Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed his gratitude towards the people of the state for their cooperation during the last one year for the all-round and equitable development of the state. He said the one year's tenure of the present state government has been very successful and full of achievements and it is a matter of great satisfaction that government has succeeded in working as per the aspirations of the people.The Chief Minister said that his government has made all best efforts to benefit every section of the society by launching various new welfare schemes. The new schemes like Himachal Grihini Suvidha Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Savavlamban Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Chikitsa Kosh, various irrigation, horticulture and agriculture sectors launched by the state government have started showing results. The Jan Manch programme initiated by the government has proved to a boon for the common man in redressing their complaints and demands immediately at their door-steps. Similarly, the decision of the state government to reduce age limit for getting old age pension beyond any income limit from 80 years to 70 years has benefitted more than one lakh people in the state.He said that he has covered 63 Assembly Constituencies of the state in this short period, which has helped him to interact directly with the masses and taking their feedback for further developmental policies and schemes. It is with the active cooperation and support of the people of the state that Himachal Pradesh has scaled the new heights of development in most of the sectors for which it has been recognised at the national level. He expressed hope that in the coming few years Himachal Pradesh would emerge as the model state for rest of the country.Jai Ram Thakur also thanked the Government of India, especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing financial assistance of crores of rupees for various developmental projects in the state.