Latehar: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that participation of people is a must so that Mukhyamantri Sukanya Yojana becomes a success and each and every girl child in the state is covered under the scheme. Addressing an awareness programme here over the Sukanya Yojana he said the other prime reason behind the launch of the scheme is to ensure that female foeticide is stopped and in Indian culture in which women are worshipped as a goddess can realize its true meaning.
The Chief Minister said that in order to reduce the gap between boys and girls in the sex ratio Prime Minister Narendra Modi had given the slogan of Beti Padhao Beti Bachao from Panipat and the state government on the other hand coined the slogan of ‘Pehle Padhai Phir Bidai’ with the aim for the protection and well being of the girls. He said that the state government is committed to ensuring that it should stand with all the girls who hail from the ‘Antodaya’ family and those who are orphans right from the time of their birth to the time they are married.
Mr. Das said that the tribal society is far away from the female foeticide while on the other hand those who live in the urban areas through ultrasound are indulging in this social evil and asked the doctors not to indulge in such sins or else the state government
would take strict action against them in accordance with law. Describing women as the axis of development he said that too prevent them from smoke in the last 4 years 27 lakh gas cylinders and LPG stoves have been distributed while under the third phase which would commence from February 23, 15 lakh gas cylinders and gas stoves would be distributed among the women. He said that for the self-empowerment of the women in the 13 listed areas poultry federation would be formed within a month so that women can
stand on their feet.
Mr. Das said that Jharkhand was achieving new milestones every day in the area of development and efforts are being made to ensure that power water and healthcare services reach to each and every home. He said that under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana so far 16 lakh golden cards have been distributed in the state and in the next three months 57 lakh families would be supplied with the golden cards so that the poor can get best treatment facilities. The Chief Minister alleged that in the name of the tribals parties who claim to do politics in their name have looted the maximum land in the state and have made tribals their vote bank just for their personal vested interest.H e said that no government took care of the Tana Bhagats who had fought in the Nation’s freedom struggle movement but it was his government who provided them with homes under PMAY and also distributed milk animals among the members of the community for their economic empowerment.
Mr .Das said that work has commenced to provide drinking water in 1200 tribals and the dalit villages in the state and from April onwards it would be ensured that water reaches to these villages. The Chief Minister asked the people to remain a lot from some Anti National forces who are trying to destroy the culture of the tribals and ask them to stage a joint fight against these forces. He said
that the state government has respect for all the religions but playing with the religious sentiments by luring and misleading people will not be acceptable. Those present on the occasion also included MLAs of Latehar and Manika, senior government officials and a large number of people. During the function, the Chief Minister also distributed a sum of Rs 2.30 crore among 4,183 beneficiaries of Sukanya Yojana.