Shimla: As a mark of tribute to the former prime minister and Bharat Ratna awardee Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday launched ‘Ek Buta Beti Ke Naam’ scheme from the late leader’s house at Prini village near Manali town.
Under this scheme five tree saplings would be presented to the families of newly born girl child along with other kit.
Thakur also presented five deodar saplings to the mothers of newly born girls.
The chief minister also performed a Puja and led the state in paying homage to Vajpayee who considered Himachal as his second home.
Later, chief minister alongwith senior leaders listened to the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Vigyan Bhawan New Delhi at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mountaineering Institute, Manali.