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Himachal Chief Minister announces cash prizes
B K Upmanyu | 16 Apr 2012

While addressing the State Level Himachal Day function Sunday at Ghandir in Bilaspur district Himachal Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal announced enhancement of cash prize of Parshuram Award from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000. He also announced giving of Rs. 10 lakh to Kumari Priyanka who participated in Indian team which won World Kabbadi Championship. He also announced Rs. 50,000 each to 4 State- level coaches.

While addressing the State Level Himachal Day function Sunday at Ghandir in Bilaspur district Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal announced enhancement of cash prize of Parshuram Award from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000. He also announced giving of Rs. 10 lakh to Kumari Priyanka who participated in Indian team which won World Kabbadi Championship. He also announced Rs. 50,000 each to 4 State- level coaches.

Dhumal announced enhancement in diet money for players from Rs. 80 to Rs. 120 with in the State and from Rs. 125 to Rs. 200 outside the State.

Chief Minister further announced that the winners hailing from Himachal Pradesh in the Olympic games to be held in London would be given Rs. one crore for gold, Rs. 50 lakh for silver and 25 lakh for bronze.

Chief Minister announced up-gradation of Government High School, Gharan and Bharoli Kalan to Government Senior Secondary School and Government Middle School Malangan and Gangloh to Government High School and up-gradation of Health Sub-Centre Rishikesh to Primary Health Centre. Referring to the development of the Bilaspur district, Chief Minister said that Hydro Engineering College was being set up at Bilaspur and Mahila Police Battalion had been set up in the district. He said that the work on Changer Medium Irrigation Scheme was expedited by his Government and Rs. 88 crore scheme dedicated to the people which had benefited the people of 28 villages in the area.

He said that Rs. 25 crore Seer Khad channalization scheme had been sanctioned.
A colourful cultural programme and police band display was also organised on the occasion.
Rikhi Ram Kaundal, Deputy Speaker Vidhan Sabha, Randhir Sharma and Baldev Sharma, MLAs, Ms. Harinder Hira, Chief Secretary, S.Roy, Additional Chief Secretary-cum-OSD, DGP Dr. D.S.Manhas, DG I.D.Bhandri, other senior officers, Freedom Fighters, Ex-Servicemen and prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.