Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Menaka Gandhi today gave away National Awards to three Aanganbadi workers from Chhattisgarh at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Names of the awardees are Mrs. Jagmati, Mrs. Rajkumari Soni and Mrs. Sahodra Sinha. It is noteworthy that Mrs. Jagmati from Ghurli Madipara of Dantewada district was awarded National Award for year 2011-12, Mrs. Rajkumari Soni of Sahaspur Kohara (West-3) of Kabeerdham (Kawardha) has been awarded for year 2012-13 and Mrs. Sahodara Sinha of village Nipani-1 of Durg district has been awarded for year 2013-14.
Twenty-three tribal women of various hamlets in the Adivasi-dominated region of Dantewada district have been given training in making sanitary napkins by the Science and Technology Department. Tehsil Geedam village Heeranaar Non-Governmental Organization Maa Shankani Mahila Uttan Centre concentrated on villages Taram, Heeranaar Bhodsa, Chhote Tumnaar, Kasoli, Hitameti and surrounding villages. In the first phase about 10 women were given training and made master Trainers. Twenty-one tribal women underwent training for two months.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his first visit to Chhattisgarh visited the school built for differently-abled children, located at education city Jawanga, Dantewada. On his arrival the girls of school welcomed him warmly.
Chief Secretary Mr. Vivek Dhand today reviewed arrangements for Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi's Dantewada and Raipur tour, scheduled on May 9. While chairing the review meeting in Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Chief Secretary instructed the officials concerned to ensure proper security arrangements during Prime Minister's tour along with stage management, arrangements of drinking-water, cleanliness, electricity, telecommunication, barricading, first aid, traffic, fire brigade, and Sanjeevani 108 ambulance for common people.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today chaired a meeting of Collectors, Superintendents of Police, Divisional and District-level Officers in Jagdalpur Headquarters of Bastar Division today. In the meeting, Chief Minister reviewed the preparations for various programmes to be organized on May 9 in Dantewada district, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tour. He said that this is an important event for entire Bastar division.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Thursday visited the Naxalites'-affected village Haournaar in South Bastar (Dantewada) as a part of 'Lok Suraj' campaign. He participated in the 'Grievances' Redressal' camp. He distributed cheques in lieu of material and cash assistance to the beneficiaries of State Government Welfare Schemes.
Governor Mr. Balramji Das Tandon today expressed his deep anguish and condolences over the death of Chhattisgarh Armed Force jawans at Cholnaar near Kirandul in Dantewada district. The Naxalites attack took place over the Anti-Landmine vehicle on Monday. He condemned the killings as cowardly and inhuman attack by Left-Wing Extremists. He added these anti-democratic forces will never succeed. The jawans became martyrs in the cause of security of State. The sacrifices of jawans will never go in vain. The war against Naxalism will be ultimately won by the authorities.
Dantewada Krishi Vigyan Kendra of Chhattisgarh has been selected as the Best Kendra for National Award by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research New Delhi. The Naxalites-affected South Bastar (Dantewada) district farmers are into organic farming, drip irrigation system is in vogue and high technology has helped the farming community a lot. It is interesting to note that Krishi Vigyan Kendra has introduced the farmers to this methods which are appreciated by the powers that be in New Delhi.
State Election Commissioner along with Senior Officials of State Government discussed about the arrangements for Panchayat elections and finalized the strategy for conducting independent, unbiased and peaceful elections. State Election Commissioner PC Dalai, Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Director General of Police AN Upadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department NK Aswal reviewed the district-wise arrangements and gave necessary guidance and instructions on important aspects like voting, counting and security arrangements.