ibune News Service
Dharamsala, February 13
On the second day of his winter sojourn, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various projects in Kangra district.
The programme of the CM in Kangra was circled around his friend Munish Sharma, who had recently joined the BJP. Munish was the pivotal force behind getting various projects announced for Kangra.
The CM inaugurated Government Degree College, Takkipur, completed at a cost of Rs 6.50 crore. Addressing a public meeting at Takkipur, he said the government was committed to providing quality education to the youth. He also announced the renaming of this college as Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Degree College.
Thakur said the nation was progressing under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India had regained its old glory. Even the leaders of most powerful nations had acknowledged the strong leadership of Modi.
The abrogation of Article 370 could only be made possible due to the strong political will.
Thakur also thanked the 15th Finance Commission for being considerate towards the demands of the state.
The Union government had sanctioned projects worth over Rs 10,500 crore for the state. Efforts were being made to expand the Gaggal airport so that big planes could land there.
The Chief Minister announced a subdivision of the Jal Shakti Vibhag for Ranital, besides junior engineer section at Thakurdwara.
He also announced the upgrade of Primary Health Centre, Tayara, to Community Health Centre and science classes to be started in degree college, Takkipur.
He said Government High School, Takkipur, would also be upgraded to Government Senior Secondary School.
Thakur said a bridge costing Rs 5.82 crore would be constructed over the railway line in Kangra. He said Rs 17.78 crore would be spent under Jal Jivan Mission in Daulatpur.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated an administrative block of Government Polytechnic College, Kangra, completed at a cost of Rs 5.54 crore.
He also inaugurated the lift facility at Bachat Bhawan and laid the foundation stones of revenue colony, Kangra, and of additional accommodation to PWD Rest House.
President, Himachal Pradesh Basketball Association, Munish Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and also presented a cheque for Rs 1,01,000 as contribution towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund.
Minister for Industries Bikram Thakur, Minister for Health Vipin Parmar and Minister for Town and Country Planning Sarveen Chaudhary along with various BJP MLAs were also present on the occasion.
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