Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said the Murma Jatra Mela (fair) of the state will be accorded the status of a state fair. He said the venue of the Mela will be developed into a tourist spot as it was a religious and cultural heritage of Jharkhand.
Das made the announcement at the concluding day ceremony of the Jatra Mela. He said he had prayed to the Almighty to rid Jharkhand of poverty and make it a developed state. He said the tribal society should be made educated and a job-oriented community be developed.
The CM said it was necessary to fight collectively against the curse of poverty. He said the poor Adivasi girls who had not received college education will be linked to employment through skill development.
He said the prosperity and development of the state depended largely and directly on the prosperity and development of the Adivasi community.
�The state government is formulating a plan to develop the cottage industries in villages. People should be trained and encouraged to supply eggs to schools by taking to poultry farming.
Recently work orders were given to local carpenters to supply benches and desks to the schools across the state. In the coming days, agricultural equipments will be supplied in villages so that people may carry out farming work without hassles,� the CM said.
Das said the fair spread a message of social unity, cooperation and harmony. Mutual harmony is essential for the people of the state for the development of the state, he said.
�The people of the state should not get diverted or disturbed by any attempt to mislead them or create rumours. Our Adivasi brethrens have a special affinity for culture and the Nature. They should stand guard for their culture and age-old traditions.
It is the duty of the people to inform the government about any such attempt to disrupt the social fabric. The government will take prompt action against the culprits,� Das said.
The CM felicitated the Parha Rajas of various villages including Pungi, Murma, Padagari, Sursa and Fungi on the occasion.
Union Minister of State Sudarshan Bhagat and MLA Gangotri Kujur also addressed the gathering at the fair. Religious head of Adivasis Bandhan Tigga and organizers of the Raji Parha Jatra Committee were also present on the occasion.