Ranchi: Jharkhand governor Draupadi Murmu today said that every religion had its own merits and messages for the welfare of humanity.
She said the followers of different religions should discuss and find out ways to tackle various practical difficulties being faced by them.
Murmu made the observation during a meeting with the representatives of the Jain community at Raj Bhavan. She sought suggestions from the community representatives to provide various amenities to them in following the teachings of their religious gurus.
Jain community members present on the occasion demanded that the places in and around Parasnath should be kept free from non-vegetarian food and alcohol.
They said the government should impose strict prohibition on the sale of non-vegetarian food items and liquor at the holy pilgrim centre. They also demanded that cleanliness and adequate water supply should be ensured in and around Parasnath.
The Jain delegation members demanded land for the construction of Kalyan Niketan School near Parasnath. They said they had identified the land that was occupied by CRPF jawans.
Police patrolling should be stepped in the area to make sure that pilgrims visit the place fearlessly, they said, adding that a 50 bed hospital should be set up in the area and that the road leading to Parasnath should be widened. The Jain community members invited the governor to visit Parasnath.