Conceding the long-standing demand of Chail and adjoining panchayats, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Wednesday said his government would take up the issue of excluding Chail area from wildlife sanctuary for its speedy and balanced development.
Presiding over the 89th annual day function of Rashtriya Military School at Chail in Kandaghat sub-division of the district, Singh said his government would make available the additional land required by the Military School for expansion of its campus, however, the Chail Cricket Ground would remain with the state government.
He said owing to certain condition being imposed on sanctuary area residents, Chail citizens were facing difficulties in carrying out different developmental activities and his government would consider excluding it from the same in the large interest of the people of the region.
The CM said the cadets must keep in mind that in today's highly competitive world, competence matters more than anything else. “The students must tone up their thinking and communication skills and should show single-minded devotion to studies without losing sight of their aim,” he said.
While trying to keep up the tradition, the school had made bold forays into the contemporary teaching profession and adopted cutting edge technology like class-room automation and language lab to bring about a qualitative improvement in the teaching-learning process, along with strict insistence on discipline, aimed at helping the cadets grow mentally, emotionally and ethically in the finest tradition of public school education.
The CM said Rashtriya Military School, Chail had a long cherished history and high traditions and many of the cadets had walked out of its hallowed portals to occupy high echelons of service in the armed forces and other walks of life.
“I am greatly elated to witness the cultural show and the one-act comedy which is a delightful display of your creative abilities and aesthetic standards” he said.
Later, he also visited the exhibition that displayed the scientific models, woodwork and paintings of the students and gave away the prizes to the cadets who excelled in academics and other co-curricular activities.
Cadet Shivam Singh, the school Captain, was adjudged as the best cadet of the school. Nalanda House was declared as the champion house followed by Ujjain House as the runner-up.
Earlier, Lt. Col Vineet Ohri, principal of the school, welcomed the chief minister. He placed the annual report of the school before the assembly and also the feat the cadets had achieved.
Social justice and empowerment minister, Dhani Ram Shandil, Major General GoC sub-area Ambala, Amritpal Singh, MLA Lahaul and Spiti Ravi Thakur, Col Mahesh Singh officiating station commander, Shimla, Col GS Mann and others were also present on the occasion.