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CM launches programme to mark 75 years of Himachal's formation (Lead)

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | July 31, 2022 08:48 PM

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna Ke 75 Varsh' (Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation), to commemorate 75 years of formation of the state at historic Chamba Chaugan on Sunday.

Chamba: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched a state-level programme 'Pragatisheel Himachal: Sthapna Ke 75 Varsh' (Progressive Himachal: 75 Years of Formation), to commemorate 75 years of formation of the state at historic Chamba Chaugan on Sunday.

The Chief Minister was here at the closing ceremony of 'Minjar Fair'.

Addressing the gathering, he said that when the nation was celebrating 75 years of independence, the state was also celebrating 75 years of its formation.

"The state during all these 75 years have made unparalleled development and progress in all spheres and credit of this goes to every hardworking and honest Himachali," he asserted.

The Chief Minister congratulated the people of the state and particularly the people of Chamba for celebrating the Minjar Fair for centuries, saying that the fair is symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity.

"Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme made special references to Chamba Minjar, Sayar fair and Jagra fair celebrated in the state," he said.

Notably, Prime Minister Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme made special reference to 'Minjar Fair' of Chamba and even recited a few lines of Chambiayali song praising the natural beauty of Chamba. The Prime Minister also made reference to 'Sayar Fair' celebrated in Shimla, Mandi, Solan, and Kullu district and 'Jagra' mela celebrated in Shimla and Sirmour district.

The CM on the occasion of the Minjar fair announced the International status of Minjar Fair.

He announced that proper lighting would be made for the beautification of Chamba Chaugan.

Earlier, he inaugurated the exhibition based on the theme 'Himachal Tub Aur Ab' put up by various departments, boards, and corporations on the occasion.

A theme song on 75 years of existence of Himachal Pradesh was also released on the occasion. A documentary based on 75 years of the 'glorious history' of the state was also screened on the occasion.

He also inaugurated Rs 13.68 crore upgradation work of Bhareri-Sillagharat road, Rs 3.24 crore Model Career Center Building of District Employment office and Rs 80 lakh building of PHC Dhulara.

He also laid the foundation stone of a residential buildings for the employees of the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau at Chamba.

Local MLA Pawan Nayyar, Deputy Speaker State Vidhan Sabha Hans Raj, Chief Whip Bikram Jaryal were among other who were present on the occasion.

 
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