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