Hamirpur, April 15
The industrial package given by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Himachal Pradesh was a milestone for industrialisation in the state, said Bikram Thakur, state Industry Minister, on the occasion of Himachal Day here today.
He said it was the vision of Vajpayee that every panchayat was connected by roads under his flagship programme “Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana”.
He added that the global industrial meets organised by the BJP had attracted huge investments in the state and would prove to be helpful in job generation for the youth.
“Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has tried to implement the development mantra given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ‘Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas, Sab ka Vishvas and Sab ka Prayas’. Schemes, including Mukhya Mantri Sahara Yojana, Mukhy Mantri Swavalamban Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Startup Yojana and Himcare Health Scheme, have helped people of the state in a big way,” Thakur said.
In Bilaspur, the Himachal Day function was presided over by Rajinder Garg, Food and Civil Supplies Minister.
Addressing the gathering, the minister said that the process of development that started with the formation of the state in 1948, had continued, adding that it had only been possible with the sincere contribution of the people of the state. —