Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today participated in various programmes in district Jashpur head-quarters. He blessed 401 couples who got married under the 'Mukhyamantri Kanya Vivaah Yojana' at a community marriage ceremony. The scheme is meant for the girls of poor and deprived sections of the society. About 84 developmental works worth Rs 134 crore were dedicated to the people in Jashpur district by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Monday appreciated the efforts of Public Health Engineering Department to supply water in the far-flung regions of Dantewada, Bijapur and Bastar (Jagdalpur) of Bastar Revenue Division. He was addressing the Bastar and Southern region Adivasi Development Authority meeting at Mantralaya here.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Monday launched a book written by Mr. Chandrashekhar Sahu on Chhattisgarh's traditional and folk games at his official chambers in Vidhan Sabha. It is a revised and updated version of 2014 book 'Chhattisgarh ke Paramparik Lok Khel' title. The book mentions that there are about 100 traditional and rural sports and games in Chhattisgarh. The book includes the games which are extinct also. Chief Minister lauded the efforts of writer Mr. Chakor to bring glory to sports which are already forgotten. Dr. Raman Singh congratulated him and wished him a bright future.
'It is a great irony that in a country where Goddess Saraswati symbolizing the knowledge, is worshiped and where nine-day Navratri is celebrated to invoke blessings of Goodess Durga, cases of female foeticide are being reported. what is needed is to change the mindset towards women which can be possible through literacy and education', said Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani while addressing at Women's Empowerment Festival at Indoor Stadium in front of Budhatalab here on Sunday.
Women Empowerment Festival at Raipur
Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon today on the eve of Holi greeted the citizens of the State and wished them a colourful festival. He hoped the festival will bring prosperity, happiness and peace in their lives. Holi festival depicts the cultural unity of the nation, brotherhood and communal harmony. The burning of waste material on the eve of Holi symbolises the elimination of evils from our lives. He cautioned the people to celebrate the festival in such a way as not to destroy the environment. He appealed to them not to play with harmful chemicals/colours.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr Raman Singh presented State Government's demand of third supplementary grant for current fiscal year 2014-15 in Legislative Assembly today. The third supplementary budget includes provisions worth Rs 382 crore 89 lakh 301. After Chief Minister's address, the supplementary estimate was passed by voice vote in the assembly.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh has extended hearty wishes to public on the festival of colours-'Holi'. He appealed people to avoid cutting green trees for 'Holika Dehen' and also to avoid lighting of bonfire right under electricity poles and wires. Dr Singh also requested people to not to use harmful colours and to avoid consuming intoxicants on this day. Chief Minister stated in his message to public that our diverse Indian culture comprises beautiful colours of different cultures and festivals of all religions and communities.
In the concluding session of 13th Chhattisgarh Young Scientist Conference organized at Indira Gandhi Agriculture University, sixteen talented young scientists of Chhattisgarh were felicitated for their excellent research works. This conference was jointly organized by Indira Gandhi Agriculture University and Chhattisgarh Science and Technology Council. Ex-Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr CR Haajra was Chief Guest of the concluding session. The conference was presided over by Vice-Chancellor of the University Dr Sanjay Patil.
Mr. Ganesh Shankar Mishra today took charge as the new Commissioner of Directorate of Public Relations, at Directorate premise in Chhotapara. Outgoing Director Mr. Rajat Kumar handed over the charge to Mr. Mishra. Mr Kumar congratulated and extended best wishes to Mr. Mishra for taking up the new responsibility. On the occasion, Mr Mishra also took charge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DPR's associate organization Chhattisgarh Samwad. Officials of Directorate and Chhattisgarh Samwad were present on the occasion.