JAWALAMUKHI – Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister was accorded a warm and rousing reception by thousands of people who welcomed him at Bharoli Bridge, with traditional musical instruments as he entered the boundary of Kangra district today. People waited for hours to receive him and welcomed him by raising slogans of victory. People were overjoyed to welcome their leader on his 1st visit to Kangra after being sworn in as Chief Minister for 2nd time. Besides local MLA Minister for civil supply, Mr. Ramesh Dhawala, senior party functionaries and masses in large number welcomed him en route to Kangra district. Dhumal visited the famous shrine of Jawlamukhi today alongwith his ministerial collegues. He also addresed the gathering at Geeta Bhawan near Jawalamukhi.
While addressing the people of the area Dhumal said that women welfare would be top agenda of the State Government and every possible opportunity will be provided to them to move ahead in all spheres. He said that the decision of providing equal representation in coming Panchayati Raj Institutions elections would yield encouraging results and women would emerge as position in the progress of the State. Chief Minister said that as per commitment, women had been permitted free traveling on Raksha Bandhan and Bhaya Dooj on HRTC buses to any destination within the State. He said that State Government had already declared holiday to working women on Karva Chouth, Raksha Bandhan and Bhaiya Dooj. He said that women empowerment were need of the hour to give momentum to overall development of the society.
Dhumal thanked the people of the State for reaffirming the faith in the BJP and bringing at back to power, since it was well trusted and tried Government which set-up a number of milestone in different section. He assured the people that there would be no shortage of funds for development and social welfare activities.The chief minister said that every monkey menace affected district would be equipped with sterilization hospital facilities to achieve the objective of checking growth in their population as also to honour the religious sanctity of the animal. He said that state Government was committed to save the valuable land of the farmers going waste due to the wild animals, especially monkeys. Chief Minister said that monkey menace had been causing immense loss to the crops of the farmers who were forced to stop cultivating resulting into less agricultural produce in the State. He said that the local youth would be involved in checking the monkey menace who would be trained by professionals to capture the animals and suitable remunerations would be paid to them for their such services. He said that the project would also emerge as an income generating activity for the unemployed rural youths.