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On Sant Kabir Das Prakash Parv, Haryana CM made several announcements to strengthen and empower the poor and underprivileged

Kaumimarg Bureau | June 22, 2024 09:49 PM

Chandigarh- While paying rich tributes to Sant Kabir Das ji on his 626th Prakash Parv, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh Nayab Singh today unveiled several initiatives aimed at enhancing the welfare of the poor and underprivileged. These included construction of a chowk named after Sant Kabir in Gohana, allocation of Rs 31 lakh to Gohana Dhanak Shiksha Sabha for the construction of a library and langar hall, immediate initiation of the construction of a bypass on the Rohtak-Jind road as soon as the required land is available, expeditious completion of the backlog in government jobs and assurance of strong advocacy in court to ensure reservation benefits in promotions for Class I and II jobs.

The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering as the chief guest in the State Level Sant Kabir Das Jayanti Samaroh organized in Gohana, district Sonipat today. Earlier, the Chief Minister paid floral tributes to Sant Kabir Das ji.

The Chief Minister emphasized that the double engine Government is dedicated to the welfare of all sections of society, guided by the teachings and principles of Sant Kabir Das. The government has initiated numerous welfare schemes aimed at enhancing the economic and social wellbeing of the underprivileged.

The Chief Minister said that the double engine Government is working for the welfare of all sections of the society by following the teachings and path shown by Sant Kabir Das. The government has started many welfare schemes to make the poor economically and socially strong.

He highlighted that Sant Kabir ji devoted his entire life to eradicating superstitions, casteism, and regressive traditions prevalent in society, aiming to foster societal unity. He emphasized that each couplet of Kabir ji is not only inspirational but also encourages progress in life, embodying profound cultural and moral values.

He emphasized that Sant Kabir symbolizes Sarvadharma Sambhav, advocating that in our diverse nation, where people of different castes and sects coexist, humanity should be cherished without prejudice, as God resides in everyone's heart. Expressing dismay, he criticized certain political parties for exploiting the legacies of revered figures to further their own political agendas, fostering societal divisions for personal gain. He highlighted their disregard for the ideals of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar, the architect of India's Constitution, who ensured equal rights for all citizens. He emphasized that the Constitution embodies the spirit of Mother India and should not be misinterpreted or manipulated for political interests. He lamented that these parties thrive on discord and social unrest, believing that such turmoil will benefit them politically, rather than promoting peace and development in the country.

The Chief Minister said that the state government has initiated the Mahapurush Samman Prachar Prasar Yojana to promote the teachings of great personalities among the masses. Under this scheme, the government commemorates the birth anniversaries of these eminent figures at the state level. He emphasized that over the past decade, Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi has propelled the nation forward with the core principles of "sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas and sabka prayas." Inspired by this vision, the state government has worked with the spirit of "Haryana Ek Haryanvi Ek" and has diligently fulfilled its constitutional and moral obligation through initiatives like Antyodaya, aimed at uplifting the poor and integrating them into the societal mainstream.

He emphasized that the government has distributed free ration to 45 lakh BPL families to ensure that no one goes hungry. Additionally, LPG cylinders have been provided to 12 lakh BPL families, supporting mothers and sisters in these households. The Chief Minister said that Haryana Antyodaya Parivar Parivahan Yojana (HAPPY) has been introduced , which offers free travel up to 1000 km annually in Haryana State Transport buses to 84 lakh individuals from 23 lakh families with incomes below Rs one lakh. Furthermore, under the Chirayu Yojana, an extension of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana, the government is providing free medical treatment up to Rs five lakh per year to economically disadvantaged individuals at government and private hospitals. Additionally, under the Nirogi Haryana Yojana, the officials of the Health Department have conducted door-to-door health check-ups for free, benefitting crores of people.

Addressing previous discrepancies, the Chief Minister noted that while the previous administration had promised 100 square yard plots to the poor, many beneficiaries did not receive plots or possession letters. But the present Sate government has identified 20, 000 such beneficiaries of which possession letters were handed over to more than 7000 beneficiaries recently at an event in Sonipat. For those remaining, who lack available panchayat land in their villages, financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh each will be provided to purchase a 100 square yard plot. Additionally, a new portal has been launched to assist new beneficiaries, ensuring fair distribution of plots upon verification, he asserted.

The Chief Minister also highlighted significant achievements and future plans aimed at uplifting the poor across the country. He emphasized that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 4 crore houses have been constructed and provided to the poor in the last ten years, aiming to ensure every poor family has a roof over their heads.

Building on this success, Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi, in his third term, has resolved to provide 3 crore more houses to the poor in next five years. Acknowledging the challenges faced by street vendors during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister noted the proactive steps taken by the Prime Minister under the PM Svanidhi Yojana. This initiative provided financial assistance of Rs. 10, 000 each, interest-free, to support street vendors in times of economic distress.

The Chief Minister also underscored the government's commitment to empowering daughters through the Aapki Beti Hamari Beti Yojana. Under this scheme, an amount of Rs. 21, 000 is deposited into the account of newborn daughters, up to three daughters per family. This financial support is intended to assist in meeting expenses associated with their future marriage.

The Chief Minister highlighted the government's strides in e-governance, making it easier for citizens to access benefits from government schemes from the comfort of their homes. He said that under the Old Age Samman Allowance Scheme, senior citizens automatically receive a monthly pension of Rs. 3000 directly deposited into their bank accounts upon reaching the age of 60. This streamlined process extends to other social security schemes; ensuring beneficiaries receive their pensions without the need for frequent visits to government offices.

During the program, the prominent people of Dhanak Samaj Shiksha Sabha Gohana, Dhanak Samaj Haryana and Sarva Samaj honored Chief Minister Sh Nayab Singh with a turban. While presiding over the function, former administrative officer Sh Amarjit Singh handed over a demand charter to the Chief Minister on behalf of the community.

The Chief Minister assured the public that every eligible person will receive the benefits entitled to them under government schemes without any deprivation. He emphatically stated that he will not tolerate injustice against any individual, especially the underprivileged. The Chief Minister has issued a stern warning to government officials, stressing the imperative of improving their conduct. Any form of complaint will be addressed with zero tolerance.

He said that Deputy Commissioners (DC) and Superintendents of Police (SP) across all districts have been directed to conduct daily "Samadhan Shviris" from 9 am to 11 am. These shivirs aim to promptly resolve people's grievances and provide timely relief. The Chief Minister said that he personally monitors daily progress reports from all 22 districts to ensure effective implementation. Furthermore, he has extended an open invitation for any citizen to visit his residence, Sant Kabir Kutir in Chandigarh, at any time to discuss their issues.

Speaking on this occasion, the Minister of State for Social Justice, Empowerment, Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Welfare, and Antyodaya (SEWA), Sh Bishamber Singh, highlighted the overwhelming turnout at today's program as a testament to the Bharatiya Janata Party's impending third term in the state. He emphasized that 46 castes are encompassed within the Scheduled Caste category, and the government has effectively implemented reservation benefits for admissions to educational institutions. This policy has significantly empowered members of these communities, fostering societal advancement.

On this occasion, Rajya Sabha MP Sh. Ramchandra Jagra and MLA Rai Sh Mohan Lal Badoli also spoke on this occasion.

Earlier during the program, renowned folk singer from Rajasthan and Padmashri awardee, Sh Anwar Khan, captivated the audience with a splendid rendition of Kabir Bhajans

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