Chief Minister attends Dr. Khubchand Baghel’s birth anniversary celebrations organized in the capital city Raipur
Dr. Khubchand Baghel was the first to envision the formation of Chhattisgarh state
Chief Minister Baghel felicitates the family members of Dr. Khubchand Baghel
Raipur, July 20
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually attended the programme organized on the occasion of Dr. Khubchand Baghel’s birth anniversary on July 19, from his residence office. Dr Khubchand Baghel was a freedom fighter and the first person to envision the formation of Chhattisgarh state.
The program was organized by the Department of Archeology and Culture in the auditorium of Mahant Ghasidas Memorial Museum.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Baghel paid homage to the portrait of Dr. Khubchand Baghel and felicitated his family members, the successors of the freedom fighters with shawls, ‘shriphal’ and memento.
Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat attended the programme virtually and Chairman of Chhattisgarh Text Book Corporation Shailesh Nitin Trivedi, Additional Chief Secretary Subrat Sahu, Secretary of Culture Department Anbalgan P., Secretary to Chief Minister Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi and Dr. Khubchand Baghel’s family members and successors of freedom fighters were present at Chief Minister’s residence.
Addressing the programme organized on the occassion of Khubchand Baghel’s birth anniversary, Chief Minister Baghel said that the personality and creativity of Dr. Khubchand Baghel was multi-dimensional. His patriotism and vision of Chhattisgarh state was one of a kind.
He was a skilled politician as well as a litterateur, social reformer and freedom fighter. He said that Dr. Khubchand Baghel’s life was full of struggle. Throughout his life, he fought against injustice, tyranny and exploitation in the society.
He also rejected the discrimination in the society and gave the important slogan of ‘Pankti Todo- Samaaj Jodo’ to unite the society. In this way, he continued to serve Chhattisgarh till the end of his life. His contribution for Chhattisgarh can never be forgotten.
Chief Minister Baghel said that Chhattisgarh is progressing rapidly on the path of development, as per the dreams and visions of our forefathers and Dr. Khubchand Baghel. Keeping in mind the interest of every section of the society, many new welfare schemes are being implemented in the state, providing an opportunity of progress to every Chhattisgarhia.
He informed that important schemes such as Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana and Godhan Nyay Yojana are being run to strengthen the rural economy of the state. Similarly, many decisions have been taken in the interest of tribal people and forest dwellers in the state. In the same sequence, wage rate for collection of tendupatta has been increased from Rs 2 thousand 500 per standard bag to Rs 4 thousand per standard bag, directly benefitting 13 lakh tendupatta collectors. Besides, the number of minor forest produce procured at minimum support price in the state has been increased from 7 to 52 at present and minimum support for many of these minor forest produce has also been increased.
He informed that new schemes are being introduced in the larger interest of landless agricultural laborers in the state. State Government is making continuous efforts for development of Chhattisgarh and for upliftment of all the sections of the people in the state.
While addressing the program, Culture Minister Amarjeet Bhagat mentioned the contribution of Dr. Khubchand Baghel for the society and acknowledged his role in formation of Chhattisgarh state. The welcome address in the program was given by Secretary, Culture Department, Anbalagan P. and the Director Culture Vivek Acharya.