Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that providing quality education to the students at their door steps was the priority of the Government and primary schools would be opened also even for fewer students and according to the requirement in far flung areas. He said that Middle, High and Senior Secondary Schools would be opened according to number of students, requirement and norms and this condition could be relaxed in hard areas. He was addressing public meeting at Karyali of Sunni in Shimla district today.

Earlier, Chief Minister dedicated the building of Government Senior Secondary, Karyali constructed at a cost of Rs. 87.54 lakh. Chief Minister said that Special Category Status to the State was given during the Congress regime by the Centre Government. He said that State had received liberal financial assistance after getting Special Category Status which resulted in speedy development of the State adding that now Himachal was considered as model of development in the country.

Virbhadra Singh said that Himachal Pradesh has achieved new milestones of development. The achievements of the State in education sector were appreciable and special efforts have been made in enrolling and providing quality education to the students at their door steps. He said that most of the schools in the State have been opened during his tenure. He said that development has no boundaries and his Government was ensuring the overall development of the State without any discrimination.

Chief Minister announced for conducting survey of Karyali-Matyog road, starting Science and Commerce classes from next academic session at Government Senior Secondary School, Karyali and fencing and beautification of the school campus. He also announced to open primary schools at Gravon in Gram Panchayat Karyali, Palger and Matyog in Gram Panchayat Dharogara besides upgrading Primary School to Middle School at Tharu in Gram Panchayat Jalog, appointing dental doctor at Primary Health Centre, Jalog and opening veterinary dispensary at Karyali.

Virbhadra Singh said that Karyali was a large panchayat and it would be bifurcated according to demand of people of the panchayat before the next panchayat elections. He announced to give Rs. three lakh for constructing an inn at Bhimakali temple at Karyali.

Dharmila Harnote, Member, Zila Parishad, Mahender Stan, Chairman, Shimla-Kinnaur APMC, Pramod Sharma, BoD Member, State Industrial Development Corporation, Chander Shekhar, Member, Executive Council, Himachal Pradesh University, Mustaq Qureshi, Member WAQF Board, T.G. Negi, Advisor to Chief Minister, Sanjay Kumar, Director General of Police, Dinesh Malhotra, Deputy Commissioner, Abhishek Dullar, Superintendent of Police, senior officers and prominent persons of the area were also present on the occasion.