Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar – Founder of Himachal Pradesh


Yashwant Singh was an Indian politician. He was a leader of the Indian National Congress and the first Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh state. Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar was born on August 4th, 1906 in a small village called Chanhalag in tehsil Pachhad of Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh.

Political Career 

Yashwant Singh Parmar was then chief minister of Himachal Pradesh from 8 March 1952 to 31 Oct 1956. On November 1st Parmar had to step down, as Himachal Pradesh become a Union Territory and was placed under the administrator designated as of Lt. Governor. He again becomes a chief minister of Himachal Pradesh on 1 July 1963 and he was in office till 28 Jan 1977.

This is the hallmark of that era man, yogi, philosopher and visionary, who has done good to the hills, less literate and people struggling with geographical conditions, not only did he show dreams of development, but also weaved his entire fabric and made him move on to the future. It was Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar, Himachal producer who, despite having LLB and Ph.D., did not covet wealth or higher positions. Rather, he has given the pride of being a Phari to all the people of the state, Parmar was not only the pioneer and the first Chief Minister of Himachal politics, he was more than a politician and a publicist and philosopher, The natural resources on which the state is today, including the expansion of agro-horticulture to forestry, He had this vision of the future.

He had a clear vision about education and health, to which his later governments paid full attention, Whereas with industrialization, he was also on the pace of development. In the same way, he also saw the path of prosperity from animal husbandry, for which efforts were made during his time, and he was an example of the folk culture and culture of the Phari, for which he did not work only, but lived a life of traditional and simplicity.

There will be no greater proof of the honesty and political life of Yashwant Singh Parmar, that even in his last time, he had 563 rupees 30 paise in his bank account. Even after becoming the Chief Minister, he did not build any house, did not buy any vehicle, did not employ any person or relative of his family and when he was not the Chief Minister, he used to travel in a normal bus.