Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Ji has urged the Union Government to open Army Canteen/Extension Counters in those areas of the State where there was no coverage to facilitate the Soldiers and ex-servicemen of the State.
In a letter written to the Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister said that the State of Himachal Pradesh has a large number of serving and veterans soldiers, who have served the country with utmost loyalty and dedication. He said that the issue of establishing Army Canteen/Extension Counters in the State has been a long pending demand of these soldiers and veterans
Demand is genuine and state strongly recommends the case: CM
Chief Minister said that being a hilly State with many areas having difficult terrain and are devoid of basic amenities for which, ex-servicemen have to travel a distance of over 60 kms. to avail canteen facilities. He said that the ex-servicemen have been continuously approaching the State Government for opening Army Canteen/Extension Counters. He said that the State Government was of the view that this pending demand was genuine and strongly recommends the case.Jai Ram Thakur Ji said that the State Government would provide necessary infrastructure/gap funding in case necessary permission was granted by the Union Ministry of Defence regarding opening of Army Canteen/Extension Counters.
Dharampur BJP Mandal contribute Rs 31,02,100 towards ‘HP SDMA COVID-19 SDRF
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was presented cheques of Rs 31,02,100 by Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh as a contribution on behalf of Dharampur BJP Mandal towards ‘HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund’ here today.
Chairman HP MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma also presented cheques of Rs.18,70,883 to the Chief Minister as a contribution towards the ‘HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund’ on behalf of various Milk Cooperatives. Out of this, Milk Processing Plant Dhagwar, Kangra contributed Rs. 98,600, Milk Processing Plant Chakkar Mandi Rs. 5,91,602, Milk Processing Plant Dutt Nagar, Rampur Rs 8,23,729, Milk Processing Plant Nalagarh and Nahan Rs 1,20,301, Chairman Nihal Chand Sharma contributed Rs 35,000 as his honorarium, HP MILKFED Employees contributed Rs 89,651 from their one day salary, Shambu Saini contributed Rs 51,000 and Rs 61,000 was contributed by Mahila Mandal Kahar Rajgarh, Mandi.Managing Director of MILKFED Bhupinder Attri was also present on the occasion.
People of Jhandutta area of Bilaspur contribute Rs. 1,16,59,268 towards HP SDMA COVID-19 SDRF
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur Ji was presented cheques of Rs. 1,16,59,268 by MLA Jhandutta Jeet Ram Katwal as contribution on behalf of the people of Jhandutta area of Bilaspur district including Rs. 1,00,00,000 by Temple Trust Baba Balak Nath ji, Shah Talai and his whole salary for the month of March, 2020 Rs. 2.10 lakh towards ‘HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund’ here today.
Besides this, online contributions of Rs. 2.5 crore by Temple Trust Shri Naina Devi Ji and Rs. 25 lakh by Temple Trust Shri Luxminarayan Ji/Temple Trust Shri Maharishi Markanday had been made towards this Fund.
The major contributions were of Rs. 51000 by Pyiaru Ram Shankhyan, Rs. 51,000 by Ramesh Chand Dhiman and Rs. 50,000 by Col. R.L. Sharma of Jhandutta area.
New Pension Scheme Employees Association Himachal Pradesh President Pradeep Thakur, General Secretary Bharat Sharma and Cashier Shashi Pal Sharma have also contributed Rs. 23,53,396 towards this fund on behalf of employees of this Association.Chief Minister thanked the MLA of Jhandutta Assembly Constituency Jeet Ram Katwal and other contributors for their noble gesture.
CM appreciates efforts of drivers and conductors of HRTC
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has appreciated the work of drivers and conductors of HRTC in bringing back a large number of students of Himachal Pradesh stuck in Kota of Rajasthan, Delhi, Chandigarh Tri-city area and other parts of the country due to lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government was concerned about the safety and welfare of its employee engaged in fighting the COVID-19 and was providing them all necessary safety equipments such as masks, gloves etc.
Rs. 50 lakh ex-gratia to drivers, conductors and other staff of HRTC engaged in bringing back stranded people
Chief Minister said that now State Government had decided to provide Rs. 50 lakh ex-gratia to the next of the kin in case of death of those drivers, conductors and other staff of HRTC engaged in bringing back the people of the State stranded in various parts of the country.
Jai Ram Thakur thanked the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the help extended by him for sending back the 22 students of Himachal Pradesh to the State, studying in various institutes at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, who are expected to reach Himachal Pradesh by tomorrow.
courtesy: CMO Himachal Pradesh