NAHAN: In a very unexpected move Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Mr Virbhadra Singh today fulfilled all the major demands of the residents of Pcchad tehsil including opening of a Degree College at Sarahan in one go which they were putting up before every government since past over 40 years. With this move Chief Minister have strengthened the position of Assembly speaker Gangu Ram Musafir in the Pacchad constituency and has snatched major issues from the BJP in the politically most important Assembly segment, as per political observers.
Surprising everybody Chief Minister amidst shouting of CM Zindabad slogans and clapping announced opening of a Government Degree College at Sarahan, ITI at Sarahan, PHC at Naina Tikkar and GNM educational institution in private sector in the area and announced Rs. 5 crore for the construction of college buildings of the degree college and said that the college and ITI would be made functional from next academic session.
This was announced by Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister while addressing thousands of people on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of District-level Bawan Dadwadshi fair at Sahahan in district Sirmour today after be dedicated the lift augumentation water Supply Scheme for Sarahan, completed a cost of Rs. 4.35 crore, benefiting about 8500 population of 18 villages with 70 litre water person per day in coming twenty years.
It is pertinent to mention here that opening of a Degree College at Sarahan, construction of new water supply scheme and all other above demands fulfilled by the Chief Minister had been big political issues during the assembly elections after 70â€™s in the area.
Chief Minister did not stop here he further announced opening of new Govt. Primary School at Patta Kuffar and Saroj, he upgraded Govt. Primary School, Kuffar Pal, Kala Ghat and Cheola to Middle schools, besides GHS, Chalki to Senior Secondary School. He also announced construction of a helipad in Sarahan on priority. He said that shamlat land would also be returned to the deserving and eligible families.
In his speech Chief Minister attacked BJP on different issues and asked people of Himachal Pradesh no to belive BJP as this party had spread castism and regionalism in the state and did nothing for the development of the state. He also in detailed described development done on the different fronts in the state during his present term as CM and said that the Congress partly would seek another term on the basis of these development works.
Virbhadra Singh said that Himachal Pradesh was the first state which had subsidized the essential commodities for every ration card holder, not to speak of BPL and antyodaya families. He said that the prices of essential commodities, especially the cereals and edible oils had also been reduced further by Rs. 5 per kg. with a view to facilitate every ration card holder to draw rations against cards from fair price shops near to their homes. He said that his Government was also providing 130 crore subsidy on domestic power during current financial year.
He said that the contribution of Late Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the founder Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh had been significant who envisioned a prosperous and developed Himachal Pradesh. His Government had never been in favour of regionalism and casteism, old and new Himachal and was committed to fight against the divisive forces to uphold the integrity of the nation and the State. He said that he was fully satisfied that the State was now emotionally more integrated than before.
G. R. Musafir, Speaker, Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha and local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister. He said that record Rs. 120 crore had been spent on roads in Sirmour district and Rs. 50 crore under DRDA programmes, Rs. 18 core on social welfare schemes, while record Rs. 187 crore had been spent on DWSS in the district while 44 Senior Secondary School had been opened.
Kaul Singh Thakur, Irrigation and Public Health Minister thanked Chief Minister for dedicating Sarahan Augumention Water Supply Scheme to the people of the area. He said that efforts were afoot to check wild boar. He said that Rs. 150 crore had been spent under Irrigation and Public Health activities in the district and was committed to provide drinking water facilities to every village of the State.
Dr. Prem Singh, MLA Runuka, Sardar Rattan Singh, Ex-MLA and President DCC Sirmour, Shri Ajay Bahadur, Ex-MLA, Smt. Manju Sharma, Chairperson, Zila Parishad, Smt. Kunjna Singh, Vice-President, HPCC, Smt. Nayan Singh Tomer, Member HPCC, Smt. Rama Devi, Chairperson, Panchayat Samiti, Sarahan, Shri Roshan Lal Sharma, Vice Chairman, ARDB, Shri R.S. Negi, Deputy Commissioner, Shri J.P. Singh, SP, Shri R.K. Sharma, Chief Engineer, IPH, prominent people of the areas and senior officers of various departments were present on the occasion.