Ranchi, Dec 29
Can a Chief Minister’s swearing-in ceremony be a moment of tourist visit or an employment scope? The answer is ‘yes’ with 20 economically weak labourers from Amdabad of Bihar’s Katihar district, who are on visit to the tribal dominant state for the first time.
“We are among the hundreds of labourers hired by Dhoon Tent House, Ranchi. For others, it might be a regular local event management job but for us it is a dream coming true of exploring Jharkhand where we had never been earlier. It is nowhere a small state, rather there’s more to explore,” said intermediate pass Nariyal Mandal, the most educated among these men at Morhabadi ground, the mega-event venue.
Notably, Hemant Soren will be taking oath as the eleventh Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday before a huge list of dignitaries including Former President Pranab Mukherjee, Indian National Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Former Union Minister P Chidambaram, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Bhagel, Maharastra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, CPI Leader Kanhaiya Kumar and several CMs, Ex CMs, Legislators, Parliament, Political members and Industrialists. This would be Soren’s second CM tenure after 2013.
Interestingly, Nariyal encouraged the remaining 19 men to accept the contract of working with this Tent House involved for a historic event. Asked how, Balram Mandal, the eldest among them said, “The organizers are paying and feeding us regularly. For last three days, we are working in a cooperative ambience. What else can a needy person like us want? This is a one of kind programme registered in our professional career. The state capital of Jharkhand is undoubtedly a place where a labourer can look to a bright career.”
Meanwhile, Pandav Mandal, who had worked for a band at Nepal quoted, “It is a blessing to visit my neighbouring state after a foreign nation. Both are sites of natural scenic beauty.”
The labourers were noticed installing the guard gates, setting up the stage of swearing and ensuring the boundary cover of the ground late today.
According to sources over 20 CCTVs are installed alongwith dozens of LED screens around the venue for the convenience of broadcasting live coverage to the spectators inside and outside the venue.
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha spokesperson Tanuj Khatri informed that it is for first time since the state’s formation in 2001 that a political party (in alliance with other parties) is set to form a government with complete majority.