Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today participated in the celebrations on the occasion of Har Ghar Tiranga programme to commemorate 75 years of independence at Railway Station Shimla.
The Chief Minister honoured the wife of freedom fighter late Vidyadhar, Smt. Shakuntla Devi, daughter of freedom fighter late Sita Ram Sharma, Smt. Suman, son of freedom fighter late Ratti Ram, Sh. Mohinder Singh and grandson of freedom fighter late Devi Ram, Sh. Chander Mohan on the occasion.
Later, the Chief Minister flagged-off Tiranga rally comprised of school students and NCC cadets of different schools of the city.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Secretary Language, Art and Culture Rakesh Kanwar, Director Language, Art and Culture Pankaj Lalit and Deputy Commissioner Shimla Aditya Negi were present on the occasion among others.
Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that every person has become a witness of Amrit Kaal. We have to decide in which direction we have to go in the coming 25 years and what would be our contribution in the development of the nation.
The Governor was addressing the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav programme at Baddi in Doon AC of district Solan today as the chief guest.
He said that in this Amrit Mahotsav, we also need to look at the past. He said that foreign invaders including Britishers destroyed our culture, traditions and education system. Our ancestors could not even think of freedom, he added and said that Indians in a large number sacrificed their lives to get us freedom. We all need to understand the meaning of this freedom, he added.
Referring to the pain of the partition of the country, the Governor said that there was a need to remember this sad incident in history.
He said that we have to remember all those sacrifices due to which we were living in a free nation. He said that we could remember our great freedom fighters by joining the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign. This campaign was not a subject of any party or organization but of the whole country, so we were all associated with this campaign. He called upon the people to adopt Swadeshi during the Amrit period.
The Governor also gave away the prizes to the best employees of the company and people who did excellent work in his field.
Indresh Kumar, Executive Member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh while congratulating the Microtek Company for organizing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, said that such activities would also inspire others to contribute to the National cause. He also mentioned various events related to the independence of the country. Referring to the various slogans related to the freedom struggle and their importance at that time, he said that in the present context, slogans and campaigns like Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Har Ghar Tiranga were also associated with nationalism.
Earlier, Subodh Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, Microtek and Chairman, CII Himachal Pradesh honoured and welcomed the Governor on the occasion.
A colourful cultural programme was also performed on the occasion.
MLA Paramjit Singh Pammi, former MLAs and other prominent people were also present on the occasion.
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Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the Abhivadan Samaroh, felicitation programme of Himachal Pradesh University Teachers and College Teachers association in HP University Auditorium here today said that the teachers were the real architects of the nation and the society and the State Government was committed for their welfare and betterment.
Chief Minister said that the State Government has decided to give the benefits of the new pay scale to the employees on the lines of Sixth Pay Revision of Punjab Government. Apart from this, the State Government has also decided to give the benefit of UGC pay scale to about 32,000 lecturers and professors working in colleges and universities of the state, he said.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government was committed to safeguarding the interests of the employees and has accepted every genuine demand of the working class. He said that several issues of the employees which were pending for decades during the last four and a half years have been resolved. He said that with this decision of the State Government to provide UGC scale to the teachers, benefits worth Rs. 337 crores have been provided to University and College teachers by providing them revised UGC scale from January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2022.
Chief Minister said that the State Government was laying topmost priority to the education sector. He said that the State government has made a provision of Rs. 8412 crore for the education sector for the current financial year. He said that quality education was the need of the modern times and the State Government was committed to provide quality education. Since the inception of Himachal Pradesh, till now the state has made tremendous progress in the field of education and it has been ranked second in the country in literacy rate.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the nation was celebrating 75 years of Independence and the teachers over these years have made immense contributions in shaping the destiny of the nation and its people. He urged the teachers to celebrate this event in a befitting manner so that the younger generation could be sensitized about this glorious journey of the nation. He said that the State was also celebrating 75 years of its existence. He said that despite being a hilly state, the State has made a marked progress in all spheres of development. He said that there were only 301 educational institutions in the State in 1948, whereas today, the State has about 16,124 educational institutions spread over every nook and corner of the State.
Chief Minister said that the present State Government has implemented several schemes for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society. He said that the present State Government has implemented schemes such as Mukhya Mantri Sahara Yojna, Mukhya Mantri Shagun Yojna, HIMCARE Yojna, Mukhya Mantri Grihini Suvidha Yojna, etc. for providing a helping hand for the poor and downtrodden. He said that several works have been completed and initiated under the Smart City project in Shimla and Dharmashala towns. He also felt the need for decongestion of the overcrowded cities so that proper basic amenities could be provided to the citizens.
