Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday announced the upgradation of the Community Health Centre in his constituency located in the interiors of Mandi district.
He announced the upgradation of the Community Health Centre Bag said to a Civil Hospital on his first visit there after taking charge in the state.
Accompanied by his wife and his cabinet colleague Mahinder Singh, Thakur was given a rousing reception on visiting his home constituency Seraj.
Donning traditional attire and playing and dancing to the tunes of traditional folk music, locals welcomed their leader.
Addressing public meetings en route, Thakur said the people of Mandi were demanding for long that the Chief Minister should belong to this district. It was after a long wait that their dream had been realised.
Thakur is the first Chief Minister from Mandi, the second biggest district in Himachal after Kangra. In the last assembly elections, the BJP won nine out of the 10 assembly seats in Mandi.
Earlier Chief Ministers of Himachal have hailed from Shimla, Kangra and Sirmaur districts.
The Chief Minister said he used to travel nine km from his Tandi village to Bagsaid for education.