Dr. Mohan Lal Jharta today sworn in as the new Chairman of the Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission, Hamirpur. Chief Secretary Sh. V.C.Pharka administered him the oath of office here today.
Dr. Mohan Lal Jharta belongs to Chopal tehsil of Shimla District. He was earlier appointed as Registrar of H.P. University for a period of about two years. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Jharta was rendering his services as Professor and Chairman/Head of Department, Department of Sociology and Social Works in H.P. University. He has been member of various academic bodies of the H.P. University and other neighboring University.
Addl. Chief Secretary, PWD Shri Narender Chauhan, Principal Secretary, Law Dr. Baldev Thakur, Secretary, GAD Shri Mohan Chauhan, Members H.P. Pradesh Public Service Commission, Dr. Man Singh, Shri. S.R. Mehta, Brg. Satish Kumar, Shri Naresh Mahajan, Shri Kamal Sharma, Pro Vice-Chancellor of H.P. University Prof. R.S.Chauhan, Secretary, H.P. Staff Selection Commission Shri Jitender Kanwar, Joint Secretary Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission Shri Manoj Tomar, Controller of Examination of H.P. University Shri. J.S. Negi, Under Secretary Personnel Shri O.P. Bhandari were among others present of this occasion.
K.S Tomar congratulates Dr. Jharta
Chairman H.P. Public Service Commission Shri K.S. Tomar has congratulated the new Chairman H.P. Staff Selection Commission Hamirpur Dr.Mohan Jharta.
In his congratulation message Sh. K.S. Tomar wished every success in his life and work with unison.
Shri Tomar said that he will extend full cooperation to him to adopt the reforms in his institution which have been introduced in HPPSC.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today sanctioned a rope way from Bandla village to snowline near Palampur town in Kangra district along with veterinary dispensary for Badher, Ayurvedic dispensary for Gwal Tikkar and health sub centre for Deogran gram panchayats. He said that the name of the circuit house being constructed at Palalmpur town would be named as ‘Son Kunj’.
He was addressing a public meeting at Bandla in Palampur assembly segment.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said the state had progressed a lot and no limit of development could be fixed as it was a continuous process. There was only one inter college in the state when it came into existence whereas today it had 116 degree colleges and over 15,000 schools. A special campaign was launched to provide qualitative education to the students at their door steps especially girls. Various medical and technical education institutes were opened so that the state could become an educational hub. All this development and progress could be ensured as the state government concentrated on all important sectors like road, transport, education, health, public health, electricity and framed special policies and programmes to accomplish a speedy development, he added.
The Chief Minister said it was on the top priority of the state government to provide three phase electric supply in all the villages across the state. He said that a medical college would start functioning in Hamirpur district from next session. He alleged that though the state govt. had provided land for the construction of AIIMS at Bilaspur but no work could be commenced as the Central government did not release even a single penny so far.
He urged the people not to forget their culture, language, customs and traditions and take a care of their rich heritage so that it could be preserved and transferred to the coming generations. He chastised some sections of the society, who try to sow seeds of discontentment and divide the state on the analogy of upper and lower Himachal. He said it was unfair to create such a divide as it hindered the development of the state.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the stage with two class rooms at GSSS, Bandla built at a cost of Rs. 40.59lakhs and laid foundation stone of sub divisional veterinary hospital to be constructed at Palampur at a cost of Rs. 62.52 lakhs, performed bhumi poojan of road from Chowki Patwar Khana to Rajpur Chowk Kesar Bag colony and Govt. College, Palampur with bridges over Bhiral Khad and Mohal Khad proposed to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 258.28 lakhs and improvement and upgradation of Rakh to Bandla via Ghamrota Jayun Sukeri Kandi road at Rs.472.48 lakhs.
He, also, laid foundation stones of three water supply schemes of IPH department respectively improvement of water supply scheme for Badsar, Dayala, Chamrkar, Jia Khas and Majhetali to be completed at a cost of Rs.70.52 lakhs, water supply scheme for SC population of Rodi and Khalet Village worth Rs.38.40 lakhs and water supply scheme for SC population of Aima and Haar village to be constructed at a cost of Rs.47.96 lakhs.
Speaker, Himachal Vidhan Sabha Shri Brij Bihari Lal Butail addressing the gathering said that the Palampur constituency owed the credit of development to the Chief Minister who had been sanctioning various development projects to this area time to time. He said that today the state stood in the first row in the field of education in the country as Shri Virbhadra Singh took personal interest in spreading education in the state. He demanded making of a rope way between Neugal to Thatari, indoor stadium and setting up of a polytechnic college at Chachiyan.
Earlier, Colonel Jagdeesh Gahlotra presented the list of demands of Bandla gram panchayat while Shri Madan Dixit presented the vote of thanks.
