Governor addresses govt officers, Dalits

Our Correspondents
Hisar, June 22

No organisation, institution, administration, society or nation can achieve its targets without devotion, dedication and ending corruption, indiscipline and red-tapism.

This was stated by the Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand while addressing a meeting of government officers here last evening.

The Governor clarified that he had convened this meeting to get detailed information regarding the problems and difficulties being faced by field officers in implementing various development and welfare schemes of the state government for the benefit of people.

He evinced keen interest in listening to the experiences of senior officers dealing with thrust areas of development such as power, public health, irrigation, education, employment, transport, DRDA, panchayats, women empowerment and health.

Babu Parmanand called upon the officers to expedite development works honestly on priority basis in the national interest. He appreciated the decision of the state government to implement job oriented schemes, like the Prime Ministerís Rozgar Yojna, to provide gainful and sustainable employment to the unemployed. The Governor reminded them of the constitutional obligation of the state government enunciated in the Directive Principles of the State Policy that the state would provide employment to the youth.

Babu Parmanand reiterated that it was our collective responsibility to make our country great, strong and prosperous. We would have to develop new thinking and work culture to check the menace of unemployment which forced them to take to crime.

Welcoming the Governor, Mr Anurag Rastogi, Deputy Commissioner, focussed on the history, topography and development of the district and various development schemes being run by the state government in Hisar district. He assured the Governor that all district officers would try their level best to implement these schemes honestly and sincerely so that the benefit of all these schemes percolated to the poorest.

The SP, Mr Rajpal Singh, briefed the Governor about the law and order situation in the area. He said the incidence of crime had been effectively checked over the past few months.

FATEHABAD: The Haryana Governor Babu Parmanand today urged writers, journalists, litterateurs and intellectuals to write for the upliftment of dalits in the society. He said dalits had been deprived of their right to equality for years together and social justice not been done to them till now. He regretted that till now not much had been written about Dalits and whatever little had been written about them did not portray their real position in the society.

The Governor was speaking at a function organised by the Bharat Dalit Sahitya Academy in the local Arorwansh Dharamshala today. Dr. R.K.Chauhan, Vice-Chancellor of Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Dr. Sohan Paul Sumanakshar, president of the academy, Mr Rikhi Ram, its state president, Mr Ramesh Arya, General Manager (Telecom),Hisar, and Mr Ramesh Deegwal, secretary of the academy, were present on the occasion.

Earlier, the Governor accompanied by his wife Mrs Sudesh Kumari, distributed tricycles to the handicapped. In a function organised by the District Council of Children Welfare and the district Red Cross at the local Bal Bhawan, the Governor also distributed school uniforms to children studying under the Street Children Project and distributed sewing machines to the poor and destitute women. He also gave away prizes to the winners of painting competition organised by the district Red Cross. The Deputy Commissioner, Mr O.P.Indora, the SP, Mr. Hanif Qureshi, the MLA, Mr Leela Krishan Choudhary, and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion. The Governor also garlanded the statue of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar at the local Ambedkar chowk.

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