Unity of mankind is need of the hour: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 30 Dec 2017 10:50:33


 

Staff Reporter,

RAIPUR,


Rs 650 crore set apart for drought-hit farmers

Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Friday said that unity of mankind is the need of the hour. Great social reformer Guru Baba Ghasidas was the first to give this message to the entire human race. He made life-long efforts to unite mankind. Dr Raman Singh was addressing the concluding ceremony of state-level ‘Panthi Dance competition’ held in connection with the Guru Ghasidas Jayanti at Nawagarh in district Bemetara. He performed ‘pooja-archana’ of the Guru Baba Ghasidas and paid obeisance at Jaitkham.
Chief Minister distributed domestic gas connections to several women as a part of the Prime Minister ‘Ujjwala’ scheme. He also gave away relief materials to many beneficiaries under the several social welfare schemes of the state government. Dr Raman Singh said that the State Government had been providing several welfare projects to the last person in the remote village following the ideals of Baba Guru Ghasidas.


Dr Raman Singh revealed that 18,000 houses in Nawagarh region will be connected with electricity connections under the Prime Minister ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. Chief Minister said that Rs 650 crore had been set apart for the welfare of farmers in the drought-affected districts of the state. He instructed the top district officers to conduct a survey and provide financial assistance to the distressed farmers under the Prime Minister Crops’ Insurance scheme. ‘Nal-Jal’ project also will be launched in the district soon.


Chief Minister said that Baba Ghasidas had shown the way to walk on the path of truth and non-violence. Baba had also preached gender equality and significance of education to the masses. The ‘Panthi’ songs and ‘panthi’ dances attract one and all. Chief Minister said that audience at the Sri Sri Ravishankar International Conference which was organized at New Delhi, enjoyed the Panthi dance forms immensely. Dr Raman Singh said that the birth place of Baba ‘Ghiraudpuri’ had been developed. Satnami Samaj is racing a head in all fields of development. The samaj had contributed immensely in the rapid progress of Chhattisgarh.


Dr Raman Singh said that the state government had been developing Nawagarh at a rapid pace. The poor citizens will get electricity connections free of cost soon. He distributed awards to the winners of ‘Panthi’ dance competition. Assembly Speaker Gaurishankar Agrawal, Tourism and Culture Minister Dayaldas Baghel, Food Minister Punnulal Mohale and several people’s representatives were also present.