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CM preside over closing ceremony of International Renuka fair

Shimla, Nov 12 (UNI) Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the closing ceremony of International Shri Renuka Ji fair at Renuka, in Sirmour district on Tuesday.
Speaking over this occasion Mr Thakur said that fairs and festivals were the integral part of our rich cultural repository and concerted efforts must be made to conserve the same for the generations to come.
Chief Minister paid obeisance in the Lord Parshuram temple and Mata Renuka ji temple and also participated in
the ‘Dev Vidai’ procession. He also led the procession by giving shoulder to the palanquin of the Lord Parshuram.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the present State Government was about to complete two years in office in the month
of December and during all this period the State has witnessed unprecedented development.
He said that people of the state have given tremendous love and affection to the State Government. BJP has won all the elections held during this period, be it Lok Sabha or the bye elections of two constituencies of the State.
He said that Janmanch programme launched by the State Government has been appreciated even by the political opponents.
As many as 35,000 issues had been resolved during this programme.
He said that now the 1100 Chief Minister Sewa Sankalp Helpline was proving to be a boon to the people of the State for redressal of their grievances.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Union Government had launched Ayushmann Bharat Yojna for people of the country for providing insurance cover of upto Rs 5 lakh. He said that as many as 50 crore people had been covered under this scheme, which was ensuring that the poor patients were not deprived of specialised health care facilities due to need of money.
Chief Minister announced to increase the nazrana for palanquins (palkis) of four deities from Rs 11 thousand to Rs 21 thousand.
Earlier, the Chief Minister opened new Irrigation and Public Health Sub Division at Dadhau. This would benefit about 50,000 people of twenty-three panchayats of the area and would have four sections of Dadhau, Renuka ji, Parada and Giri Nagar.
He also inaugurated water supply scheme to Sirguldhar and some villages of Nahan tehsil constructed with an amount of Rs 3.60 crore.
This scheme would cover 46 habitats of four panchayats of the area.
Chief Minister also launched the ‘Polythene Free Sirmour Scheme’, an initiative of the district administration to make Sirmour district polythene free. He also launched "Kinkri Devi Paryavaran Purskar Yojna".
He also thanked the Chief Minister for according priority in matter of development for Sirmour district.
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