Rousing reception was given to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who along with his wife Dr. Sadhna Thakur paid first visit to his home constituency Seraj in district Mandi today. After landing at Mandi, the Chief Minister headed to Baakhli to pay obeisance to Mata Bagulamukhi along with his hundred supporters.Numerous welcome gates were erected en-route Pandoh and Janjheli, where people in their traditional attire, playing and dancing to the tunes of traditional folk music welcomed their leader.While addressing public meetings at Bagsaad and Kelodhar, Jai Ram Thakur said that on numerous occasions the people of Mandi were bereft of the Chief Ministers candidate. It was after a long wait the dream had been realised and this was due to the love and strong belief of the people in their leaders as a result of which the Congress party was completely wiped out of the entire district.He exhorted his supporters to be humble and gracious and thanked them for their unwavering faith and love. He said that he will be the same Jai Ram for the people of Seraj, but now as he was the Chief Minister of the State and have a bigger family adding that the people of Seraj will ever be in his heart and needs to respect whatever decision will be taken for the development of the area.
He was given a warm welcome at Kanda, Khanyaari, Saroa, Badda and few other places.While addressing the massive gathering at Bagsaid, the Chief Minister said that he was indebted to the people of Seraj who gave him full support to attain success. He said that even he never thought of the feat he had achieved, adding that he did his schooling from Bagsaid and has too many memories attached to this place. He said that he used to travel nine kilometres up and down from his village Tandi to Bagsaid for education and time has come to repay my people, but they have to keep patience.Making his first announcement in his home constituency on his first visit, the Chief Minister announced up-gradation of Community Health Centre (CHC) Bagsaid to civil hospital.IPH Minister Mahinder Singh Thakur, MLAs Jawahar Thakur and Vinod Kumar were also present on the occasion amongst others.