Addressing a public meeting at Massal village in Nagrota Bagwan, after laying the foundation stone of the Government Engineering College on Saturday, chief minister Virbhadra Singh said state has witnessed a revolution by achieving the literacy rate of 82.80%.
He claimed, "Himachal has made significant strides in the fields of human resource development, health and demographic indicators, and literacy rates shows significant improvement in past few years."
At the event, he announced to open tehsil welfare office and irrigation and public health division office in Nagrota, primary health center at Jheen, science block at Seera Thana, Balugaloa, Baroh.
Local member of legislative assembly and transport minister GS Bali apprised chief minister of various demands of the local people.
Earlier, Singh laid the foundation stone of two drinking water supply augmentation schemes for Nagrota town and Changar area. He also inaugurated a bridge over Plora Khhad on Chughera to Kandi road.
Irrigation and public health minister Vidya Stokes and state Youth Congress chief Vikramaditya Singh was also present on the occasion.
CM reprimanded Bali's supporter
Enraged by the slogans raised by some youths demanding parliament's ticket for RS Bali, son of transport minister GS Bali, Virbhadra reprimanded them while his son Vikramaditya Singh was addressing the gathering.
"It a speech is going on, one should keep silent. Now you should not repeat this," said Virbhadra.
The public meeting also brought to fore the fissure in the congress party as most of chief minister's loyalists including urban development minister stayed away from the programme.