Independence Day celebrated with zeal in Ranchi, CM recalls role of Birsa Munda | Ranchi News

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Ranchi: The 75th Independence Day was observed with fervour across Ranchi city on Sunday with chief minister Hemant Soren unfurling national flag at the state function in Morabadi ground.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister highlighted the role of freedom fighters, including Mahatma Gandhi and Birsa Munda and also praised the jawans defending the borders under difficult conditions. Soren listed various schemes run by his government for the growth and welfare of the people.
The chief minister also announced that the government would start integrated Birsa Gram Vikas Yojana-cum-Krishak Pathshala to educate farmers on modern agricultural practices, animal husbandry, piggery and fishery. The government aims to provide drinking water to 59 lakh families in rural areas, he stated.
Soren mentioned that the industrial policy has been brought into force and added that 2,000km of roads are being upgraded for promotion of economy.
He said the pandemic derailed all development works but added that efforts are on to restore normal economic activities. He said that a sum of Rs 7,644 crore has been allocated for rural development with a view to turn this sector as an engine of growth in state.
He said several employment-generating schemes, including Birsa Harit Gram Yojana, Nilambar Pitamber Jal Samridhhi Yojana, Veer Sahid Poto Ho Khel Vikas Yojana and Didi Badi Yojana have been launched. He added that changes in rules have been made to speed up the appointment process.
While hoisting the national flag on the Vidhan Sabha premises, Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto said leaders of Jharkhand, including Baba Tilka Manjhi and Birsa Munda, played leading roles in infusing the spirit of freedom in the people.
Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Dr Ravi Ranjan, hoisted the national flag on the court premisesin the presence of judges.
Director-general of police Neeraj Sinha unfurled the national flag at the police headquarters. He detailed the role of the police in fighting Covid and extremists and maintaining general law and order. The flag-hoisting functions also took place at other government offices, including information and public relations department and the collectorate.
The Cockerel Division of the army in collaboration with the forest department, Ranchi, has undertaken a resolve to extend the green cover in the capital city as a part of 75th Independence Day celebrations. The drive that started on Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26 culminated on August 15. Around 7,500 saplings were planted in various pockets of Ranchi. The army division along with National Cadets Corps also organised a cycle expedition to mark Independence Day.
Chairman-cum-managing director, Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), P.M. Prasad, unfurled the national flag at the company’s headquarter in Darbhanga House. Prasad said every Indian should be grateful to the freedom fighters who struggled and sacrificed their lives to secure Independence. Prasad paid tributes to coal warriors of the company who lost their lives due to Covid-19, adding that the management would provided all help to families of the departed employees.
The National Thermal Power Corporation Coal Mining Headquarters, Ranchi, observed Independence Day with patriotic fervour. Regional executive director Partha Mazumder hoisted the national flag. He shared the major achievements of the NTPC and NTPC Coal Mining Division with the participants.
IIM Ranchi celebrated the 75th Independence Day at its Khelgaon hostel and campus in Heavy Engineering Corporation area. Director, IIM, Professor Shailendra Singh, hoisted the national flag. Jharkhand Technical University vice-chancellor, professor Pradip Kumar Mishra, unfurled the national flag on the institution’s premises.
DPS principal Ram Singh hoisted the national flag on the school campus which was followed by a cultural programme by teachers and students of dance, music and yoga department. Sarla Birla Public School students made innovative posters on the theme “Celebrating diversity” and also took part in an inter-house group song and inter-house group dance competitions.

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