Jamshedpur: City celebrated 70thth Independence Day with patriotic fervour on Monday. State food and civil supplies minister Saryu Roy hoisted the national flag at Gopal Maidan. In his address, Roy said that Government is dedicated in ensuring all round development.
He called for the need to hold dialogues with tribals to ease difference in opinion and social unrest in the wake of plans to bring amendments in the Chotanagpur Tenancy and Santhal Pargana Tenancy Acts. He said that the tribals must be taken into confident.
Roy, the chief guest, admitted that a large section of the populace was satisfied with the government’s recent decisions.
“I am of the opinion that the government must take steps to start a dialogue with them as communication is the best method to prevent unrest in any society. Its decision and policies should be such that even the marginalised sections are made part of the development,” said the Jamshedpur West MLA and senior BJP leader.
The state cabinet approved the ordinance for amendments to CNT and SPT Acts on June 28 and sent it for the President’s approval.
“If required, the government should be prepared to take a step backward and rectify our mistakes for social stability,” said Roy, adding that resources should be used in such a manner that both political and social stability was achieved.
In his address, he said that the development of rural areas has been uneven in compare to urban areas. However, the Government will work to ensure the development of rural areas. “We want to assure the people of the district that the administration is dedicated in ensuring all round development. The rural population would receive benefits of all the welfare schemes of the Government”, he noted.
Later, successors of freedom fighters, along with students of different exam boards, who had topped in the 2016 annual examinations, were felicitated by Roy.
Students of St Joseph’s High School, Golmuri, presented the national anthem, while those of Baldwin Farm Area High School performed a musical drill. Units of Jharkhand Armed Police, RAF, district police, NCC, besides scouts and guides took part in the march past.