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Gumla (By our correspondent): Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that culture was the identity of the state and people should make all possible steps to protect and conserve it further. Addressing the people after inaugurating a programme in Badri village under Ghagra block of this district he said throughout his life late Karthik Oraon made efforts to keep the culture intact and the Jatra Mela organised at the spot is an indication of efforts made by him to protect culture and said that it is very important to make the future generations aware of the rich cultural heritage.
Mr. Das said that there was a need to make efforts to build a Jharkhand as per the dreams of Karthik Oraon where no one is illiterate and exploited. Elaborating on the life of the great leader he said that despite being foreign educated and an engineer he dedicated his life for the welfare of the tribals. He said that for the first time for the welfare of the tribals the tribal ministry has been formed. The Chief Minister said that the villages of the martyrs are being developed into model villages and through the tribal development council work was being done in the interest of the tribals and through ‘dakiya’ yojana the primitive tribes were getting the food grains at their homes while seats have been also reserved at the Raksha Shakti University for the tribals. Mr. Das said that Karthik Oraon had dreamt of a literate society and his dreams should be fulfilled by the youth of the state as education will bring understanding and honesty in the system.
He asked the youth to also focus on skill development and pointed that the government has set aside a sum of Rs 700 crore for the skill development and the youth can also take advantage of the various schemes of the central and the state government and asked the people to make sure that every child in Gumla district went to the school.
The Chief Minister said that soon the state government will have the correct status regarding the drought in the state and on November 18 in all the blocks of the district camps would be organised where people can take advantage of the Prime Minister crop insurance scheme. He said that the state government has at the moment sanctioned Rs 100 crore for drought relief measures and has also made arrangements to give 10 kilograms of food grains to the old aged under Annapurna Yojana and said that even the Mukhiyas have been provided Rs 10,000 in their accounts to tackle any adverse situation.
He said that in the last 67 years in Jharkhand power had reached in just 38 lakh homes butin the last four years power has been provided in another 30 lakh homes and those left over would be given connections by December end. Mr Das said that the women of the state are a symbol of power and it was due to their efforts that the state would be declared ODF on November 15 and in future the woman would be given machines and training so that they can stitch the school dresses for children.
Mr. Das lauded the performance of the children of the project high school and announced Rs 5,000 each for the 32 girls who had
performed in the state and also announced Rs 3 lakh for the organization for staging the event from the Chief Minister’s fund.