S.R. Harnot, Convener, Himalaya Sahitya Manch and Rajendra Rajan, Editor Iravati today called on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and expressed their concern over the non-implementation of the announcements made by him on 31st March last for the welfare of writer’s community.
In a reminder request letter given to Chief Minister, Harnot and Rajan urged CM to direct the concerned departments to implement the various announcements made by him at the Literary Meet. They regretted that even after the lapse of about four months, the writers home building at Dharamsala has not been restored to the writers’ community of the State. The other announcements such as opening of other Sanskriti Sadans, free travel in HRTC buses for the celebrity writers, bulk purchase of books and restoration of State and Academy awards for the last over decade have also not seen the light of the day.
Chief Minister assured to look into the concern raised by Harnot and initiate action for the non-implementation of his announcements.
Harnot and Rajan also called on Chief Secretary Sudript Roy and urged him to vacate the writers’ home building at Dharamsala from the Central University. On their demand, chief Secretary assured to accord top priority for restoring the entire closed writers home in the State. He also assured that to hold a meeting of the departmental officers’ concerned departments with the representatives of writers’ community to solve the issues related to writers.