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Chief Minister unveiling the statue of Dr. Y.S. Parmar at University campus
Chief Minister unveiling the statue of Dr. Y.S. Parmar at University campus

Shimla, January 24, 2015 (Online News India): Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today unveiled the statue of Dr. Y.S. Parmar, the first Chief Minister of the State in the premises of H.P. University, Summer Hill, Shimla.

Presiding over a function organized in the auditorium of the University on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the State Government had given top priority to education sector as education was the bedrock of a developed society. As many as 16 government degree colleges had been opened by the present Government in last two years besides opening and upgrading hundreds of schools. The preference had been given in opening the educational institutes in the rural and far flung areas so that youth of these areas could be benefited with quality education.

Chief Minister said that H.P. University was amongst the leading Universities of the country which had produced various brilliant brains in different disciplines. He gave a clarion call to the faculty members and students to maintain the dignity and decorum of this prestigious institute.

He honoured Sunil Dutt Gautam and Sheetla Devi Gautam who have prepared the statue of Dr. Parmar. Dr. Rajender Attri, Lecturer in Political Science who is presently posted at RKMV Shimla presented his book on Dr. Y.S.  Parmar  to the Chief Minister.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil, Vice Chairman, Forest Development Corporation Kewal Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman, HPTDC and Member of the Executive Council of H.P. University Harish Janaratha, Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Rajender Singh Chauhan and other senior faculty members and students of the University were present on the occasion.

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