Governor inaugurates foundation day function of Jharkhand Assembly
Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said the foundation stone of the proposed building of the Jharkhand Assembly will be laid in the last week of December.
He said the state government will try its best to ensure that the construction work gets completed as soon as possible. He was speaking as the chief guest during the foundation day function of the Jharkhand Assembly on Friday.
The CM expressed concern over the absence of a good number of MLAs during the function. He said the absence of so many MLAs in the foundation day anniversary function of the state was a matter of concern.
He said the state had been formed after so many years of struggle. The function should have been given importance, he said. The governor of Jharkhand Dr Syed Ahmad inaugurated the function. He said everyone should seriously ponder over the drawbacks and loopholes that had been left in the last 13 years of existence of Jharkhand.
He said the development works should be carried keeping in mind the larger interest of the people. The Speaker of the Assembly Shashank Shekhar Bhokta said the 13th foundation day anniversary was a time for some introspection for all the people of the state.
He said the challenges before the state and its people should be kept in the focus of all talks and efforts. He said the present time should be utilized in preparing the blueprint for the overall progress of the state and its people. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MLA Lobin Hembram was felicitated as the Best MLA by the governor.
He said the JMM supremo Sibu Soren was his political guru and mentor who had taught him the alpha and omega of politics. He said he was grateful to Sibu Soren and the people of the state.
In a show of humanitarianism, Hembram announced to give Rs 51,000, which he got with the Best MLA award today, to a three year old orphan girl Sumitra. He said the amount will be fixed as a bank deposite for the girl who lives in Paharpul village of Taljhari police station area of Sahebganj district.
He said at present the girl was getting Rs 1500 per month. He said he was bearing the expenses of the girl’s education.
Former Speaker of the Assembly CP Singh and Alamgir Alam, too, addressed the gathering. The state finance minister Rajendra Prasad Singh was also present along with Sibu Soren, Annapurna Devi and other dignitaries.
The 18 former MLAs of the state were felicitated on the occasion with memento, cheque of Rs 11,000 and citation. Three Assembly staff assistant Ajit Kumar, chief marshal Abdul Shakur and cleaning staff Xavier Toppo were also felicitated during the function.