PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS in Bilaspur district, Himachal Pradesh

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Kothipura in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on 6 October.

Important facts

  • Spread over an area of 247 acres, this Rs 1,471 crore 750 bedded premier medical institution will provide super specialty medical treatment to the people of the area.

  • The PM also inaugurated 140 crore Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla in Bilaspur.

  • He also laid the foundation stone of Rs.350 crore medical devices park to be set up under the Nalagarh and Pinjore-Nalagarh four-lane road project to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,692 crore under Bharat Mala project.

  • The PM also participated in Kullu Dussehra celebrations at Dhalpur Ground in Kullu.

Kullu Dussehra in Himachal Pradesh 

  • Dussehra is world famous in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh.

  • The specialty of Kullu Dussehra is the chariot procession of Lord Raghunath.

  • The week-long Kullu Dussehra has traditionally been a majestic festival.

  • It signifies the victory of good over evil.

  • According to legends, Kullu was ruled by Raja Jagat Singh in the 16th century.

  • The king was told that someone named Durgadatta had beautiful white pearls and that the king wanted pearls.

  • Durgadatta tried to convince the king that he did not have pearls, the king did not believe him.

  • Durgadutt set himself on fire along with his family and cursed the king.

  • The king felt guilty and on the advice of a learned Brahmin went to the shelter of Lord Raghunath.

  • Raja Jagan Singh started organizing the Kullu Dussehra festival.

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