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Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Chief Minister blames BJP for playing divisive politics Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh turned table on opposition BJP today indicating that he was implicated in false cases on behest of its leaders. Mr. Singh who was addressing a public gathering in his assembly segment in this district alleged that BJP leaders of this hill state had always indulged in playing divisive politics. Charging saffron party for tactic he said that its leaders were trying to implicate him in false cases. Expressing confidence that recent CBI probe would not damage him at all stating that rather than harming his reputation these cases made me stronger, octogenarian leader asserted. ”I am sure that propaganda and cheap tactics would not last longer as truth prevails in the end” he said adding that citizens of this nation are well educated and would not become an easy prey of such tactics. Advising BJP leaders to shun mean character assassination Mr. Singh said they should accept the truth that incumbent congress rule is committed for all-round and speedy development of the entire state. Chief minister charged that his government had lodged cases against State Cricket Association led by BJP member of Lok Sabha from Hamirpur Mr. Anurag Thakur as during last BJP rule valuable land worth crores of rupees was handed over to the cricket body to raise five star hotels and cricket stadium at Dharamsala. Mr. Singh said that this land was shown barren after axing hundreds of trees standing on it. Overnight HPCA was converted to a company comprising of 25 members most of them are kith and kin of the former Chief Minsiter Prem Kumar Dhumal. He has demanded that HPCA should be registered under the co-operative act.

Three day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign concludes at Sunni

The three day Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign organized by PIB Shimla and other media unit of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting with help of district administration came to an end here today as concluding day was dedicated for ICDS and NHRM schemes

Himachal Pradesh Horticulture, Irrigation and Public Health Minister Vidya Stokes, who presided over the valedictory function, lauded the efforts of organizers for dissemination information in the rural areas.

Addressing mammoth gathering at Government Senior Secondary School Sunni, Mrs. Stokes said that UPA government had launched Food Security Scheme which would cater two third of national population and will completely eradicate the prevailing hunger in the entire country.

The consistent efforts of UPA government also helped the peasantry as 70,000 farmers got benefit of loan waivers during last few years. Moreover, to ensure them ample compensations of land before acquiring their land mega project had enacted new land acquisition act.

“MNREGA and other National flagship programs were empowering masses after making them economically independent as job avenues were offered to them on their doorsteps”, Mrs. Stokes said.

Appealing the women to come forward to get the benefits of centrally sponsored scheme especially ICDS, she said pregnant and lactating mothers have been given required free dietary components with the help of more than 18,000 strong network of ‘Anganwardies’ in the state, besides making available cooked food and quota of food grains to children before they join school.

In terms of human index, Himachal is considered as model state as it is figured among leading states in sector of health, power and housing, she noted that only 9 percent of people live below poverty lines.

The people especially Anganwardi and Panchayati Raj representatives showed their keen interest in the campaign after taking information of centrally sponsored programs provided under a single roof through the medium of 32 stalls, speeches of resource persons, dance and play.

At the concluding day, healthy baby show was organized in which 24 boys and girls below four years took part. In the show, Master Sumit (3 years) was adjudged as most healthy baby in the show followed by baby Tamanna (3 & half years) and Master Mohit (3 years).

Baby show is orgnised in order to evaluate the progress of implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme. This was the 18th Bharat Nirman Public Information Campaign held in Himachal Pradesh.

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