Shimla: While addressing virtual rally of BJP Mandal, Dharamshala from Shimla today, CM Jai Ram Thakur said that the COVID-19 has posed a big challenge world over and India is fortunate that it has a strong and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tackle the menace of coronavirus in the country effectively. He said that in 15 most affected countries of the world with a total population of 142 crore have reported 4.23 lakh deaths whereas in India with a population of 135 crore have reported about 8300 deaths.
Chief Minister said that in Himachal Pradesh number of corona patients have increased manifold as about 1.95 lakh persons of the State were brought from various parts of the country. He said that the first case of corona in Himachal Pradesh was reported from Dharamshala. He said that the people of city rose to the occasion and strongly followed the guidelines of the Centre and State Government.There was no need to worry as all the people coming from other States were kept either institutional quarantine or home quarantine.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the recovery rate of the State is very good and State Government had made elaborate arrangements to tackle the situation. He said that there were adequate PPE Kits, masks etc.Chief Minister said that a Cabinet Sub Committee and Task Force had been constituted to revive the State economy. He said that MNREGA activities have been started in rural areas and work on projects of PWD, Jal Shakti Vibhag had been restored. He said that development of Dharamshala area was on priority agenda of the State Government and work to make it Smart City would be expedited.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Global Investors’ Meet was organized at Dharamshala where leading entrepreneurs of the National and International levels participated which gave new recognition to this city at the international level. He said that five years of tenure of previous Congress Government was wasted in saving their leaders from various corruption cases. He said that in the recruitment of Patwaris H.P. High Court has given clean chit to the present State Government.President BJP Mandal Dharamshala Chander Bhushan Nag presented vote of thanks.MP Rajya Sabha Indu Goswami, MLA Dharamsala Vishal Nehriya and other leaders were also present at Dharamshala .