Thu, 19 Jan 2017-09:21pm , Dharamsala , ANI
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday declared Dharamshala, situated in the snow-capped Dhauladhar range, the second capital of Himachal Pradesh. Camping at Dharamshala these days during the second week of his annual winter sojourn, he made this declaration which said that the State government was mulling over declaring Dharamshala as Winter Capital of the State for two months in a year.
He said that Dharamshala had a significance and history of its own and fully deserved to be the second capital of the state. He said that Dharamshala held a special importance and value to the lower areas of Himachal Pradesh including Kangra, Chamba, Hamirpur and Una districts.
The people of these areas would now be benefitted of this special status and they would not have to travel to longer distance for their works. The Chief Minister further said that Dharamshala was the home of His Highness, the Dalai Lama and attracted the people across the world. Prominent personalities of the world visited this hilly town throughout the year.