Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ session of this year recalled the contributions of freedom fighter Birsa Munda, urging the youths to take an inspiration from him. Modi in his weekly conversation through radio also underlined the role of Jamshed Ji Tata who was closely associated with the State.
“Bhagwan Birsa Munda with his traditional bow and arrow shook the British Empire armed with guns and cannons. Despite his young age, Birsa Munda influenced people to stand against the British and fight for their rights to their land,” said Modi. Birsa Munda also known as ‘Dharti Abba’ was behind the movement that arose in Jharkhand in the early 19th century under the British colonisation.
Apart from Birsa Munda, Jharkhand three other personalities got special mention in the ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The Prime Minister while paying tributes to the February 14 martyrs of Pulwama attack mentioned about Vijay Soreng who lost his life in the terrorist attack.
Modi said, “The sacrifice of Vijay Soreng of Gumla district in Jharkhand is inspirational for young generations. The sacrifice of Vijay’s gains much importance as his son too has decided to join armed forces to protect the motherland.”
Recalling another son of the soil, Modi said that Jamshedji Tata was visionary in a true sense who not only saw the future of the India but also helped in laying its strong foundations.
Modi also mentioned about recent Padma awardee and environmentalist Jamuna Tuddu. He said, “The work and contribution of Jamuna Tuddu is inspiring for women folk. The tribal women took up the cudgel to protect the jal and jungle in her area.”
An elated Jamuna on knowing that Prime Minister has mentioned her name in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said, “It makes me proud to know that country Prime Minister has recalled my contribution in protecting the forest area.” She further said that she will carry out her work and activities in a more vigorous way.
The Prime Minister on the occasion also launched the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) from Gorakhpur for all over the country. The State Government had orgnised a function at Anchal Maidan in Ormanjhi, which was attended by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, State Agriculture Minister Randhir Kumar Singh, Ranchi MP Ramtahal Choudhary, MLAs Jitu Charan Ram and Ram Kumar Pahan along with large number of administrative officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Das said, “With an attempt to make farmers financially strong, the Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PM-KISAN) through which more than 1 crore farmers across the country will be benefitted.
“The first installment of Rs 2,000 will be directly debited in the accounts of farmers. Through the scheme around 22.76 lakh farmers of the State will be benefitted.”
Under the PM-KISAN scheme, farmers will get Rs 6,000 in three installments. The Chief Minister also said that apart from PM-KISAN scheme, the farmers of State will get double benefit as State farmers will also Rs 5,000 per acre under State Government, Mukhyamantri Krishi Ashirward Yojana.
The Chief Minister also congratulated Hazaribag farmer Indra Narayan Kushwaha for receiving first installment of Rs 2,000 under PM-KISAN scheme.
The Chief Minister on this occasion also urged the farmers to go for agriculture and allied activities such as Horticulture and Animal Husbandry. Lauding the efforts of State farmers, he said, “Due to hard work of farmers, the State growth rate is 19 per cent. In 2014 when the NDA Government for formed the agriculture production in State was around -4 per cent, but in last four years the agriculture production has jumped to 14 per cent.”
The Chief Minister said that for BJP Government, farmers are not vote bank as the Government believes in holistic development of farmers and in this step, a team of farmers were sent to Israel to learn the modern agriculture techniques.
He asked the farmers to go for cooperative farming and usage of modern irrigation techniques. He said, “Farmers going for cooperative farming will get 70 per cent subsidy in purchase of modern agriculture tools and machines. Every district will have farmers cooperative federation, milk federation and eggs federation so that farmers are benefitted.”
The Chief Minister on the occasion also felicitated farmers from across the State. On the occasion, Sushila Devi of Sakhi Mandal of Charu Panchyat in Ormanjhi block offered tea to Das which he gracefully accepted.