr. Prof. Him Chatterji for the year 2016.

    Vice-Chairman, Language, Art and Culture Academy Shri Prem Sharma said that history reflects the evolution of the society and the culture. It was the historians, poets and writers who were the mirror of the society and reveal the true facet of it.

    Earlier, Director, Language, Art and Culture Smt. Shashi Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and addressed the on the occasion. Secretary, of the Academy, Shri Ashok Hans also focused his welcome address on the achievements of the Academy. 


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  • Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh during question hour at H.P. Vidhan Sabha Shimla on 27 March 2017.

    Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh during question hour  at H.P. Vidhan Sabha Shimla on  27  March 2017.

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  • Awardee Teachers Forum thank Chief Minister

    A deputation of H.P. Awardee Teachers Forum led by President Dr. Chandreshwar Sharma called on Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh here today and thanked him for  making provision of extension of one year of service for State Awardee teachers and two years extension for National Awardees besides additional increment.

    As many as 24 National and State Awardees were present on the occasion.


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  • CM directs officers to immediately restore supply from Giri water supply scheme to Shimla

    Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over a meeting of officers of I& PH Department, Electricity and Municipal Corporation Shimla today directed them to immediately restore supply of Giri Water Supply Scheme and ensure day -to -day distribution of water to the people of Shimla and its suburbs. He said that action would be taken against those who have failed to plug the leakages and over flow of the water tanks.

    He also directed I& PH officers to complete work on Rs. 105 crore Garoh-Gandal water supply scheme in Shimla Rural Assembly segment by mid of April catering to the population of around 75,000 of 41 panchayats.

    It was informed in the meeting that there was total requirement of 44 MLD water within limits of Municipal Corporation Shimla and the total requirement outside MC Shimla was around 4 MLD. With the repair of Giri rising main pipe, around 5 to  6  MLD of water would increase.

    Principal Secretary I&PH Smt. Anuradha Thakur revealed that the entire rising main of Giri water supply scheme was being replaced and the work had been almost completed which would add 5 to 6 MLD to the existing supply. Since the Ashwani Khud was closed in January, 2016 still there was loss of water to around 9 to 10 MLD approximately.

    HPTDC Vice- Chairman Shri Harish Janartha who was also present in the meeting said that equal supply should be ensured in the town with the fixed timings.

    Irrigation and Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes, Commissioner MC Shri Pankaj Rai, Engineer-In-Chief  Irrigation and Public Health Shri A.K. Bahri and  MD, HPSEBL Shri P.C. Negi were also present on the occasion.


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  • SJVN pays Rs. 237.38 crore as interim dividend to Himachal Govt.

    A dividend cheque of Rs. 237.38 crore was handed over to the Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh by Shri R.N Misra CMD, SJVN Limited  here today. Shri Misra was accompanied by Shri A.S. Bindra, Director (Finance), N.L. Sharma Director (Personnel) and senior officers of SJVN.

    On account of its financial performance for the year 2016-17 public sector SJVN Limited declared an interim dividend of Rs. 930.74 (@ 2.25 rupees per share) to its shareholders. SJVN Limited has paid interim dividend of Rs. 237.38 crore to the Government of Himachal Pradesh holding 25.51% equity in the Company. 

    Hydro Power is the core strength of SJVN and the Company has the distinction of implementing India's largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station in Himachal Pradesh and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Project.



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  • CM inaugurates various projects in Shri Naina Devi constituency

    Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh dedicated various development projects worth Rs 17 crore in Shri Naina Devi constituency of district Bilaspur.

    The Chief Minister inaugurated Rs 3.72 crore Lift Water Supply Scheme for villages in Gram Panchayat Kuthela, Tanbol and Taali (Zagatkhana) to benefit population of around 12 thousand of 35 villages of three panchayats and 85 habitations.

    He laid the foundation stone of further augmentation and improvement of the drinking water supply scheme Kuthela, Tanbol and Zagatkhana to cost  Rs 2.68 crore and benefit of population of around 4000 of 15 villages and 35 habitations. 

    The Chief Minister also inaugurated Trauma Centre of Community Health Centre (CHC) Swarghat completed with an outlay of Rs 80 lakh, and inaugurated SDM office.

    He laid foundation stone of office of Block Development Officer at Swarghat to cost Rs 2.65 crore and building of Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Naaliyan (Dadwal) at Swarghat to cost Rs.6.50 crore. .


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