Gets a warm welcome on his Shimla visit after being elevated in the Modi government
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Friday said his endeavour would be to ensure tapping youth’s talent and provide best facilities to the budding talent across the country.
Addressing a press conference here, he said PM Narendra Modi had made Olympic medal winners our ambassadors to inspire youth to excel in sports.
He said sports classes in schools and colleges would no longer be a formality.
He said that in the 75th year of Independence his resolve is to showcase Himachali art and craft at the global level. “I want to link our art and culture to tourism and employment generation so that Himachal attracts global attention and becomes a favourite world-class destination,” he said.
He said he would try his best to revive Chamba rumaal, Kangra miniature paintings and Kullu and Kinnauri shawls. He said the Himachali folklore is a repository of our rich tradition, culture and performing arts.
When asked about speculation on his return to state politics, he said he believes in doing justice to the responsibility given to him.
“I have tried to do the best and deliver whether it was as a Lok Sabha MP, Minister of State for Finance or now as cabinet minister,” he said.
Thakur was accorded a warm welcome en route his arrival here after being elevated in the Modi cabinet. “I am overwhelmed by the love and blessings showered on me. This has exceeded my expectations,” he said.
He said Modi-led BJP government had tried to ensure ‘Sanka Saath Sabka Vikas’ and Himachal alone had received allocation of Rs 4,200 crore for various institutions like AIIMS, satellite PGI, six medical colleges and for strengthening super-specialty.
He said he would try to strengthen the DTH services to improve connectivity in tribal areas of the state.