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Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

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Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

Sports hostel to be opened at Rampur Bushahr

Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh today announced to open a sports hostel at Rampur Bushahr in Shimla district besides shifting Padam government primary school to a separate school building along-with hostel facility.

He was presiding over the closing ceremony of 57th under 19 H.P State level girls tournaments organised at Padam government senior secondary school, Rampur in which 546 girl students from all districts of the State government high and senior secondary schools participated. Congratulating one and all for participating in this tournament, the Chief Minister said he was happy to see that a large number of girls had taken part in this tournament.

Virbhadra Singh said Padam government senior secondary school was one of the oldest school which earlier was affiliated with Panjab University, Lahore and it played an important role in spreading education since then.

Reiterating the resolve of his government for making Himachal Pradesh as education hub of the country, he said the state government was making all out efforts to provide best educational facilities to the students up to the remotest areas for which the emphasis had been laid on opening and upgrading the educational institutions as per the demand beside deploying adequate staff and ensuring infrastructural facilities.

The Chief Minister said 15 degree colleges had been opened by the present state government besides opening and upgrading hundreds of schools in the government sector. With a view to facilitate the girl students, the government had given added attention to open schools in the far-flung and hard areas as the government realizes the importance of girl education in the society.

He said that Rampur was fast developing as education hub and though there were many educational institutions in the government and private sector in the area, but the parents still want their wards to study in Padam government school as it had earned fame with its outstanding achievements.

The Chief Minister announced sports hostel to facilitate the budding sports talents. He said that space problem of the school would be resolved after the completion of new school building. The primary school would be shifted to separate building which also would have hostel facility.

He distributed the prizes to the winners of the different sports events and also released the souvenir.

The principal and the staff of the Padam government senior secondary school presented a cheque of Rs. 41,000 to the Chief Minister on the occasion towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Nand Lal also spoke on the occasion.

Rakesh Kumar, Principal and Smt. Sarojini Thakur, President, School Management Committee welcomed the Chief Minister.

Kehar Singh Khachi, President, District Shimla Rural Congress Committee, Brij Lal, Chairman, Kailash Federation, Deepak Sood, President, Rampur Nagar Parishad, Anil Gupta, President, Vyapar Mandal, Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra, Pritam Singh Dhota, General Secretary, H.P School Sports Organisation, Raj Kashmiri, a renowned social worker and other prominent person of the area were also present on the occasion.

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108 ambulance skid-off road near IGMC Shimla, lands on 2 cars parked in ‘No Parking’ zone

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108 ambulance accident near IGMC Shimla

Shimla: Two men were injured as a 108 ambulance skid-off the Sanjauli-Lakkar Bazaar road near the Indira Gandhi Medical College today morning. The vehicle fell down on two cars parked on the roadside in a ‘No Parking’ zone.

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The ambulance was carrying no patient at the time of the accident, and the injured included only the driver and an assistant.  Both sustained minor injuries.

The accident occurred at about 6:30 AM as the ambulance skid-off the road while the driver was reversing it. No casualties were reported and the driver and assistant escaped with minor injuries,

the Lakkar Bazaar Police Post incharge told Himachal Watcher.

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The ambulance crushed one of the cars badly and damaged the other one. Fortunately, no person was present inside these cars and on the road when the accident took place.  Otherwise, the result could have proved to be fatal. 

It is one reason why not to park vehicles in No Parking zones of Shimla. 

 

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Rs 2572 crore for Himachal’s irrigation and drinking water schemes

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HP irrigation and drinking water schemes

Shimla: The State Government today said that it has earmarked an amount of Rs 2572 crore for providing irrigation and drinking water facilities in Himachal Pradesh during the current financial year.

The endeavour, the Government said, was to bring more area under irrigation facility so that farmers could go for crop diversification instead of traditional crops.

The Chief Minister, while addressing a public meeting at Kelodhar in Seraj assembly constituency of Mandi district, provided the information.It is Chief Minister’s first visit to Kelodhar after elections.

Further, it was announced that the Kandha-Bah-Batand road would be strengthened.

Earlier, the Chief Minister performed ‘bhumi pujan’ of Kandha-Bah-Batand road (Phase-II) to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 358.53 lakh.

He laid the foundation stones of IPH Office building and residence at Kelodhar to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 74.36 lakh and of Science Block building of Government Senior Secondary School Kelodhar on which about Rs 1.50 crore would be spent.

The Government announced Rs 15 lakh for Kelodhar Panchayat for various developmental works, Rs 10 lakh each for GP Bara, GP Saroha and GP Parwara. He also announced Rs 3 lakh for Mahila Mandal Kelodhar.

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British-era Bantony Castle Shimla to become Rs. 25 crore cultural centre     

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CM said the building is also an example of beautiful anglo-gothic architecture. However, this fact appears to be incorrect as the Castle is built in the mock-Tudor style

Shimla: As a ray of hope for the Bantony Castle, Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh Government has announced Rs. 25 crores for the renovation of the British-era structure in order to develop as a tourist attraction.

This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while inaugurating the five-day long State level Gram Shilp Mela which was organized by the State Language Art and Culture Department here on May 17, 2018.

Bantony Castle is one of the historic and monumental buildings of Shimla town and has a very rich history. spread over around 20,000 square meter area between Circular Road and Mall Road.

The Chief Minister said the building is also an example of beautiful anglo-gothic architecture. However, this fact appears to be incorrect as the Castle is built in the mock-Tudor style, part chalet and crowned with sloping roofs with mini-towers.

Nevertheless, he further said that since this building was strategically located on the Mall Road thus could be an added attraction for the tourists.

 This complex as a whole would be developed in such a way that it not only becomes a tourist attraction but also a centre of rich cultural diversity of the State.  

The previous Congress Government had, in 2017, announced that it will be turned into a Heritage museum with a restaurant and recreational park.

Artisans from different parts of the State received an opportunity to exhibit their artefacts at the Gram Shipi Mela. The government said it would also organize District level Gram Shilp Melas besides Inter-state Gram Shilp Melas to promote the artefacts of the State.

It was further informed that the State Government has announced a new scheme named ‘Aaj Purani Rahon Se’ for exploring folklores, historic events and cultural tourism in the State. The government has also decided to introduce miniaturized cultural souvenirs of Himachal Pradesh such as musical instruments, Chamba Rumal, Kangra paintings etc.

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