Hemant Govt Plans Grand Statehood Day Function | Ranchi News


RANCHI: The Jharkhand government has constituted a nine-member committee to plan and prepare this year’s Statehood Day function at Ranchi’s Morhabadi Ground on November 15 as the incumbent government of chief minister Hemant Soren plans to host a gala event for the first time in its tenure.
The committee, headed by cabinet secretary Vandana Dadel, was announced on October 21 and comprises Ranchi deputy commissioner Rahul Kumar Sinha and the secretaries of planning and development, water resources department, tourism and women and child development departments along with representatives from the state industries and urban development departments. “The organizing-cum-coordination committee will be responsible for creating the outline of the programme which will be held on November 15 at the Morhabadi Ground and make all necessary arrangements. It will also coordinate with the government departments to finalize the inauguration and the launch of new schemes, projects and cultural programme which will be held on the occasion of the statehood day,” an order issued by Dadel reads.
Notably, the Soren government, which assumed office in 2019 was forced to host muted Statehood Day celebrations in 2020 and 2021 owing the Covid-19 pandemic. While Soren launched some new schemes last year, the gala public functions, which have become the hallmark of the Statehood Day celebrations for several years, were a closed-door affair with the entry of the general public being banned due to the pandemic. In 2021, November 15, which also marks the birthday of tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, was announced Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“This year’s programme will be grand as there are no Covid restrictions. The committee will meet this week and prepare a draft of the programme,” a committee member said.
In February this year, the Anti Corruption Bureau was handed over the probe of the alleged financial irregularities in purchasing t-shirts and toffees for schoolchildren during the Statehood Day functions of 2016, organised by the erstwhile government.


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