Chief minister Virbhadra Singh, who embarked on third phase of his winter sojourn in Kangra on Saturday, laid foundation stones and inaugurated projects worth `17.50 crore in Haripur-Guler of Dehra assembly segment in the district.
Addressing a public meeting at Haripur, the CM said that the chowgan in the town would be properly fenced with iron-cast railing on analogy of Chamba and Sujanpur Tihra chowgans and adequate funds would be made available to preserve it.
“I want that the traditional grounds be maintained at best of the level,” adding that Haripur- Guler was ancient heritage of hill-state and needed to be promoted along-with preserving the traditional architect and culture of the erstwhile princely states.
“There is also a need to preserve the temples of the area, which will be restored and renovated,” said Virbhadra.
The chief minister, who earlier inaugurated newly constructed building of Chander Dhar Guleri Government Degree College at Haripur Guler, said that it was quite a distance from the town and should have brought up some central place.
The chief minister also announced starting science classes in the college. He also inaugurated Government Senior Secondary High School at Muhal and science's block at Government Senior Secondary School Haripur and sub teshil office building in the town.
The CM also laid foundation stone of executive engineer PWD, Kala Manch building in Shaheed Bhuvnesh Dogra Stadium and CSD Canteen and Poly Clinic at Dehra.
He announced up-gradation of primary health centre, Haripur, and over half a dozen schools in the area. Jawalamukhi MLA Sanjay Rattan, Chairman OBC Welfare Board Chander Kumar and local Congress leader Rajender Singh Rana accompanied the chief minister on the occasion.