Ranchi, Nov 8: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren praised the contribution of missionary institutions in the development of societies in the state.
Hemant Soren addressing a function at a hotel in Ranchi on Tuesday to mark the centenary of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) which has been working for the upliftment of poor, needy, backward-weak and tribal society in remote rural areas said, “Missionaries institution has been working to empower marginalised people by making them stand on their feet. Jharkhand is considered one of the most backward states. People living in remote rural areas go through difficult life, by reaching among such people, missionary organization is giving them guidance and strength to move forward.”
“ Today I wholeheartedly thank you all through this platform,” said Soren while addressing a program organized on the occasion of 100th anniversary of IPHC at Siram Toli Chowk in Ranchi.
Hemant Soren said that he has got an opportunity to work with mission organizations at many places and to discuss developmental plans.
“Mission institutions have played an important role in the educational and intellectual development of the tribals and indigenous peoples of the state. In remote areas, where there is a lack of basic facilities like roads, electricity, water, health, education, the mission institutions have done positive work to establish milestones,” Soren added.
The Chief Minister said that it has been his endeavor that all people together will move forward towards making this state a developed state.
“Jharkhand people are of simple nature. Sometimes their simple nature is also misused. The people here, being simple and straightforward in nature, do not understand the shrewdness of the executive and are deprived of the future plans of the government, we need to stand with them. Jharkhand produces 42% of the country’s mineral wealth. The wealth of Jharkhand lights the country and has an important part of the country’s economy,” said Soren.
Hemant Soren said that just a few days after the formation of our government, the global pandemic corona infection emerged as a challenge.
“The state government provided relief to all sections of people including labourers, farmers, needy people of Jharkhand and worked to provide employment to the laborers at their homes. The work done by the state government during the Covid period became an example across the country,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that as the government was focussing on development after Covid infection reduced there was the challenge posed by drought in the state. The state government also handled the drought-like challenge.