Launches Web Portal for Himachali Artists
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today launched the ‘Himachal Artists Web Portal’ to promote the budding artists of the state who want to pursue the profession at Shimla.The web portal will provide the entire details of the creations of an artist besides the details of the artists along with contact numbers.
While speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister congratulated the initiative of Art, Language and Culture department to organize the Art festival in Shimla that shows the knack of bringing out fluidity of form on canvas by the budding artists.
The ten national fame artists who participated in the fest also gave tips to the children. As many as 170 participants of different age groups got registered since yesterday besides over 20 students from department of visual arts of Himachal Pradesh University. The Chief Minister also brushed on the canvas.
Shri Virbhadra Singh said that the paintings exhibited during the fest were of high standard and such an event should be made an annual affair during summers and should also be made popular so that the budding artists should get inspiration and learn from the professionals. He said that the artists could also be honoured and invited every year to participate in the event. “I think there is no other better form than paintings, to pour out the thoughts of one’s subtle mind”, he said.
The Chief Minister said that the construction work of Jawaharlal Nehru College of Fine Arts near Ghanahatti in Shimla Rural constituency would be soon completed. “I want that the college of fine arts should be the finest institute, not only of Himachal Pradesh but the country as well”, he said adding that a scholarship scheme had been started for the art courses.
Principal secretary, Language, Art and Culture Smt. Anuradha Thakur said that provision had been made to provide scholarship of Rs 3000 and Rs 5000 per month for undergraduate and post graduate courses respectively which would be disbursed once in a year.She said that the objective of the scheme was to provide incentive and encouragement to the talented student of Himachal Pradesh so as to improve their skills in the field of fine arts.
She said that the Art festival was the first of its kind in the State to promote the Himachali artists and a web portal had been created so that the people could contact the artists online and could also purchase their paintings.
Forest Minister Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chairman State co-operative Bank Shri Harsh Mahajan, Director Social Welfare Smt. Mansi Sahai Thakur were present on the occasion amongst others.
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Witnesses Mega Gidda Event with participation of around 5000 women folk.
The Mega Gidda event, the Punjabi cultural folk dance marked the beginning of the three day Haroli Festival in Una district.
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
More than five thousand women folk of the area gathered at Badhera ground in Haroli constituency to perform Gidda. Chief Minister who attended the Mega community folk dance show conveyed that Himachal was a treasure house of distinct culture and customs as every region had its own culture and customs which reflects the identity of the people of the region and of being a Himachali.
It was for the first time that Punjabi Mega Folk dance with community participation was organised by the single largest women body, ‘Swan Women Federation’ to promote the culture of the district and a step towards women empowerment. The federation has more than 9000 women members associated with different self-help groups.
Industries Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri said that the purpose of the event was to promote women power and the culture of the region. Besides, senior girls of various schools also participated in the Gidda event enthusiastically.
Earlier, the Chief Minister was accorded a very warm welcome on reaching Haroli. He was seated in an open jeep from Badhera to Kangad, where he inaugurated the exhibitions set up by various NGOs and government departments showcasing the development of the state as well as that of the Haroli constituency.
He also inspected the on-going work of mini-secretariat building at Haroli and Haroli -Rampur bridge.
Thanks him for launching UDAN scheme from Himachal Pradesh
Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh today accorded rousing red carpet welcome to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Jubbalhatti Airport from where the Prime Minister launched the regional air connectivity Scheme, ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik’ (UDAN).
The Prime Minister handed over the green flag to the crew of ‘Alliance Air’ to inaugurate the first flight under UDAN scheme to New Delhi from Shimla. Besides, he also inaugurated through a video link, (on-line) the other flights from Kadappa Airport in Andhra Pradesh and Nanded Airport in Marathwada region, Maharashtra.
The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister and said that the regional connectivity flights from un-served routes would certainly promote balanced regional growth and make flying affordable for common person and would be less time consuming.
Shri Virbhadra Singh also accompanied the Prime Minister while he laid foundation stone of much awaited Hydro-engineering college at Bilaspur to be set up at a cost of Rs.146 crore. Out of this, a sum of Rs. 76 crore would be contributed by the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). He said that the government would explore possibilities to start classes in this fiscal. Initially, two courses of Civil and electrical engineering would be started.
The State Government has provided land for construction of the college at Bandla in Bilaspur district.
Earlier, the Chief Minister honoured the Prime Minister with a Himachali cap and presented him the Kangra miniature painting.
Shri Virbhadra Singh later gave a warm farewell to Narendra Modi at Annandale helipad along-with Transport and Civil Aviation & Technical Education Minster Shri G.S. Bali and Mayor Shri Sanjay Chauhan and senior officers of the State Government.
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Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh presenting memento to Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi during a function in Shimla on 27 April 2017.
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