Dharamshala: “The state government is committed to further develop Bir-Billing as adventure sports point and Pong Dam as water sports destinations to make these places as world tourist destinations,”said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the Panchayat Representative Sammelan and Centenary Year’s Celebrations of The Kangra Central Cooperative Bank (KCCB) at Dharamshala on Monday.
He thanked the people of the State in general and people of Kangra district in particular for giving massive mandate to the BJP candidates in the recently held Lok Sabha elections. He said that Kangra Parliamentary Constituency made a new record by winning the Kangra seat by 72 percent vote share. He said that now it is need to replicate the same by electing BJP MLA from Dharamshala in coming by elections.
He said that the BJP also won the Shimla Parliamentary seat by a margin of over 3.70 lakh.
Chief Minister said that making Himachal Pradesh as an ODF state after Kerala was a major achievement. He said that the State was also getting full support from the central government in expediting the pace of development. He said that due to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India was poised to emerge as the Super Power of the world. Now, Article 370 and 35A have become history and now India has one Constitution and one Symbol, he said adding that this was possible due to the strong leadership at the Centre in form of Shri Modi.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Jan Dhan Yojna, Ayushmann Bharat, Kissan Samman Nidhi Yojna, Ujjawala Yojna etc. were few central schemes launched by Shri Modi which were proving a stepping stone for making of a New India.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is organising Global Investor’s Meet at Dharamshala on 7-8 November aimed at making Himachal Pradesh an industrial hub of the Country. He said that the ropeway in Dharamshala would be completed with a few months which would be an added attraction for the tourists.
He launched new products/schemes of Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, including Centenary Scheme “Swadhan-Ek Shtabadi Uphaar” for the employees, farmers, women and those engaged in dairy development. He also inaugurated photo gallery, 100th ATM and logo of the bank.
He launched Swachh Sarvekshan Gramin-2019 Abhiyaan and provided “Badhai Patra” to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Aawas Yojna and inaugurated Jal Shakti Abhiyaan on this occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister performed Bhumi Pujan/upgradation of Kahlian to Tiara Dughiari road to be completed by spending Rs. 4.94 crore, inaugurated Gabli Ther to Baidi road, performed Bhumi Pujan of link road Tarkhankar to Sanoura Lahar to be completed by spending Rs. 2.16 crore. He also laid foundation stone of Police Station, Kangra to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.50 crore, inaugurated Fire Brigade Station and general pool office accomodation in Kangra constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 2.04 crore and General Police Accommodation in Kangra constructed by spending Rs. 66 lakh. He performed Bhumi Pujan of balance work of Mastpur, Kalandher Patola, Gang, Bharoon and Ichhi roads to be completed by spending Rs. 111.19 lakh. He also planted a sapling at Mastpur.
The Chief Minister inaugurated Art Gallery, Kotwali Bazar constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.60 crore and laid foundation stone of Animal Husbandry office building to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 3.22 crore.
Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Span RCC T-Beam bridge over Bhagan Khud-II to be constructed at a cost of about Rs. 4 crore and inaugurated link road from Kaned to Thamba including bridge over Ghiari Khud completed at a cost of Rs. 1.78 crore.