All government school students studying from first to tenth class would be provided first lot of school uniform under Atal School Uniform Yojna in coming two months alongwith Rs. 100 as stitching charges. This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, while addressing a mammoth public meeting at Dhaban, in Sundernagar Sub-Division of district Mandi, after he performed foundation stone laying ceremony of eight number of tube wells estimated to cost Rs. 503 lakhs and irrigate about 200 hectares of farm land of Balh valley and to benefit three gram panchayats in the area.
Chief Minister said that two pairs of school uniform would be provided to each of the students irrespective of their economic and social status so that every student was presented uniformally in every state educational institution and the taboo of inferiority complex removed once for all. He said that the State had best human development indicators in the country and ranked amongst the top three states in the country. He said that State also ranked at top for optimum utilization of Asian Development Funds gainfully and was rewarded in a function at Pune recently by the Union Ministry of Finance. He said that the state had been winning first position in implementation of 20 Point Programme during past three years consecutively. He said that the endeavour of the State in protection of environment had been lauded globally and other states and countries were taking lessons from the State.
Prof. Dhumal said that each of the 3243 gram panchayats and 54 urban local bodies would be provided with gymnasium to motivate youth take exercising as their daily habit and channelise their energy towards positivities. He said that Rs. 50 lakh would be spent on each of the gymnasium and a total of Rs. 17 crore had been earmarked for the same. He appealed to the youth that they should not fall prey to drug peddlers which would not only spoil their life but also weaken the future of the country. He said that Beti Hai Anmol was one of the schemes aimed at women empowerment wherein financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 was being deposited in the name of the girl child of poor families at the time of her birth which grows substantially by the time girl attains adulthood. He said that girls were also being provided scholarships ranging between Rs. 300 to Rs. 1500 per month to help them pursue their academic pursuits.
Chief Minister said that the social security pension scheme was introduced by BJP had also been enhanced substantially during BJP regime. He said that every eligible person was being provided social security pension of Rs. 400 per month from April this year.
Prof. Dhumal said that the State Government had performed beyond promises made in Election Manifesto which had been adopted as a policy document of the State Government for implementation in letter and spirit. He said that it was common manís government at the helm of affairs in the State and their interest was above all. He said that launching of Atal Bijli Bachat Yojna, valued at Rs. 63 crore was successful in saving electricity valued Rs. 110 crore, subsidised essential commodities by spending Rs. 150 crore to every ration card holders, irrespective of the social and economic status of the ration card holder; launching of Atal School Uniform Yojna and Atal Swasthya Seva, free ambulance service, free institutional delivery, free medicines to poor were some of the major schemes which were beyond the scope of the Election Manifesto. He said that 9,27,205 students would be benefited with two pairs of school uniform free of cost in each academic session. He said that 75 SC BPL families would be benefited with 50 percent subsidy on LPG connection in each of the assembly segments of the State under Mata Shabri Mahila Sashaktikaran Yojna.
Chief Minister said that foundation stone of developmental milestones valued at Rs. 13 crore were laid only in Nachan Assembly segment. He said that state government would be providing Rs. 1.26 crore to construct Sayanj bridge, foundation stone of which was laid about 14 years ago but work had not been started. He said that all schemes would be completed within the allotted time frame.
Prof. Dhumal exhorted the party workers to educate electors about the spectacular achievements made during past four years. He said that the workers needed to visit every household and proudly present the account of development which had taken place in the state in general and local area in particular. He said that it was for the first time that the State had won 65 National and International level awards which were testimony to the pace of development and achievements made in the state during past four years. He thanked party functionaries and workers for their hard work they had been putting in to win the trust of BJP at grass root level.
Chief Minister also addressed a public meeting at Pangliyur and assured people that three bridges would be constructed on Jiyuni Khad to facilitate the local population with better connectivity. He also listened to the public grievances after the public meeting.
Shri Dile Ram, local MLA and Chairman, State Finance Commission, welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for his one day visit to his home segment, Nachan to lay foundation stone of developmental milestones valued at over Rs. 20 crore. He thanked CM for sanctioning 14 drinking water supply schemes for his home segment which would cost state exchequer Rs. 11 crore and solve drinking water problem of the residents of rural areas. He congratulated CM for winning record 65 awards for the State during his last four years. He urged CM for upgradation of veterinary dispensary to veterinary hospital which would help strengthen Doodh Ganga Yojna in the area. He also requested for funds to construct link roads in the area. He also urged for IPH Division, upgradation of CHC to Civil Hospital, development of Devi Darh, Shikari Devi and Kamaru Nag from tourism point of view, upgradation of PHC Dhanotu to CHC, LPG agency at Chail Chowk.
Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister, Shri Mahender Singh, Transport and Urban development Minister, Shri Roop Singh Thakur, Shri Dile Ram, Shri Prakash Chaudhary, MLAs, former MLAs, Shri D.D.Thakur and Shri Kanhaiya Lal Thakur, Shri Mohan Joshi, Chairman, MILKFED, Shri Kheera Mani, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Shri Ajay Rana, Vice President, Stte BJP, Shri Rakesh Jamwal and Smt. Bhuvneshwari Kapoor, Secretaries, State BJP, , Shri Jawahar Thakur, Shri M.R.Chaudhary, senior BJP leaders, other senior leaders, Shri Devesh Kumar, DC, Shri Abhishek Dullar, SP, Shri Ashok Sridhar, Chief Engineer, IPH, other senior officers and prominent people of the area were present-