Urban Development Minister Shri Sudhir Sharma, CPS Shri Jagjivan Pal, M.L.A. Shri Yadvindra Goma, Chairperson, Palampur Nagar Parishad Radha Sood were among the prominent persons who were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today, sanctioned new Sub-Tehsil for Kakira area and dedicated the office of newly upgraded Tehsil at Sihunta in Chamba District. He inaugurated bridge over Chakki Khad on Danagari-Bai Ka Baag-Katori-Kalafat at Sanjhi Nallah completed at a cost of Rs. 3.56 crore, Tribal Bhawan at Sihunta worth Rs.1.57 crore and Dramman-Sihunta Chowari Road, Phase-I.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of PHC at Kakira proposed to be constructed at a cost of Rs.1.39 crore, Sports Stadium to be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.5 crore and helipad at Chowari. He also laid foundation stone of the building of Govt. Degree College at Sihunta to be constructed at a cost of Rs.5 crore. He also listened to the grievances of the people at different places.
Later, in the noon, addressing a public meeting organized at Chowari, the Chief Minister said that the state had made a substantial development under various Congress regimes. He said he was well aware of the geography and culture of the whole state as he had been regularly touring to different parts of Himachal Pradesh sans any prejudice to meet the people, listen to their grievances, addressing them and taking development to the new heights as per the aspirations and ambitions of the people.
Virbhadra Singh said that today the State presented a different picture as compared to past in every walk of life. The state had 116 Govt. Degree Colleges and over 15,000 schools to provide quality education to the students near to their door steps. There were five medical colleges in the state besides many a technical institutions. IIT at Mandi, IIMS at Dhoula Kuan in Sirmaur District and AIMS at Bilaspur were opened by the Congress Government. Medical colleges had been opened in Chamba, Hamirpur and Nahan. All parts of the state were getting uninterrupted electric supply.
Looking into history after independence, he said the country made significant progress in all sectors especially agriculture. We were dependent upon foodgrains before the green revolution which was brought into the country by the Congress Government at Centre. The industrial revolution changed the fortunes of the nation as it generated a big employment. We should rise above petty differences of caste, culture, language and religion and work unitedly for the integrity and development of the country. The nation could lead to unrest and divide if we forget the path and ideals shown by our great leaders like Mahatma Gandhiji, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Maulana Aazad.
Reprimanding the Central Government for demonetization, he said it took the common man to the path of discomfort and sleeplessness. He also took it to the task saying that it was Mahatma Gandhi who singlehandedly led the people against the British and won freedom for the country but the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) issued a calendar recently which had no picture of the Father of the Nation. In place of the picture of Mahatma Gandhi, the photo of the prime minister was designed.
Shri Virbhadra Singh sanctioned a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Mail. He announced Rs.15,000/- each to GSSS, Sihunata and Kakira and Govt. College Chowari for promotion of cultural activities in these institutions. On the demands put forth by the Chairman, State Pollution Control Board, he said that after looking into all aspects, a sub-depot of HRTC could be sanctioned for Chowari area and various Schools could be upgraded if all the norms were fulfilled.
Chief Minister said as the road Chowari to Chamba via Jot had been taken over by the National Highways Authority of India, the issue of Chowari Chamba tunnel would be taken up with the Central Government so that Chamba District might remain connected throughout the year with the rest of the world.
Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmauri also spoke on the occasion. He condemned the Central Govt. for demonetization and playing a politics based on caste, creed and religion. He said it was Virbhadra Singh who changed the destiny of the state and took it to new heights of development. The state had emerged as a model of development under his dynamic leadership, he added.
Chairman, State Pollution Control Board and former MLA Kuldeep Singh Pathania greeted the Chief Minister and thanked him for dedicating and laying foundation stones of many a developmental works at various places of Bhattiyat Assembly Constituency. He credited the Chief Minister for the progress made in various fields.
General Secretary Youth Congress Kangra and Chamba Parliamentary Constituencies Sunnabh Singh also addressed the audience and criticized the Central Government for its unproductive policies.
General Secretary, District Congress Committee Onkar Singh Chambial welcomed the Chief Minister and other guests. He also presented the list of demands of Bhattiyat Constituency.
President District Congress Committee Surendra Bhardwaj, District Chairman APMC Neeraj Nayyar, Vice-Chairman Zila Parishad Kiran Bala, Legal Cell State Congress Rajeev Kaushal, Chairman HPBSE Balbir Tegta, DC Sudesh Mokta, SP Virendra Tomar and other persons of repute were also present on the occasion.
Governor Acharya Devvrat urged the youth to remember the memories of great revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukh Dev and follow the path of nation building.
The Governor was speaking on the occasion of Mini Marathon - RUN FOR NATION function organized by 14 Gorkha Training Center at Subathu in Solan district today. Children, youth and senior citizens of Subathu and Jutogh cantonments participated in the marathon.
While congratulating the army contingents on Army Day, the Governor said that the army personnel were rendering yeoman services in tough territories in the border areas by putting their life in danger for the sake of the country. It was due to their selfless services, we were enjoying the freedom, he added. He said that such activities would be helpful in channelizing the energy of youth in constructive and positive direction besides strengthening the spirit of nationalism among them.
