Jagdalpur, July 26
“Few people misguided by naxalism bid to create an environment of violence and terror. Our culture, tradition and our constitution does not have any place for violence,” stated President Ram Nath Kovind.
The administration and sensible people in the society have managed to win the confidence of misguided youths, added the president.
President Kovind was addressing a programme hosted for dedication of newly-constructed hospital building of Lt Baliram Kashyap Memorial Medical College at Dimrapal village in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district and launching of the state government’s Sanchar Kranti Yojna (SKY).
Notably, the hospital has the capacity of 650 beds but as of now it has facility of 500 beds. As many as 75 specialist doctors and 376 paramedical staff will provide their services there. The SKY scheme launched today under which 45 women and 5 lakh youth will be given free smart phones and large number of mobile towers will be installed to ensure proper coverage.
Several efforts coupled along with developmental activities resulted in curbing the menace of violence and fear, added the President.
He appreciated the Chhattisgarh government and the Centre for their efforts to bring about development in the naxal-affected regions and also hailed people’s support to it.
Meanwhile, he appreciated that sacrifices made by the police and paramilitary personnel in insurgency-hit districts of Chhattisgarh.
“Today is Kargil Vijay Diwas and I also salute the Indian Army and its families for their sacrifices,” he added.
He further said that people residing in tribal-dominated and rural areas are actively taking part in the initiatives being taken by the government at centre and the state in interest of poor.
Meanwhile, the President mentioned about efforts made by cleanliness ambassador late Kunwar Bai of Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district and 60-year-old Govindi Bai, who emerged as ideal for computer literacy. Besides, he also appreciated student Kumari Indu Manikpuri of Education City’s Astha Vidya Mandir for receiving Abdul Kalam Ignite Award and Hima Das for bringing gold medal for the country.
Sharing his experience of Siachen Glacier’s visit, President Kovind said after visiting Siachen Glacier he realised how difficult it is for personnel of Indian Army to perform duty in such an extreme condition.