Work for the welfare of the people:Virbhader Singh

Nov 27, 2016 18:33 | Poltics
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CM inaugurates Govt. College building at Sujanpur Tihra

Since when just less than one year is left for the general assembly elections, it becomes even more important to understand the mischief of those who misguide the people on basis of region and religion. This was stated by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh while presiding over the 15th Annual Celebration Function of Sarvhit Kalyankari Sanstha at Sujanpur Tihra in Hamirpur district, today. 

He gave a call to all the Congress party workers and the people to get united for the welfare of the State and stop listening to those who try to divide on basis of caste or regions. He said that nothing would be achieved by infighting and if we stand united, we would emerge as winners at last. He exhorted the people to cast their votes wisely and not by getting swayed by miscreants. 

The Chief Minister said that the medical college at Hamirpur would have been made functional by now but it was the land issue, which was a major hindrance posing difficulty in forest clearance. However, medical college at Nahan had started functioning and ESIC hospital would also come up soon. He said that AIIMS would be soon established at Bilaspur which would provide succor to the people as they would get best of health services within the State itself. 

Himachal Pradesh was a land of valiant soldiers, he said adding that from every home there was one person serving in the armed forces. This tradition had continued since past many years and expressed hope that it would continue in times to come.  The State had contributed a lot in service of the Nation and many sacrifices were made by the soldiers from the State and we were proud of our brave soldiers, he said. 

He said as far as development was concerned, the State was adjudged as the Best Big State in field of education and overall inclusive development in State to State awards held in Delhi recently.

Today as many as 15,550 schools and 116 degree colleges were functioning in the State in the government sector alone, especially benefiting the girl students.  Most of the higher centres of learning had been opened in far-flung and remote areas. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was coming up at Dhaulakuan in district Sirmaur. The road length today was 37,000 kilometres and hundred percent electrification of domestic household had been achieved, he added. 

The Chief Minister announced for construction of play field in Gram Panchayat, Chamiyana and assured to consider all the other demands sympathetically. 

He also congratulated all those who were awarded by the organisation on the occasion and also congratulated the Sarvhit Kalyankaari Sanstha for undertaking welfare and other social activities. He urged the people to follow the best of ideals in life besides helping the poor and the needy. ‘Apne liye na Jiyen auron ke liye jeena seekhein’ (Don't live for yourself, but learn to live for others),  he said, while lauding the efforts of the Sarvhit Kalyankari Sanstha. He said it was quite a difficult task to remain in social service while in politics, but Shri Rajinder Rana was giving ample time to social service sector as well. 

Shri Rajinder Rana honoured the Chief Minister and his wife Smt. Pratibha  Singh who is also Vice Chairman of State Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section including others on the occasion on behalf of  the organization.

In his address, Shri Rajinder Rana urged the people not to get swayed away by the false promises of the Opposition and said that the Congress party had done so much for Sujanpur that the people of the area would ever remain indebted to the Chief Minister. 

He said that the Union Government had imposed a type of financial emergency in the country by demonetising the currency notes. He said that NDA didn't do homework well as before introducing new currency notes it should have been ensured that the ATMs were compatible to the new notes. He said that the suffering of the people had increased due to demonetisation and had led to chaos in banks and amongst the public. 

He demanded to upgrade the Civil hospital at Tauni Devi to 100 bed hospital and upgradation of Health Sub Centre at Chabutra to PHC. He also demanded Health Sub centre at Kakdiyaar and sub division police office at Sujanpur, besides a play field in Gram Panchayat, Chamiyana. He also urged for a town hall, a tourism café and opening up a Sports University in Sujanpur. 

Secretary, State Youth Congress Abhishekh Rana, who is also associated with the Sarvhit Kalyankari Sanstha also spoke on the occasion amongst other members of the Sanstha.

Earlier, The Chief Minister inaugurated Government Degree College, Sujanpur-Tihra completed with an outlay of Rs. 4.00 crore. 

The Chief Minister was also presented a cheque of ₹ 51000 by Principal of NSCBM Government Degree College, Hamirpur on behalf of staff.

Shri Virbhadra Singh also distributed ‘Shan-e-Hind’ awards on behalf of Sarvhit Kalyankaari Sanstha for social service to Dr.SP Singh Oberoi, Managing Trustee of ‘ Sarbat Da Bhala’ Charitable Trust, Patiala, Dr. DS. Rana, Chairman, Sri  Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Dr. Lieutenant General BS.Jaswal  AVSM** VSM (retd.) from Dehra, Dr. PS. Jaswal, who had remained VC of two National Law Universities, Vikas Thakur, (Weightlifting) VPO Patnaun, Taunidevi and  Ajay Kumar ( National Kabaddi Player) from Nalagarh.

Amongst those who received Shan-e-Hind awards from the Chief Minister were Karnail Rana, Kangra, (Singing), Suresh Kumar Ranot, for representation in sports, Late Major Sudhir Kumar, from Banuri, Palampur who was awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously, Keshav Narain, for literature, Shalini (IPS) from Una, Naresh Sharma,Shahpur (teaching), Om Prakash Sujanpuria, Shimla(Art and Painting), Akrant Lakharwal, Jared(student).

The recipient of Hamir awards were, HS Rana, Sujanpur (education), Priyanka Mahajan, President CSCA, Sujanpur, JC. Rana, Taunidevi (Blood donation), Pankaj Malkotia, Village Darmoh Dimmi in Wrestling, Hony Captain, Ajit Singh, (basketball), Taunidevi. 

Forest Minister, Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Former Member of Parliament and Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, Jagjeevan Pal and Inderdutt Lakhanpal,  , MLAs, Sanjay Rattan, Yadvinder Goma, Pawan Kajal and Manohar Dhiman,  State youth Congress President, Vikramaditya Singh Secretary, Youth Congress Abhishekh Rana, Chairman, KCCB, Jagdish Sapheiya, Chairman, State Education Board, Balbir Tegta, Chairman, APMC, Hamirpur, Prem Kaushal, former MLAs Urmil Thakur, Kuldeep Pathania, Manjeet Singh Dogra, Tilak Raj Sharma, Vice-Chairman, State Forest Corporation, Kewal Singh Pathania, Chairman, Employees welfare, Surinder Mankotia, Lieutenant General, BS. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid Medical University, Punjab,  Dr. Rajbahadur, Chairman, Chairman, Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust, Prof SP Singh Oberoi, prominent citizens of the area, panchayats representatives were also present on the occasion amongst others.