19/01/2017 8:46 PM IST | Updated 19/01/2017 9:43 PM IST

Dharamsala To Be Himachal's Winter Capital Soon

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the government has been mulling over it for a while.

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DHARAMSALA -- Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday declared Dharamsala, situated in the snow-capped Dhauladhar range, the second capital of Himachal Pradesh.

Camping at Dharamsala 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 Dharamsala as Winter Capital of the State for two months in a year.

He said that Dharamsala had a significance and history of its own and fully deserved to be the second capital of the state.

He said that Dharamsala 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 Dharamsala 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.

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