CM inaugurates, lays foundation stones of 43 projects


DW BUREAU / shimla Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur during his one-day tour to Jubbal and Kotkhai assembly constituency of Shimla district today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 43 developmental projects worth Rs.186 crore at Jubbal. While addressing the 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sathapna Ke 75 Varsh' function held at Jubbal stadium celebrated to commemorate 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh, the Chief Minister said that he has always give special preference to the Jubbal-Kotkhai area during the last about five years. He said that the area despite being represented by two Chief Ministers was deprived of its own SDM office and Jubbal area was attached with Rohru and Kotkhai with Theog. He said that the opening of two SDM offices and BDO office during the tenure of the present State Government was a record in itself. Chief Minister said that celebrating 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh was an appropriate opportunity to thank every contributor of the State who ensured that Himachal Pradesh progressed in every sphere. He said that at the time of formation of the State the population of the State was only 11 lakh, which today has gone to over 70 lakh. He said that the literacy rate of the State was only 4.8 per cent, which today has crossed a mark of about 90 per cent. He said that this event was aimed at educating the people of the State, particularly the younger generation about the eventful and glorious history of the State. Jai Ram Thakur said that these functions were not going well with the Congress leaders. He said that the nation today was headed by a world leader and the whole world has acknowledged the might of India. He said that on the other hand the Congress leadership at the Centre does not even know that wheat flour was measured in Kilogram and not in liter. He said that how can the people of the country hand over the reins of the nation to such a leader. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a special bond with the State and its people and has visited the State over seven times. He said that the Prime Minister was to address the Yuva Vijay Sankalp Rally at Mandi, but had to virtually address the event due to bad weather. He said that the Congress leaders were even drawing sadistic pleasure from this. (


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