The credit of making Himachal Pradesh a model of development goes to various Congress governments in the state as it has been planning and executing policies and programmes benefitting the common man since the state came into existence.
In the beginning, when I became an M.P., Baijnath was a part of my constituency and I had an opportunity to visit every village of this segment and was aware of aspirations and ambitions of the people and it developmental needs. Keeping the geographical difficulties of Chhota and Bara Bangahal area, I sanction a Govt. Degree College at Multhan. P.H.C., Bir will be upgraded to C.H.C. and Baijnath Civil Hospital to 100 bedded hospital, he announced being reminiscent.
He also announced building of retaining wall for protection of the historical temple of Lord Shiva at Baijnath and G.H.S. to Senior Secondary School, Sagoor and GMS, Ghorpith to Govt. High School. He also approved all the demands put forth by the local M.L.A.
Virbhadra Singh remembering the significant services and contributions of former minister late Pt. Sant Ram said that this constituency was indebted to him as he brought significant development in the area. He said that most of the villages of Baijnath constituency had been connected with the road and the remaining would be connected soon. In a jovial mood, the chief minister said that though he was not a tea-expert, but keeping the demand of the people in view, he would take appropriate action to address their demand. Land of the tea gardens would not be allowed to be used for other purposes. As the Kangra tea had its own significance, the state govt. would take suitable steps along with the Tea Board of India to make it viable.
He urged the teacher community to work hard so that the students might be able to compete in the open world. He said that moral values and good habits should be inculcated in the students as the education was not about literacy only but making the students wise and ensuring their all round development. He said that the onus of making the coming generations more confident, wise and self-dependent rested with them only.
Earlier, the chief minister inaugurated a bridge over Deol built at a cost of Rs.209.41 lakhs, Panchayati Raj Training Institute constructed at a cost of Rs.645 lakhs, building of P.H.C., Bandian Khopa at Rs.42.80 lakhs, 33KV Sub Station at Chadhiyar at Rs. 192.18 lakhs. He performed Bhumi Poojan of Link Road Jamerala under to be built at a cost of Rs.205.71 lakhs. He laid foundation stones of an auditorium in the premises of Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Ayurvedic P.G. College to be built at a cost of Rs. 752.40 lakhs and Bhatti Anubhag at Rs. 65.32 and dedicated a girls hostel completed at a cost of Rs.361.18 lakhs. He dedicated and laid foundation stones of all the developmental works from a single site at Baijnath.
While welcoming the chief minister and other guests M.L.A. Kisori Lal briefed about the ongoing developmental works in Baijnath constituency. He alleged that during the regime of B.J.P. various institutions were closed down. It was during under Virbhadra Singh that offices of S.D.P.O. and Soil Conservation, Govt. Degree College, Mini Secretariat, Panchayati Raj Training Institutes etc. were opened.
President Block Congress Committee Rajesh Kaura welcomed the chief minister and other guests.
General Secretary, Block Congress Committee Rajesh Rana presented the vote of thanks.
Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anil Sharma, M.L.A. Yadvinder Goma, Chairperson, Chairman KCCB Jagdeesh Sipiya, Advisor IT Gokul Butail, DC CP Verma and Sanjiv Gandhi were among the prominent persons who were present on the occasion.