CM inaugurates various developmental projects for Snor area of Drang AC in district Mandi
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced that necessary budget provision would be made by the Language, Arts and Culture Department for Dev Shri Ganpati Mandir Bhatwari and Dev Shri Laxmi Narayan Mandir Kot Khamaradha so that it could be developed from a tourism point of view.
Chief Minister was addressing a mammoth gathering on the occasion of ‘Dev Darshan Samaroh’ at Shri Dev Ganpati Temple at Bhatwari in Drang Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district today. He congratulated the people of the area for being witness to this magnificent temple of Dev Ganpati. He said that Himachal Pradesh was known as ‘Dev Bhoomi’ as almost every village of the State has its own deity and temple. He said that the wood and stone carving in the temple was marvelous and the temple would surely emerge as a major tourist attraction. He said that construction of Lord Ram temple at Ayodhya was only possible due to the strong leadership provided by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Drang Vidhan Sabha area was almost identical to the Seraj area in respect of developmental needs. He said that the State Government was ensuring that special focus must be laid on those areas which remained neglected so far with one reason or another.
Chief Minister also inaugurated the Lift Water Supply Scheme Bhatwari-Shala-Nihlu-Odidhar-Rains-Nishar-Bata in Gram Panchayat Bhatwari and Bandhi constructed by spending an amount of Rs 2.32 crore. He also inaugurated Rs. 56 lakh Community Bhawan at Bhatwari.
Jai Ram Thakur announced that Science lab would be opened in Government Senior Secondary School Kot Snor and it would be made model school. He also announced upgradation of Government High Schools Jala-Khini and Rensh-Nashyar to Government Senior Secondary Schools and Government Middle Schools Thawari and Jwalapur to Government High Schools. He said that Cooperative Bank branch would be opened at Jwalapur (Devkhan). He said that Shala Nala-Oridhar-Bharashi road would be brought under SCCP scheme and Monal-Banogi-Kanda road and Shalanal-Jala-Kashna road would be constructed under NABARD.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the newly constructed building of Government Senior Secondary School, Kot Snor (Jawalapur) constructed at a cost of Rs. 65 lakh.
MLA Drang Jawahar Thakur, while welcoming the Chief Minister, said that the Chief Minister has visited this hard area after a gap of over ten years, which shows the concern of Jai Ram Thakur for development of these areas. He said that all the areas of the State have been ensured equitable development under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. He said that the Drang area has witnessed unprecedented development during the last four and a half years and special focus was being laid on construction of roads as they are lifeline in rural and hilly areas. He also detailed a few developmental demands of the area.
Pradhan of local Panchayat Disha Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister.
BJP Candidate for Lok Sabha byelections Brig. Khushal Thakur, Chairman Wafk Board Mohd. Rajbali, BJP Mandal President Munish Kapoor, Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chaudhary and SP Shalini Agnihotri, Dev Committee Kardar Govind Sharma were present on the occasion among others.