The coming generation could get an opportunity to have a peep into this eventful journey
On the historic occasion of Golden Jubilee celebration of the Statehood of Himachal Pradesh, a function was held at Vidhan Sabha Library Hall here today to honour the Minister's, Members of Parliament, MLAs, former MPs and former MLAs.
While addressing the function, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed his gratitude to all the people of the State for their significant contributions in the development journey of the State. He said that this journey had been full of achievements and accomplishments and it becomes our duty to educate the new generation about it. He said that for this the State had planned to hold 51 programmes of major departments to showcase its developmental journey of fifty years, but the same was not possible due to the Corona pandemic. Now, the State Government has planned to hold a ‘Swarnim Himachal Rath Yatra’ to showcase the developmental journey of the State.
The Chief Minister said that documentation of the achievements of the State during the last fifty years must be done so that the coming generation could get an opportunity to have a peep into this eventful journey. He also urged the people of the State for their wholehearted support and cooperation to the State Government for making Himachal Pradesh a most developed State of the Country.
Jai Ram Thakur paid his tributes to former Chief Ministers of the state, late Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, Ram Lal Thakur and Virbhadra Singh. He also thanked former Chief Ministers Shanta Kumar and Prem Kumar Dhumal for their contributions in the development of the State.
Union Information and Broadcasting, Youth Services and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur acknowledged the contributions made by all the present and former members of the State Assembly. He asked the Doordarshan authorities to prepare a documentary on the glorious fifty years history of the State.
Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri said that the role of first Chief Minister Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar in getting separate identity and shape to the State was massive thereby giving an opportunity to the people of the State to shape their own destiny. He said that all the Chief Ministers thereafter made contributions immensely for making Himachal to forge ahead on the path of progress and prosperity.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that Himachal Pradesh came into existence as 18th State of Indian Union on 25th January, 1971. He said that since then the State has made unparalleled progress in all spheres of development.
Speaker State Vidhan Sabha Vipin Singh Parmar said that the State of Himachal Pradesh has created new milestones in all spheres of development during last fifty years. He said that about 100 years ago the Conference of Presiding Officers was held in this August House, which was indeed a proud moment for the people of the State.
Deputy Speaker Hans Raj presented the vote of thanks.
Ministers, MPs, MLAs, former MPs and former MLA were also present on the occasion.