Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today visited Sri Badrika Ashram in Shalamu village in Karganoo area of district Sirmour.Chief Minister said that Sri Badrika Ashram cum Charitable and Social Welfare Society was doing a commendable work towards serving the community at large and villages surrounding the Ashram. He said that such Ashrams were very vital for a happy and healthy society.Jai Ram Thakur said that we must uphold our traditions and values as ultimately, they provide us true contentment and peace. He said that the Covid-19 pandemic has made us realize that despite of all the worldly luxuries, the most vital thing was family support. He said that Dev Bhoomi Himachal was blessed to have such an Ashram in the State.
Chief Minister assured that the road leading to this Ashram would be developed and maintained as this would benefit residents of several villages of the area. He announced upgradation of Primary School Shalamu to Middle school.Chief Minister also inaugurated ‘Dhayan Yog Kaksh’ in the Ashram on the occasion.Chief Minister honoured meritorious students Kavita and Sheetal. Om Swami welcomed the Chief Minister in the Ashram.Wife of Chief Minister and Chairperson HP Red Cross Hospital Welfare Society Dr. Sadhna Thakur also provided sewing machines to five girls on behalf of the Ashram. MP and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, MLA Pachhad Reena Kashyap, Chairman Agriculture Marketing Board Baldev Bhandari, Deputy Commissioner Sirmour R.K. Gautam, SP Omapati Jamwal were present on the occasion among others.