He said that India was a country of spiritual thoughts and since ages our traditions remained liberal. Human service and welfare have been our objective, he added. He gave a clarion call to the youth to preserve our rich and high values and traditions and work for the development of the country. He said that it was our moral responsibility to dedicate our self for nation and always be ready for sacrificing our life for the sake of country.
Acharya Devvrat said that we should remember the great men of history and urged the youth to read life history of them. He also urged them to participate in social awareness campaign.
Chief Executive Officer, Jutogh Cantonment Ms Tanu Jain welcomed the Governor and briefed the activities of the event. She said that this marathon was being organized in 62 Cantonments of the Country on the occasion of Republic Day, added that the main aim of organizing the event was to awaken the spirit of patriotism among youth.
Member of Parliament Shri Virender Kashayap, Officiating Commandant, 14 GTC, Jutogh Col. M.S. Gains, Superintendent of Police Smt. Annum Sara, other senior army Officers and prominent people were also present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh addressing Public meeting at Fatehpur in Kangra district on 14 Jan 2017.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh, today dedicated the Office of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) at Fatehpur. He also inaugurated APMC Market Yard at Fetehpur constructed at a cost of Rs.242.11 lakhs and Civil Hospital at Fetehpur. He laid foundation stones of additional accommodation of GSSS, Fatehpur to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 194 lakhs and Hatli Khadoun Road along with bridge over Khadoun Khad and improvement of Kuthar Mohar Takwal road to be constructed at a cost of Rs.831.27 lakhs.
Addressing a large gathering at Fatehpur, the Chief Minister said that the state had made a rapid and significant progress under various regimes of the Congress. There were over 36,000 kms long road network in the state besides 100 percent uninterrupted electric supply. There were 116 Govt. Degree Colleges, over 15,000 Schools and five Medical Colleges in the state. It was the Congress which helped in unifying the state emotionally. ‘We always believed in unity of all sections of the society and have been working for the upliftment of the people throughout since we came into power’, he added.
Reiterating the contribution of various Congress regimes in the state, he said that today the people of the state were contented and prosperous as the per capita income had crossed over one lakh. He said that it was Mahatma Gandhi who led the people against the British and won freedom for the country. He took strong exception to the calendar issued recently by the Khadi Village Industries Commission (KVIC) which had no picture of the Father of the Nation. He also castigated the present Central Govt. for demonetization as it left the common man suffered. ‘Every action has equal and opposite reaction and the steps being taken on grounds of religion, caste and creed were damaging to the unity of the society and nation as a whole’, he said.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the Constitution of India provided all citizens with equal rights and one can practice the religion of choice. No person should be differentiated on grounds of faith and religion. The society should be allowed to live and progress in peace and harmony. We should strive to develop India on the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi and other great freedom fighters so that we could walk equally with other nations of the world.
The Chief Minister announced upgradation of Government High School Monah Sihal, Chhattar and GHS (Girls) Rehan to plus two schools. He also sanctioned play ground to be developed at Golwan and said the money would not be a constraint.
MPP and Agriculture Minister Sujan Singh Pathania while welcoming the Chief Minister thanked him for laying foundation stones of various developmental works, dedicating Office of SDM and inaugurating many a developmental projects.
He credited various Congress governments in the centre and different parts of the country for the splendid progress made in all walks of life.
Chairman OBC Finance Corporation and former Minister Chaudhary Chandra Kumar addressing the gathering detailed about various developmental programmes and policies being implemented by the State Government.
Local Congress leader Girdhar Gopal Sharma also spoke on the occasion.
Chairman, APMC, Kangra Raijnder Singh Pathania welcomed the Chief Minister and briefed about the ongoing developmental works in Fatehpur constituency. He thanked the Chief Minister for opening of AMPC market yard at Fatehpur.
Former PRI representative Anil Kumar also greeted the Chief Minister and other guests.
Artists of Department of Information and Public Relations enthralled the audience by presenting developmental songs on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of the building of Wazir Ram Singh Govt. College at Dehri proposed to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 411 lakhs. He also inaugurated CHC at Raja Ka Talab.
MLA Ajay Mahajan, State Congress General Secretary Chetan Chambial, Chairman Block Congress Committee Surendra Sharma, Block Youth Congress Congress president Vivek Badheria, Krishi Upaj Mandi Smaiti president Ravi Thakur, Block Seva Dal president Jagroop Singh Rana, Block president Congress Seva Dal Raijnder Singh Pathania, State coordinator Congress Seva Dal Malkit Singh Dhariwal, Member Zila Parishad Rita Pathania, Youth Congress leader Ashwani Rana and Rajiv Guleria, Deputy Commissioner CP Verma, Superintendent of Police Sanjiv Gandhi and other persons of repute were present on the occasion.
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