January 03 : Chief Minister Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal today called for strengthening the emotional unity among countrymen through literature and other means.
While speaking in second Rashtriya Kavi Sangam organized here today, Chief Minister, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal said that Himachalis have always been on the forefront to save the motherland and help the neighbourers in distress and difficult times. He quoted the various instances from 1947 till Kargil War in which the Himachali soldiers made supreme sacrifices and won various gallantry medals.
Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal said that there was no dearth of brave soldiers who were always willing to sacrifice for the nation but added that there was need for right and conductive atmosphere in the country for these brave soldiers.
Chief Minister asked the organizers to keep up their mission to unite the literary persons for noble cause and congratulated them for taking this event. He said that it will send right signal in the intellectuals and will help in channelising their energy for strengthening National Unity and Integrity in this crucial time. He assured the organizers of all the possible help from the Government in organizing such events in near future and invited them to hold such gathering in Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister told that State Government has been giving all the facilities to promote healthy literature in the State and various measures have been taken to help the poets and literary persons for encouraging them to continue with their missions of promoting peace and brotherhood. He asked the politicians to be a model for the younger generations and said that leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel and Vinoba Bhave all belonged to pre-independence era and there was need for post-independent era politicians to set examples for new generations. He gave away various awards and prizes to the renowned literary persons of the country.