Various Associations of the teachers honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion to thank him for implementing the UGC scales for the teachers of University and colleges.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Non-teaching staff quarters for Class-III employees' block to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.20 crore and multistory parking complex at university campus to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 12.90 crore.
Himachal Pradesh College Teachers Association presented a cheque of Rs. 5.25 lakh to the Chief Minister towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has always maintained cordial relations with its employees and provided them all their dues well in time. He said that the State has made remarkable progress in the field of education. He said that the literacy rate which was only 4.8 per cent in 1948; has gone upto 83 per cent. He said that credit for this goes to the expansion of the education system in the State.
Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur said that vocational education was being promoted in schools and colleges for skill development of the students. He said that by providing UGC scales to the teachers of University and colleges, the State Government has provided them benefits worth Rs. 337 crore. He said that to lessen the impact on the education of children in schools during the Corona period, arrangements were made for online education under Har Ghar Pathshala. He said that students were connected through WhatsApp and websites and about two lakh WhatsApp groups were created, which benefited about over eight lakh students. He said that the State Government has distributed laptops with modern technology to 19,847 meritorious students of the state under the Srinivasa Ramanujan Chhatra Digital Scheme, as due to the Corona crisis, laptops could not be distributed to the meritorious for the last two years.
Vice Chancellor Prof. S.P. Bansal welcomed the Chief Minister in the university campus and thanked him for always being considerate towards various issues of the teachers. He said that the University was striving hard to improve its ranking so that it could get more funds from UGC.
President Himachal Pradesh Government College Teachers Association Dr. Dharamver S. Dharwal thanked the Chief Minister for implementing the UGC scales for the University and College teachers. He also detailed various demands of the Teachers on the occasion.
Secretary, Joint Action Committee of University Teacher’s Association Prof. Joginder Saklani while welcoming the Chief Minister said that State was blessed to have a simple and honest Chief Minister heading the State, who was always considerate towards the resolving various issues of the common man. He thanked the Chief Minister for implementing the UGC scales for the teachers of Universities and Colleges of the State, despite Punjab still to implement these recommendations.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Jyoti Prakash, Dean of Studies Prof. Kulbhushan Chandel, Member NAAC Prof. Nagesh Thakur, Chairman HP Board of School Education Dr. Suresh Soni, member Private University Regulatory Commission Prof. Shashikant, former Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. N.K. Sharda, representatives of various teachers associations were present on the occasion.
A delegation of New Pension Scheme Employees Association called on the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today and apprised him about various demands of the NPS employees.
The Chief Minister while giving patience hearing to the demands of the delegation assured them that the State Government would sympathetically consider their genuine demands.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would also apprise the Central leadership regarding the demand of the employees regarding restoration of the old pension scheme for the employees.
Chief Secretary R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Subhasish Panda and representatives of the NPS Employees Association were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched final track of the theme song of "Har Ghar Tiranga-Shaan Tiranga" composed and sung by noted State Police Orchestra 'Harmony of Pines' ahead of Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to be launched nationwide from 13th to 15th of this month, in HP Vidhan Sabha complex here today.
While appreciating the efforts of the State police in general and Police Orchestra Harmony of Pines in particular, the Chief Minister said that this composition was a masterpiece and soulful, which has the capacity to arouse the passion of patriotism in the hearts of the listeners.
He also congratulated the Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu for encouraging the members of Orchestra to give their best.
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, ADGP and other Police officers and member of Harmony of Pines Vijay were present on the occasion among others.
Representatives of Himachal Pradesh Vocational Trainers Welfare Association called on Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at Vidhan Sabha complex here today and apprised the Chief Minister regarding various demands of the Association.
The Chief Minister gave a patience hearing to various issues of the Association and assured that the State Government would sympathetically consider all the genuine demands of the Association.
President of the Association Yashwant Thakur apprised the Chief Minister regarding various demands of the Association.
General Secretary of the Association Manish Kumar, District President of Sirmour Arvind Kanwar, District President of Lahaul and Spiti Sunil, Media Secretary Liladhar Thakur, President B.Voc. Kush Bhandari were also present on the occasion among others.
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