Hamirpur: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the people of the state should make their significant contribution in making the income of the farmers double by the year 2022 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working hard with his colleagues to realize it. The State Govt. was striving to create another institution like College of Horticulture and Forestry, Neri in the cold region of the State and the matter was with the finance department for its approval.
He was speaking at Neri near Hamirpur after inaugurating the girls’ hostel building, named Jwalaji, constructed at a cost of Rs.235 lakhs and UG Block of College of Horticulture and Forestry built at a cost of Rs.479 lakhs in the premises of the College of Horticulture and Forestry. He congratulated the College of Horticulture and Forestry, Neri for making such a rapid progress within a span of seven years.
He announced a sum of Rs.6.70 crore for the construction of PG Block in the premises of the COH&F and Rs.5.78 crore for boys’ and girls’ hostel. He also directed the deputy commissioner to complete all the formalities for transference of 23 hectares of land available adjoining the premises of the college.
He castigated at the opposition for making false propaganda as the Central Govt. was giving liberal financial assistance to the State Govt. in carving and completion of various developmental projects in the State. He thanked the Gujrat Govt. for giving land to the State Govt. for construction of Himachal Bhawan for the people who would go to see the Statue of Unity.
He said that there were as many as 562 states in the country at the time independence and the credit of unifying all these states went to Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as he was the only person who took this work in his hand and completed it with complete success. Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to take the cause of making the Statue of Unity in his hand and today 182 meter statue was dedicated to the nation, the highest in the world so far.
Earlier, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur dedicated the newly constructed building of District Library at Hamirpur, constructed at a cost of Rs.400 lakhs. This new library building would facilitate the students, research scholars and general readers across the district. He, also, inaugurated the newly constructed bridge over Dughat Khad on Mattansidh Hamirpur Road built at a cost of Rs.56 lakhs.
Ex-chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while addressing the gathering told that the college was started in 2011 under the auspices of Dr. Y.S. H.F.U, Nauni. He praised the institution for creating its own infrastructure under self finance scheme taking a lead in the state.
M.P. Anurag Thakur speaking on the occasion thanked the chief minister for getting the Dugga Khadd Bridge constructed on Hamirpur-Shimla Road within a period of six months. Local M.L.A. Narendra Thakur welcomed the chief minister and other guests and briefed about various development activities being carried out in Hamirpur constituencies.
Dr. Hari Chand Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry while welcoming the chief guest and other dignitaries put forth the demands of the university. Dr. Preetam Chand Sharma, Dean of the university presented the vote of thanks.
Prem Kumar Dhumal, Ex-Chief Minister, M.P. Anurag Thakur, M.L.A. Bhoranj Kamlesh Kumari, former MLA and vice chairman, HP Road Transport Corporation Vijay Agnihotri and Baldev Sharma, Zila Parishad Chairman Rakesh Thakur and vice chairman Chandu Lal Chaudhary, District president BJP Anil Thakur, DC Dr. Richa Verma were among others those present on the occasion.