Young generation should preserve tribal culture and traditions: CM
Gumla: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today called on the young generation of Jharkhand to preserve the ancient traditions and culture of the state. He said the youth should play their role in preserving the long-held values and thoughts of the tribal land.
The CM was addressing a huge gathering in Badri village of Ghaghra block in Gumla on Sunday. He was invited as a chief guest during Kartik Oraon Memorial Jatra cum Sports Competition 2017 organized at Project High School.
Das said the state government was making sincere efforts to improve the standard of living of the tribal people of the state. He said the Schedule Tribe communities played a vital role in the formation of Jharkhand and in the freedom struggle of India. He said there was a need for the tribal communities to wake up and embrace education. He said the tribal people should prepare themselves for the changing times so that they may walk ahead from others.
The CM said that Baba Kartik Oraon had put in life-long efforts to protect tribal culture and traditions. He said the state government had passed the Religious Freedom Bill to prevent forced conversion of tribal people by the missionaries.
“The state government believes in development politics. We do not politicize poverty, unemployment or minority development issues. The government is for everyone. There is no discrimination. No one can blame the government for corruption in its 1000 day long tenure,” said the CM.
Das said around eight lakh families had benefitted from Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. By 2018, 18 lakh families will benefit from the scheme, said the CM.
“We are giving LPG connections with cylinders to the beneficiaries. This is unique in the entire country. Moreover, women are going to be given Rs 4 lakh loan under Rs 1200 crore Johar Yojana. We have set a target of linking 4.8 lakh women under Mukhyamantri Udyami Yojana,” he said.
The CM said the state government was planning to set up four processing plants for honey production in Jharkhand. “The honey would be branded as ‘Jharhoney’ and would be exported overseas. Poor people, especially tribals, would be given Rs 3000 so that they may earn through honey production,” he said.
Das said the government had set a target of providing electricity to 68 lakh families by 2018. He further said very soon Japanese companies would set up skill training centres in Jharkhand to open employment opportunities for local youths. He said two MoUs were signed between the governments of Japan and India. Jharkhand government is also planning to sign MoUs, he said.
The CM handed cheques worth Rs 10,000 to 20 self help groups of women on the occasion. He also gave benefits to eight beneficiaries under the social security pension scheme and gave appointment letters to two persons, Vishal Ram and Sidharth Gautam. Pump sets were given to eight persons for irrigation purpose. The CM handed benefits of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to three beneficiaries, Karmi Oraon, Jatri Oraon and Monti Oraon.