Deoghar: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the month-long Shravani Mela at Dumma here during which he prayed to Lord Shiva to shower his blessings on the 3.25 crore people of the state. Addressing the people on the occasion he said that Deoghar is known as the cultural capital which could not have been possible without the presence of Lord Shiva and it was due to his blessings that Jharkhand was moving ahead to become a developed state.
He said that in the manner in which the cleanliness at Kumbh Mela was appreciated across the world and brought honour to Prayagraj similar standard should be maintained in Deoghar so that people across the world can talk about the cleanliness and politeness of the city. He called upon the people of Deoghar, Social and political organizations to play their role and lauded the role of the people and the district administration who are serving the devotees.
Mr Das said that for one month the district administration will look after the well being of devotees which will also help to enhance the image of the city. The Chief Minister said that the state government was taking all possible steps to develop Deoghar as a world-class tourist attraction.
He said that with an investment of Rs 40 crore que complex has been built up and soon Prasad Yojana will be started and said that the central government has already given its approval for building the Ravindra Bhawan in Deoghar. He said schemes for food craft industry is also on so that the area develops in the hotel management sector.
Mr Das said that the tourism spots in and around Deoghar will be developed so that they further improve the economy of the state and the country and also create direct and indirect employment.
He said that post the construction of airport and AIIMS a new image of Deoghar will be before the people. Tourism Minister Amar Kumar Bauri said that after the formation of Shrine board across the world talks over arrangements in Deoghar was taking place. He said that the state government was taking care of devotees and was committed to providing them with the best possible facilities.
Earlier the Chief Minister also flagged off the bike ambulance service under which five bikes have been deployed for the needy devotees. Those who also graced the occasion included Welfare Minister Louis Marandi, Agriculture Minister Randhir Singh, Labour Minister Raj Paliwar and other senior administrative and police officials.