Sham dedicates GHS, HSC to Dhok Khalsa people
AKHNOOR: Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Sharma on Sunday called upon the youth to be equally conscious of their duties along with rights for a better world to live in.
“Everyone must discharge his duties with utmost sincerity and devotion to create a healthy and prosperous society”, the minister maintained.
The minister was addressing a large gathering after inaugurating a Government High School (GHS) and Health Sub Centre (HSC) under Rashtriya Madmik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) respectively. The GHS building has been constructed at a cost of Rs.40 lakh and Health Sub Centre constructed at a cost of Rs. 62 lakh by PWD (R&B) agency, it includes OPD, immunisation/dispensary section, toilet block and residential quarter.
Listing the steps initiated to strengthen the education network in Akhnoor Tehsil, the minister said over the past 5-6 years the government has opened number of primary schools in every hamlet to promote the literacy rate, especially among the girls. He said that a large number of schools have been upgraded from middle to high and higher secondary schools to provide education to the students of far-flung areas.
Later, the minister also laid foundation stone of Rs. 30 lakh tube well at Chak Kirpal in Akhnoor Constituency.
The minister said that after the commissioning of the tubewell, a population of 5,000 souls of the Chak Kirpalpur and its adjoining areas would be benefitted. He asked the PHE authorities to lay drinking water supply pipes in the uncovered areas and urged the people to use drinking water judiciously because due to global warming the ground water table is decreasing day by day.
The minister also attended a function of wrestling (Dangal) competition at Jourian organised by the Jourian Dangal Committee.
Chief Engr PHE Sushil Aima, Chief Medical Officer Jammu, SDM Akhnoor, Executive Engineer PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, R&B, Ground Water, Sectoral officers besides Panchs, Sarpanchs, prominent persons of the area were present on the occasion.