Education Minister expresses gratitude for release of Rs. 443.18 crore to HP under Samagra Shiksha

  • Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj expressed gratitude towards Centre Government for releasing a total of Rs. 443.18 crore to Himachal Pradesh under Samagra Shiksha till date for overall development of education sector in the state.
  • The amount has been released by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for provision of free uniform to 4,59,890 students, free text books to 2,98,203 students, composite school grant to 15,414 schools, setting up libraries in 15,399 Schools, ICT and digital initiatives in 55 schools.


State Government to develop Shiv Dham in Mandi town: CM

  • The state government was contemplating to develop a Shiv Dham in Mandi town to make Choti Kashi Mandi an added attraction for tourists.
  • Chief Minister said that the idea of the state government was to create replica of the twelve Jyothirlinga viz. Somnath in Gir Somnath, Gujarat, Mallikarjuna in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Vishwanath in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh,  Trimbakeshwar in Nashik, Maharashtra, Vaidyanath in Parli, Maharashtra, Nageshvara in Dwarka, Gujarat, Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar in Aurangabad, Maharashtra