Chief Minister also accused the successive Congress Governments of doing nothing to strengthen health services and health infrastructure in the State.

Shimla, August 28 

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today performed inaugurations and foundation stones of 26 developmental projects of about Rs. 100 crore at Baragran in Manali Assembly Constituency of Kullu district. 

Chief Minister said that the State was about to achieve a target of cent percent coverage of first dose of vaccination in the State. He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also congratulated the State for being first in the country for achieving this feat. He said that credit of this goes to the dedication and hard work of the doctors and paramedical staff and active cooperation of the people of the State. He also urged the people of the State to come forward to get themselves vaccinated so that the State also becomes first State with cent percent population above 18 years fully vaccinated.

Jai Ram Thakur said that it was the BJP Government which provided 50 percent reservation to the women in PRIs and ULBs to ensure their active participation in process of development. He said that during the Corona pandemic and lockdown, the State Government ensured that all the Himachalis stranded in different parts of the country were safely brought home. As many as 2.50 lakh Himachalis were brought home from different parts of the country in special buses and special trains, he added.

Chief Minister also accused the successive Congress Governments of doing nothing to strengthen health services and health infrastructure in the State.

Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated projects worth Rs. 40.13 crore including Rs. 5.52 crore  ITI building Manali at Patlikuhal, Rs. 3.38 crore building of Government High School Halan-1, Rs. 5.32 crore Government Polytechnic College Girls Hostel at Seobag, Rs. 2.29 crore improvement/ metalling of Karal Himri road under NABARD and Rs. 3.60 crore Babeli Indour road. 

Chief Minister laid foundation stones of 12 developmental projects worth Rs. 60.39 crore which include Rs. 6.82 crore indoor stadium in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering  and Allied Sports, Manali, Rs. 3.42 crore augmentation and improvement of WSS to GP Badagran and Zindi, Bari and Kulh villages, Rs. 3.01 crore augmentation of WSS group of villages in GP Riyara.

Jai Ram Thakur also performed foundation stones laying ceremonies of Rs. 28.11 crore WSS Dhara Ghot, WSS Seobag, WSS Karadsu and WSS Sarch, Kolibehar, Badah, Khalyani Padhar, Rs. 3.09 crore FIS Baga, Malogi and Benehi, Rs. 2.06 crore CAD FIS Kasheri Nallah to Shangehar, Rs. 9.09 crore flood protection work on river Beas (right bank) for village Katrain, Rs. 1.43 crore CAD work for LIS Upper Seobag and Rs. 77 lakh CAD work to FIS Dawara.

Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur while welcoming the Chief Minister to his home constituency thanked him for dedicating developmental projects worth crores of rupees in his Constituency. He also thanked the Chief Minister for sanctioning Rs 300 crore for double laning of Manali road.

Former MP Maheshwar Singh thanked the Chief Minister for recently dedicating and laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth crores of rupees virtually from Shimla. He said the State has witnessed unprecedented development during the tenure of the BJP Governments in the State.   

State BJP Vice President Dhaneshwari Thakur and Mandal BJP President Durga Singh Thakur welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion.  

MLA Ani Kishori Lal Sagar, MLA Banjar Surender Shourie, District BJP President Bhimsen Sharma, General Secretary Akhilesh Kapoor, President Mahila Morcha Manisha Sood, senior BJP leader Yuvraj Bodh, Deputy Commissioner Ashutosh Garg were present on the occasion among others.