Himachal Pradesh Government would construct second â€œSaraiâ€ for the patients and their attendants near PGI, to facilitate Himachalis coming to Chandigarh for their medical check up and treatment.This was stated by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister while addressing 5th Annual Cultural Function of Tribune Employees H.P. Helpline Cultural and Welfare Society at Chandigarh today.
Virbharda Singh appreciated the endeavours of the society towards presentation of rich cultural heritage of the State while staying away from their homes. He said that Chandigarh was the centre of different cultures and symbol of unity in diversity. He said that people of Himachal Pradesh had also been availing of various facilities at Chandigarh and the city has become an integral part of the Himachali people also.
Chief Minister appreciated the role of Media in creating mass awareness amongst the people and bridging the gap between the Government and the people and a watchdog of the society which were responsible to safeguard the interests of all sections of the society. He emphasized the need for factual reporting and providing substantial space for the developmental news, policies and programmes of the State Government in print and electronic media.
Chief Minister also honoured Dr. T.S. Mahant, renowned Heart Surgeon and Executive Director FORTIS Hospital, Mohali and Shri Shyam Dev, Deputy Controller General, Defence Accounts for their meritorious services rendered towards the Society and nation with â€œHimachal Gauravâ€ on behalf of the Society.
Naresh Kaushal, Editor Dainik Tribue said that Himachalis were emotionally integrated and the Society contributing significantly towards the welfare of the people. He said that The Tribune was emotionally attached to Himachal Pradesh since after partition it was published from Shimla for quite sometimes.