Himachal has emerged as a model of development in the country : Virbhadra Singh
INVC NEWS Shimla, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh dedicated developmental projects worth Rs. 23 crore to the people of Renukaji assembly constituency during his two days tour to the Renukaji area. These include foundation stones worth Rs. 8.77 crore and inaugurations worth Rs. 13.44 crore. Addressing a public meeting at Mahipur in district Sirmour today, Chief Minister announced upgradation of Government Middle Schools Mahipur and Anji Banona to Government High School and opening of new Primary School at Marath in Gram Panchayat Mahipur. He also announced upgradation of Veterinary Dispensary Parara to Veterinary Hospital and opening of Veterinary dispensary at Khaina Bagh. He also announced opening of Ayurvedic Dispensary at Kainthghat and an Irrigations scheme for Deed-Bagar village. He said that a sum of Rs. 16 crore has been sanctioned for upgradation of Mahipur-Jamta road. He said that development was an ongoing process and unprecedented development has taken place in the State during the tenures of Congress Governments. He said that there was a negligible road length when the State came into existence but at present there was a network of 35000 kms road length in the State. Road connectivity has been provided to remotest corners of the State, he added. He said that 15500 schools were imparting education to children across the State and all villages have been electrified. He said that State has good development indicators and had been appreciated at National level and has emerged as a model of development in the country He said that he was committed to the development of the entire State and during the long span of his career, interest of the State remained his priority. He said that he has dedicatedly served people and the State and would do so in future as well. Shri Virbhadra Singh said that elected representatives should uphold the spirit of democracy and added that institutions run by strengthening the spirit of democracy for the betterment of State and Nation. He congratulated PRI representatives for serving the people at grass root level and said that elected representatives were the voice of the people. He said that “We all should work for strengthening the spirit of democracy”. He said that Himachal is a peaceful State and therefore has progressed so well. He said that his Government has always protected the interests of all sections of the society without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion or region. Chief Minister said that the demand of the opening of Government Degree College at Bechar-ka-Bagh would be examined. Shri Virbhadra Singh also inaugurated the Kamlar-Mahipur road constructed at a cost of Rs 1.60 crore. Shri Virbhadra Singh also flagged off HRTC bus on the newly constructed Kamlar- Mahipur road. Earlier Chief Minister paid obeisance at Lord Parshuram and Mata Renukaji temple. He directed Deputy Commissioner to direct the concerned officers to check congestion problem at Dadahu bus stand and check its present status. Chief Parliamentary Shri Vinay Kumar thanked the Chief Minister for liberal assistance for undertaking development projects. He raised the demand for including roads identified under MLA priority into state priority list. He said that Dhartidhar and Saindhar areas were newly incorporated into Renuka assembly constituency after delimitation and urged for sanctioning more development projects for the area to speed up the process of development in these areas. Member Zila Parishad Ms. Shaama Thakur and local leader Shri Rajender Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised him of local demands. MLA Shri Kirnesh Jung, President State Youth Congress Shri Vikramidtya Singh, Deputy Chairman State Planning Board Shri G.R. Musafir, Chairman HIMFED Shri Ajay Bahadur, Chairman Zila Parishad Shri Dilip Chauhan, President District Congress Committee Shri Ajay Solanki, Deputy Commissioner Shri Balbir Chand Badalia, Congress leaders, senior officers of State Government and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.