Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that necessary budget provision would be made by the Language, Arts and Culture Department for Dev Shri Ganpati Mandir Bhatwari and Dev Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir Kot Khamaradha so that it could be developed from a tourism point of view.
Chief Minister was addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion of ‘Dev Darshan Samaroh’ at Shri Dev Ganpati Temple at Bhatwari in Drang Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district. He congratulated the people of the area for being witness to this magnificent temple of Dev Ganpati. He said that Himachal Pradesh was known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ as almost every village of the State has its own deity and temple. He said that the wood and stone carving in the temple was marvelous and the temple would surely emerge as a major tourist attraction. He said that construction of Lord Ram temple at Ayodhya was only possible due to the strong leadership provided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Drang Vidhan Sabha area was almost identical to the Seraj area in respect of developmental needs. He said that the State Government was ensuring that special focus must be laid on those areas which remained neglected so far with one reason or another.
Chief Minister also inaugurated the Lift Water Supply Scheme Bhatwari-Shala-Nihlu-Odidhar-Rains-Nishar-Bata in Gram Panchayat Bhatwari and Bandhi constructed by spending an amount of Rs 2.32 crore. He also inaugurated Rs. 56 lakh Community Bhawan at Bhatwari.