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| Last Updated:23/05/2020

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Stone for planetarium near Shoghi laid

 Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the Primary Health Centre at Totu and laid the foundation stone of the Rs 11-crore Science Learning Centre (Planetarium) at Anandpur in Shoghi today.

He also laid the foundation stone of Sabzi Mandi at Totu to be constructed with an outlay of Rs 5.50 crore in two different phases.

Besides, he also inaugurated the Rs 20.15-lakh ayurvedic dispensary building and laid the stone of Ambedkar Bhawan at Shoghi in gram panchayat Jalel, which would cost
Rs 20.67 lakh.

He said the proposed Remote Sensing Centre to be constructed under the planetarium would help in analysing the nature of glaciers, floods, rivers, The Science Learning Centre would also have a science museum, bio-diversity park and modern laboratories besides a corner projecting the culture and traditions of the state and would be opened for tourists as well, he added.

The CM also inaugurated the road from Chauri Ki Ghati to Charauu and also flagged a bus on the route.

Addressing the gathering of the closing ceremony of Under-19 Zonal School’s tournament at Shoghi in his home segment of Shimla rural, Virbhadra Singh said: “Sports play an important role in shaping the personality of an individual and instils in them a sense of discipline, decorum and responsibility towards the society. The state is trying to provide state-of-the-art education facilities to students near their homes.”

The CM said the government had upgraded and opened as many as 695 schools and 14 new degree colleges in the present tenure.

Besides, the move was taken to facilitate girl students who had outnumbered boys in these colleges and would construct hostels in colleges in far-flung areas of the state.

He said 7,500 meritorious student of Class 10 and 12 were given net books under the Rajiv Gandhi Digital Yojana.

He distributed prizes to students and announced a sum of Rs 20,000 for cultural activities on the occasion.a