Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Banjraru in Chamba after dedicating developmental projects worth about Rs. 146 crore for Churah constituency announced opening of Degree College at Masroond near Kotla area, opening of a Government Girls Senior Secondary School at Tissa, opening of PHCs at Bairagarh and Kohal, opening of Primary Schools at Kathal, Biyala and Khanguru and upgradation of Government High Schools Kandla and Bharadha to Senior Secondary Schools and upgradation of three middle schools to high schools. He said that parking would also be constructed at Banjraru to facilitate the people of the area. Chief Minister said that inauguration and foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 146 crore were befitting reply to the people, who were questioning the unprecedented development in the State. He said that despite the Corona pandemic, the State Government has ensured speedy and allround development of the State. He said that this was possible due to the indigenous vaccine developed and provided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi free of cost to the people of the country. He said that opposition leaders even tried to politicize the sensitive issue of vaccination. Jai Ram Thakur while making a scathing attack on AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal said that he has no understanding of tradition and culture of the Dev Bhoomi. He said that the people of the State were hardworking and sincere and would not tolerate foul language for its leaders. He said that it was strange that a person living in air-conditioned rooms at Delhi was speaking about development model for the State. He said that people of the State were wise enough and would not get carried away by false promises of Arvind Kejriwal. Chief Minister said that each and every day of the State Government was dedicated for development of the State and welfare of its people. He said that the very first decision of the State Government was aimed at welfare of the senior citizens. He said that over Rs. 1300 crore were being spent on providing social security pension to the vulnerable sections of the society as compared to only Rs. 400 crore spent during the Congress tenure. He said that Sahara Yojna, HIMCARE, Jan Manch, CM Helpline 1100, Grihini Suvidha Yojna, Shagun Yojna etc. have virtually transformed life of the poor and the downtrodden. Jai Ram Thakur said that Congress remained in power for long in the State, but they did nothing new to ensure welfare of the weaker sections of the society. He said that the Congress leaders were not even able to digest the welfare scheme initiated by the present State Government. He said that terming the beneficiaries of various welfare schemes as ‘Sponger’ (Muftkhors) was indeed a disrespect to the poor and the needy. He said that announcements made by him on the occasion of Himachal Day on 15th of this month were also not going well with the Congress leaders. He said that the State Government has decided to provide 125 units of power free to the consumers, 50 per cent concession in fare in HRTC buses to women passengers and free drinking water to the consumers in rural areas. Earlier the Chief Minister inaugurated 10 developmental projects worth Rs. 48.77 crore which includes Rs. 3.13 crore Jhajakathi to Matiyund road, Rs. 11.20 crore Kalash Sameep Kakhri to Seu road, Rs. 3.26 crore upgradation of Kella Dugali Dand road Sausad, Rs. 16.02 crore upgradation of Tissa Satyas road , Rs. 4.15 crore of Bhurah to Mangli road, Rs. 2.61 crore Link road to Junas village, Rs. 5.51 crore Kaithli Janddroh road, Rs. 1.73 crore bridge over Bhangi Nala on Tarela Bonderi Mangli road, Rs. 44 lakh Ayurvedic Hospital building at Banjraru and Rs. 82 lakh Kasturba Gandhi Girls Hostel building at Tissa.