Himachal celebrates golden jubilee statehood day


Shimla : The Golden Jubilee celebrations on the occasion of 50 years of statehood of Himachal Pradesh were organised with great enthusiasm and fervor across the state today.

The state level function was held at the Ridge ground in Shimla while functions were also organised at all district headquarters to mark this special occasion.

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya was the chief guest of the state level function while Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was special guest on this occasion. National BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda and Union Minister of state for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur also graced the occasion.

The Chief Minister said today, per capita income of the state had reached over Rs 1,90,500 and  4118 health institutions were functioning against 587 in 1970-71.

The present state government had started Himcare scheme to benefit those people who were not covered under Ayushman Bharat Yojna of Central Government by providing medical cover up to rupees five lakh per year to five members of a family. Around 4.63 lakh families had been registered under this scheme and 1.33 lakh people had received cashless treatment amounting to Rs 131.33 crore. 

Theme song and Documentary Himachal Tab Aur Ab on the Golden Jubilee of the Statehood and a Coffee Table Book- Swaranim Himachal brought out by the Information and Public Relations Department were released on the occasion. A postage stamp on Golden Jubilee was also released on the occasion.