Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh visited Governor House and greeted Governor Urmila Singh on auspicious occasion of Deepawali.
Earlier, Virbhadra Singh also visited ‘Balika Ashram’, Mashobra on the occasion of Diwali and distributed sweets and fire crackers to the inmates. He wished happy Diwali greetings to them and said that Government was committed to provide best possible facilities to all the government run Ashrams in the State.
Virbhadra Singh said that a new building of ‘Balika Ashram’ would be constructed to provide better housing facilities to the destitute and orphan girl child. He asked the children to devote their maximum time and energy towards their studies in order to excel in their lives.
Chief Minister said that Old Age Home would be constructed at Mashobra as it is a sunny site and a Primary Health Centre is also nearby. He said that at IGMC Shimla where the construction work had been started for Old Age Home and the land was developed would be utilized for construction of ‘Sarai Bhawan’.
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Col. Dhani Ram Shandil, Additional Chief Secretary Shri P.C. Kapoor, Deputy Commissioner Shimla Shri Dinesh Malhotra and Director, Women and Child Development Ms. Madhu Bala were present at Balika Ashram, Mashobra.
Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur, Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Nand Lal, Inder Dutt Lakhanpal and Vinay Kumar, MLAs Balbir Verma, Mohan Lal Brakta and Anirudh Singh, Chairman, Pollution Control Board Kuldeep Pathania, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board G.R. Musafir, Vice Chairman, State Water Board Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, Chairman, Zila Parishad Shimla Chandreshwar Sharma, Vice Chancellor, HPU, Prof. ADN Bajpai, OSD to Chief Minister Amitpal Singh, Advisor to Chief Minister T.G. Negi, Principal Secretary, Law Chirag Bhanu, Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister Subhash Ahluwalia, CEO, HIMURJA Kanwar Bhanu Pratap Singh, Director, I&PR Rajender Singh, Director Industries Mohan Chauhan, Superintendent of Police Abhishek Dullar, former Chief Secretary Kanwar Shamsher Singh, President, H.P. NGO Federation Surender Mankotia, senior officers and prominent persons greeted the Chief Minister and Member Parliament Pratibha Singh on the occasion of Deepawali.