4 July : Two synthetic athletic tracks would be constructed at Dharamshala and Hamirpur to produce best sports talent to represent State at National and International level. Rs 46 crore were being spent over construction of road and buildings in Hamirpur Assembly segment during current financial year.
This was stated by Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister, while addressing an impressive public meeting at Amroh in District Hamirpur, today after he dedicated Bharmeli- Ropa-Chhabot- Amroh road and motorable bridge completed at a cost of Rs 75 lakh to the people of the area and laid foundation stone of Synthetic Althetic Track at Government Degree College, Hamirpur, estimated to cost Rs 5 crore.
Chief Minister said that World Bank had lauded the contribution towards environment protection made by the State to check the ecological degradation. He appealed to the people to adopt eco-friendly habits and not to use any non-bio degradable objects in their day to day life and go for organic farming to produce rich and nutritious crops in their farms. He underlined the need to educate young children about drastic impacts of pollution as well as climatic change.
Prof. Dhumal said in the age of cut throat competition everyone was required to work hard, sincerely and honesty to make H.P. role model State in the country. He underlined the need for concerted efforts to excel in education sector to make Himachal Pradesh a leader in education in the country. He said that vocational education was the need of the hour for sustenance in the present day scenario.
Chief Minister said that State youth had been volunteering to serve in the armed forces to guard the frontiers of the nation. He said that State had produced best of the soldiers who brought laurels through exemplary service to the nation. He announced the servicing and ex-servicemen of protecting their interest and provide best of benefit to them from time to time. He reiterated the resolve of State Government to rise to the call of every section of society and deliver them best services.
Prof. Dhumal said that with construction of World Standard Synthetic Athletic Track at Hamirpur, best sports talents would be polished to represent the State at national international level in athletics. He said that women National Sports Championship at Hamirpur had won State three gold medals. He said that the synthetic athletic track would be completed incoming 18 month while are more such tracks would be constructed at Dharamshala as well.
Chief Minister appealed to people to take benefit of Pandit Deen Dayal Kisan Bagwan Samridhi Yojna to avail 80 percent subsidy. He announced Rs 2 lakh for community centre, lab equipment to GSSS Amboh, additional accommodation to school, Rs 10 lakh for boundary wall of school ground, Rs 10,000 to GSSS and Rs 5,000 to GPS Amoh for cultural activities.
Capt. Watan Singh of Patlandar Village presented a draft of Rs 5100 as contribution towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and appealed to people to donate liberally towards the fund.
Shri Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Education Minister said that connectivity had been on the top agenda of State Government which made Hamirpur the highest in road density in the State. He said that additional rooms were constructed under Saraswati Bal Vidya Sankalp Yojna, scholarships worth crores were awarded to meritorious and deserving students during previous regime of Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal. He said that qualitative improvement in education system was on priority agenda of the State. He said that out of five, 3 private universities had started admission as 15 global standard private universities had been targeted for opening in the State.
Shri Anurag Thakur, M.P. Lok Sabha, thanked Chief Minister for laying foundation stone of first Athletic Track at Hamirpur. He said that Rs 35 crore had been spent over construction of one of the best World Cricket Stadium at Dharamshala started during previous term of Prof Prem Kumar Dhumal as Chief Minister. He underlined need for quality education to students studying in government educational institutions and to make them capable to compete at national and international level. He said that 12 Cricket Stadiums would be constructed in the State each in every district cost of Rs 50 crore and Rs 3.22 crore had been spent under MPLAD fund in last 9 months.
Smt. Urmil Thakur, local MLA also welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for dedicating the roads and bridges, as also laying foundation stone of synthetic athletic track. She counted development activities undertaken during past 18 months.
Smt. Veena Devi, Pradhan Gram Panchayat Amroh, welcomed the Chief Minister and apprised him of various local demands.
Shri R.C. Thakur, Principal GSSS Amroh read out Annual Report. Shri Baldev Singh Welcomed the Chief Minister.
Shri Rasil Singh Mankotia, Chairman Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, Shri M.C. Parmar CMD H.P. State Ex-Serviceman welfare Board, Shri Rajendra Rana, Chairman, State Press Advisory Committee, Shri Pyare Lal Sharma, Chairman APMC, Shri Anil Thakur, BJP Mandal Prisident Hamirpur, Shri Ramesh Sharma, Chairman Panchayat Samiti , Smt. Veena Sharma, President, District Hamirpur Mahila Morcha, Shri Abhishek Jain, Deputy Commissioner , Shri K.R Bharti, Director Youth Services and Sports, senior officers and prominent people of the area were present on the occasion .