Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced Makar Sakranti festival of Brijeshwari Dham as district level festival. He was the chief guest in Silver Jubilee function of Brahmin Kalyan Parishad in district Kangra, today. He also directed district administration to complete the formalities of lease deed for construction of Parshuram building. He also announced to provide Rs. 21 lakh for the construction of Brahmin Kalyan building in Kangra.Chief Minister said that social organisations play a vital role in conservation of culture and traditions. He said that social organisations work towards the welfare of the public through various mediums. He said that discipline and unity were important for social solidarity. He said that the State was developing as religious tourism destination.Jai Ram Thakur said that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Centre Government had enacted Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 for minorities of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh residing in the country. With the abrogation of Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir the country has now strengthened.
Earlier, Former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar said that India has always believed in ideology of 'Vasudev Kutumbkam.' He said that awareness was important to shun away social evils from the society. He said that for development of the country and society, all sections of the society must work in close coordination.President, International Brahmin Sabha, Pandit Sukhbir also expressed his views on the occasion and Secretary, Brahmin Kalyan Parishad, Gautam Vyathit detailed about the activities of the Parishad.Earlier, President, Brahmin Kalyan Parishad, Ved Prakash Sharma welcomed the chief guest and detailed about the upcoming programmes of the Brahmin Kalyan Parishad.Urban Development Minister Sarveen Chaudhary, Health and Family Welfare Minister Vipin Singh Parmar, MLAs Rakesh Pathania, Mulkh Raj Premi, Arun Mehra, Vishal Nehria, Chairman KCCB Dr. Rajiv Bhardwaj, Vice Chairman GIC Manohar Dhiman, former MLAs Praveen Sharma, Sanjay Chaudhary, Surender Kaku, Deputy Commissioner Kangra Rakesh Prajapati, Chairman Basketball Association Munish Sharma and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.