The central government plans to provide 4G internet facilities at all state-run schools in the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency, which comprises Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur and part of Kangra and Una districts, as part of its 'Digital India' programme.
Addressing a function here on Sunday, Hamirpur MP Anurag Thakur said the move would be a "befitting tribute" to female school students who had achieved excellent results in the recently held examinations.
"Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme all areas in the country will be provided with digital broadband," he added.
He accused the Congress party-led state government of stalling the pace of development in the state. Referring to the demand by scribes for more cricket facilities in the area, he said the cricket stadium in Amtar (Nadaun) in the district would be expanded and upgraded. "This stadium has been organising Ranji trophy, fifty-fifty over and 20-20 over matches with huge success."
Thakur said he would discuss the issue of organising national sports competitions in Himachal with the Indian Olympic Association "in view of the good sports facilities available" in the state.
"Two synthetic tracks have been laid in Hamirpur and Dharamsala, which will give athletics in the state a big boost. National athletes like Om Parkash Marhana, the country's top shot putter, have been practicing on the Hamirpur tracks," he added.