Chamba, May 13, 2022-Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Sh Anurag Thakur today proposed to build Chamba as Heritage Town to lure tourists from world over to increase its earnings.

He said a heritage walk can be started by identifying heritage buildings in Chamba so that more and more tourists visit this beautiful place.

He promised to take the art, craft and culture of Chamba at world level to attract more tourists here.

Speaking at a programme on National Urban Livelihood Mission & Youth Incentive at Chowgan in Chamba he said that the Prime Minister has already declared it as an aspirational district and in the coming years it would be far ahead amongst the developed districts in the country.

While highlighing the overall development initiated in the state and here in Chamba by double engine governments of Centre and the state by spending crores of rupees on various projects, Sh Thakur said that in the coming couple of years no kuchha house would be left in the state. He enlisted many development projects like under construction medical college at a cost of Rs 500 crores and schemes including providing drinking water facility, road connectivity etc

He praised the youth of the country for starting startups and turning disaster into opportunity during the Corona pandemic. He said that more than 100 such startups have now become Unicorn companies. He said it is this youth power with whom the Prime Minister wants to make a New India.

Sh Thakur who also holds the charge of Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, announced to construct five indoor stadiums in all five Vidhan Sabha constituencies in Chamba besides 10 multi-gymnasiums in each constituency soon so that rhe youth can train themselves to become a good sportsman. He distributed sports kits also.

During the programme, Sh Thakur visited all the stalls setup by self help groups (SHGs) at the venue and asked the district administration to develop special counters at hotels where these groups can keep their products for easy availability to tourists and others.

Earlier, he honoured SHGs, Association making Organic Farm Products, artists and others attached with the theme song on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao launched by him.