Story of Himachal – From B.C. to A.D. – V

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1971 A.D. – On January, 25 1971 Prime Minister of Indira Gandhi on the Girija Maidan (The Ridge) in Shimla, inaugurated the Himachal Pradesh as the 18th state of Union of India. AND Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission and Himachal Pradesh High Court also founded at Shimla. AND In April, 1971, Himachal Pradesh Electricity Board was established.

1972 A.D. – On July 2, Prime Minister of India, Ms. Indira Gandhi and President of Pakistan Zulfikar Ali Bhutto signed the Shimla Agreement in the heritage building Barnes’ Court at Shimla.

AND On September 1, Hamirpur and Una districts were carved out of the Kangra District. Shimla and Mahasu were reorganized to Shimla and Solan District.

1974 A.D. –  On January 1, Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration was established at Fairlawns, Shimla.

AND On March 25, Himachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Ltd. was established.

AND On October 2, Himachal Pradesh Transport Corporation (HRTC) was established.

1977 A.D. – First Non- Congress Government heads by Sh. Shanta Kumar of Janta Party was formed in Himachal Pradesh.

AND On April 30, 1977 President Rule (under Article 356 of Constitution) was imposed for the first time in Himachal Pradesh.

1978 A.D. – Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Krishi Vishwavidyalya (CSKKV) Palampur (Agriculture University) was established.

AND On March 3, Ayurvedic Medical College was established at Paprola, District Kangra.

AND Shimla Municipal Corporation (only Municipal Corporation in H.P.) was founded.

AND Solan District Industrial Centre was established.

1981 A.D. – On May 2, Dr. Y.S. Parmar first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh passed away.

AND  Petterhoff (The former residence of the Viceroy of India & the high Court of Punjab was gutted in fire).

1983 A.D. – Office of Lokayukta founded in Himachal Pradesh, T.V.R. Tatachari became first Lokayukta of Himachal Pradesh.

1985 A.D. –  Snowdon Hospital was renamed as Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla.

AND Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry was founded at Nauni, District Solan.

1986 A.D. – Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal was established under the Chairmanship of Justice Hira Singh.

1986 A.D. – Himachal Pradesh Administrative Tribunal was established. The first Chairmanship was Justice Hira Singh.

1989 A.D. – River Rafting was introduced in Himachal Pradesh.

1990 A.D. – On August 15 1990, the Antodya

1991 A.D. – On January 11, 1991, 14 km long Nangal – Una broad-gauge railway line was inaugurated by the then Railway Minster Janeshwar Mishra .

AND On August 5, Smt. Leela Seth became the first woman Chief Justice of High Court (H.P.) in India.

1992 A.D. – First BJP Government in Himachal Pradesh headed by Sh. Shanta Kumar was dissolved under Article 356 of Indian Constitution and President Rule was imposed in the state for the second time.

1993 A.D. – Dicky Dolma of District Kullu became the youngest girl in the World to scale the Mt. Everest (8848 m).

1994 A.D – First Himachal Pradesh State Finance Commission was constituted on April 23.

1998 A.D. – Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Board was established at Hamirpur. The first Chairman of HPSSSB was K.C. Malhotra.

1999 A.D. – Cricketer Rajiv Nayyar of Himachal Pradesh made the World Record by staying at the batting crease for 16 hours and 57 minutes. AND On August 15, Paramvir Chakra (the Highest Wartime Gallantry Award of India) was awarded to Captain Vikram Batra (posthumously) and Rifleman Sanjay Kumar for their courage and bravery in the Kargil War (code named Operation Vijay).

1999 – 2000 A.D. – National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (Rasthriya Krishi Bima Yojna) came into force in H.P.

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