Shimla : Himachal Pradesh has not only grown by size in terms of area and population during the last seventy-five years, but has also achieved quite a few distinctions in different fields.
This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a mammoth public meeting at Jhandutta in Bilaspur district on the occasion of ‘Pragtisheel Himachal: Sathapna Ke 75 Varsh’ celebrations to commemorate 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh on Friday.
The Chief Minister said Himachal Pradesh besides being a small and hilly State has emerged as a role model for even several big States. He said since its inception in 1948, Himachal Pradesh created new milestones in almost every sphere of development. He said that credit for this goes to the dedication and hard work of people of this State working in different fields.
Thakur said that the State, once a picture of poverty and hardships, has today emerged as one of the most progressive States of the country. He said that former Prime Minister late Atal Behari Vajpayee started Rs 60,000 crore PMGSY, which proved a boon to ensure rural connectivity to almost every village in the State.
Referring to the contribution of National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda for the State, the Chief Minister said it was due to the vision of the National BJP President that State today has one AIIMS, Medical Colleges at Mandi, Bilaspur, Chamba, Sirmour and Hamirpur. He said the present State Government despite the corona pandemic ensured that the pace of development goes at a steady pace.
Jai Ram Thakur said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has special love and affection towards the State and its people. He said during the last four and a half years, the Prime Minister has visited the State seven times. He said these visits of the Prime Minister were not going well with the Congress leaders and they were fearing that these visits of the Prime Minister would drown their dreams of coming to power in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections.
The Chief Minister also flagged off a fire tender vehicle for Jhandutta constituency on this occasion.
A theme song on 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh and a documentary highlighting 75 years of glorious history of Himachal Pradesh produced by the Information and Public Relations Department were also screened on the occasion.