Saturday, 21 January 2017

Dharamsala declared second capital of Himachal Pradesh


DHARAMSHALA'S BEAUTY UNBEATABLE

Dharamsala, a city in Himachal's Kangra district has been declared as the second capital of the state by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday. Singh said the city fully deserved the status because of its history and significance. 


According to The Tribue, the chief minister belives that Dharmsala holds special importance and value in lower areas of the state like Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra and Una districts. He also highlighted the importance of the city, saying it attracted people from across the world. He added that tourism had changed the town’s fortune.

Dharamsala is a city in Himachal’s Kangra district. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. It was selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi’s flagship Smart Cities Mission. Dharamshala has held 12 Winter Sessions of the state Assembly.

  
The Dalai Lama’s residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamsala.
The chief minister said the city held special importance and value in lower areas of the state like Chamba, Hamirpur, Kangra and Una districts. Dharamsala is located in Himachal’s Dhauladhar range.
Singh highlighted the importance of the city, saying it attracted people from across the world. He added that tourism had changed the town’s fortune.
Politically, too, Dharamshala comes next to Shimla in the state. “A full-fledged Winter Session of the Vidhan Sabha was held for the first time outside Shimla in December 2005,” said Singh. Dharamshala has held 12 Winter Sessions of the state Assembly.