Baba Saheb’s contribution towards upliftment of weaker sections is unforgettable: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 May 2017 10:42:13


The Hitavada State Bureau,

Rajnandgaon/Raipur,

Addressing the august gathering at the state level function being held to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and launching of Digi Dhan Mela in Rajnandgaon today, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that the unforgettable contribution of Baba Saheb in upliftment of the weaker sections of society, will be remembered forever. Offering a humble tribute to Baba Saheb, the Chief Minister said that today is the day to take inspiration from Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and take a resolve to follow the path shown by him.


Baba Saheb showed the path to expand in every field including education while moving forward towards constitution of an organised society. Baba Saheb had stated that it is only the educated class who can provide leadership to the society. Baba Saheb encouraged the weaker sections not only to move forward, but also gave them the rights in the Constitution.


Tribal Development Minister Kedar Kashyap presided over the function. Large numbers of public representatives including Rajnandgaon MP Abhishek Singh were present on this occasion. The ceremony was organised at Padama Shri Govind Ram Nirmalkar Auditorium in Rajnandgaon.


On the occasion the Chief Minister announced a grant of Rs 20 lakhs for completion of the Ambedkar cultural building at Rajnandgaon. Earlier, an amount of Rs 30 lakhs was sanctioned for this building. He said a boundary wall will also be constructed around the building. The Chief Minister also announced establishment of a life-size metal statue of Baba Saheb at Dongargarh. He also announced that a member of the Buddhist Society will be included as Member in Chhattisgarh State Minorities Commission. On this occasion, the Chief Minister honored folk singer Kavita Wasnik and international hockey player Renuka Yadav apart from other talents who received specific achievements in various fields. The Chief Minister awarded Renuka Yadav with a check of Rs 1 lakh for her contribution in the field of hockey.


The Chief Minister said that Baba Saheb who was born in an humble household but through his sheer determination and struggle took his degree from the world’s largest university and gave his lifetime in the struggle of awakening self-respect among the weaker sections of society and bring them into the mainstream of society. All possible efforts are being made by state government towards socio-economic development of Scheduled Tribes, Scheduled Castes and Weaker sections. As long as the person of the last line of society will not be associated with the mainstream of development, Chhattisgarh will not be developed.


The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is realising the dreams of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. Schemes like Jan Dhan Yojna, Ujjwala Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Housing Yojna are schemes that bring positive change in the life of the poor. Referring to the efforts of state government, the Chief Minister said that Prayaas schools have been established for SC/ST, where they are given two years coaching for cracking competitive examinations. Today hundreds of children who passed out from Prayaas are studying in pretigious medical and engineering colleges, IITs and other prestigious academic institutions of the country. He greeted all the people with Ambedkar Jayanti.


Dr Singh while addressing the august gather at Digi Dhan Mela said Chhattisgarh has taken several steps in digital transactions. In the near future, 45 lakh smart phones will be distributed among the people under Sky Scheme. This smart phone will also have information on state government plans along with different 32 types of applications. To provide better connectivity in the state, 1600 towers will be installed. Work on Bastar Net project has also been started.


Present on the occasion, Tribal Development Minister Kedar Kashyap, Rajnandgaon MP Abhishek Singh, Rajnandgaon Mayor Madhusudan Yadav, Vice Chairman of 20-Point Programme Implementation Committee Khubchand Parakh, Chhattisgarh State Warehousing Corporation Chairman Neelu Sharma, Chhattisgarh Social Welfare Board Chairperson Shobha Soni, former Minister Lilaram Bhojwani, former Mayor Ashok Sharma and large number of other public representatives and dignitaries were present on the occasion.