SHIMLA,10.08.18-

ACC contributes 25 Lakh towards CM Relief Fund

Senior General Manager, ACC Ltd. Sanjeev Kapoor presented a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today.

The Chief Minister while appreciating the efforts of the ACC said that the contribution would go a long way in providing relief to the deserving and the needy at the time of distress.

He also appealed to the affluent section of the society to contribute generously towards Chief Minister's Relief Fund so that assistance could be provided to needy and the poo

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The efforts of the State Government have borne fruits as Punjab Government has agreed to revive the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab for setting up of ropeway project between Shri Anandpur Sahib and Shri Naina Devi Ji. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur disclosed this here today.

The Chief Minister said that he had taken up the issue with his Punjab counterpart Captain Amrinder Singh on 26 February, 2018 and subsequently senior officers of the State Government were in constant touch with the officers of the Punjab Government in this regard. He said that this project would prove to be a milestone to not only boosting tourism sector in both Himachal Pradesh and Punjab but would also be an epitome of strengthening the bond of love and brotherhood between the two states besides facilitating the devotees visiting these two religious places. He said that that the Project has been cleared by the State Cabinet on Thursday.

Jai Ram Thakur said that efforts would be made to ink the MoU during this month, which would accelerate the pace of the project. The completion of this project would save the time of visitors and would also provide employment and self-employment opportunities to the local people. The project would cost approximately Rs. 200 crore and would cover distance of 3.5 kilometers.

He said that Additional Chief Secretary (Culture & Tourism) Ram Subhag Singh called on Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister of Punjab Navjot Singh Sidhu at Chandigarh and discussed modalities to early revival of the MoU between both the states.

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Chief Minister releases book on Shrikhand Mahadev

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur released a book 'Shrikhand Mahadev' written by Shimla based journalist Jagmohan Sharma here today.

Chief Minister while appreciating the efforts of the writer said that the book carries important information regarding track route to Shrikhand Mahadev. He said that the book would prove useful to the trackers and devotees visiting Shrikhand Mahadev. He said that the book would also give boost in promoting religious and adventurous tourism activities in the area.

The book contains historic and mythological details about various places enroute this pilgrim place.

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Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur during the presentation on Digital India Campaign for Himachal Pradesh made by Bombaiyya Films Production House Mumbai led by Ms Priya Chauhan at Shimla on 1`0 Aug 2018.

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