Entire society should join hands to curb crimes against women
Dr. Raman Singh invites citizens to Rajim Kumbh
Make Modi's visit to State on 21 February a grand success
Raipur, 14 February 2016
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today advised the students to study hard and write the ensuing annual examinations with confidence. He wished them well and a bright future. He cautioned them not to feel disheartened if they do not get the expected marks. Inculcate sportsman spirit and race ahead in life.
Dr. Raman Singh was addressing the sixth edition of 'Raman Ke Goth' on Akashvani Kendra which was relayed all across the State. The citizens of the State heard the address with rapt attention and enthusiasm in all the villages and small towns. He put forward his views in Hindi as well as Chhattisgarhi. Dr. Raman Singh assured the women that they will be rendered justice in cases relating to 'Tonhi', domestic violence and sexual harassment. Tougher laws had been implemented to deal with all cases and 'One-Stop Centre' had been constituted in Raipur for distressed women.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh called upon the youth to avail of the Skills' Development Schemes and be self-reliant and become job-givers to others. Dr. Raman Singh invited the citizens for the Rajim Kumbh on 22 February on the auspicious occasion of Magh Poornima with yellow rice. Dr. Raman Singh added that Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi will be visiting village Kurrubat in Rajnandgaon district on 21 February and called upon the listeners to make it a grand success. Mr. Modi will be launching 'Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission'.
Dr. Raman Singh said that Board Examinations will begin on 23 February and internal exams also in most of the schools. The results of Tenth-Twelfth Board examinations decided the fate of students. Recalling his own school days he revealed that there was anxiety and excitement in him and he always felt that the more he worked hard the more marks he will get. Dr. Raman Singh said his mother would wake him up at 4:00 am and prepare tea. If he had written the exams well there was a broad smile on the face of my mother. He called upon the students to work with dedication so that the entire family will feel happy if they pass in flying colors. This does not mean all the students will pass with distinction. Every individual has some special quality or the other so one need not feel dejected if does not get good marks. GOD had sent each and everyone with a specific purpose. If one fails in examinations the concerned person should put in double efforts to attain distinction.
Chief Minister also revealed that in the initial examinations he did not score good marks. He wished the students well and attain their dreams of becoming a doctor, engineer, collector, scientist and teacher.
Dr. Raman Singh explained in detail regarding the steps being taken to curb atrocities against women. He assured mothers, sisters and daughters that the State will protect their interests at any cost. The entire nation expressed its concern over the tragic incident of 'Nirbhaya'. The society also should come forward in controlling the crimes against women along with tougher laws. Keeping this in mind the State Government had launched ' Sakhi-One-Stop Centre' in Raipur. It was inaugurated by Union Minister Mrs. Maneka Gandhi on 16 July 2015. He added that counselling , medical, legal advice, police assistance and other issues. The distressed women are provided with five-day lodging facilities. Helpline no: (Toll-free number) 181 and office desk number 0771-4061215. Assistance is given on the phone round-the-clock. Complaints can be lodged and police assistance can be taken on phone also. The women are kept at the centre till all the legal formalities are completed. The complaints relating to domestic violence, molestation, dowry harassment, acid attack, foeticide, Sati practice, cheating case, harassment due to wrong numbers, Tonhi, Pension disputes, workplace harassment, property dispute, sexual exploitation and other cases can be filed here. He called upon the people's representatives, social service organizations, women's organizations, sarpanchs and media personnel to give spread awareness regarding the 'One-Stop Centre'.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said 'Tendu Patta' and minor forest produce season will begin soon. The State is making out all efforts to render financial assistance to the Tendu Patta collectors in far-flung regions of the State by eliminating middle-men. The procurement amount for each bag collected had been increased from Rs 1200 to Rs 1500. Fifteen lakh families had gained with the hike in procurement charges. About Rs 250 crore worth wages will be distributed to the workers in the current year 2016. The Adivasis residing in Reserve Forest Area who are unable to collect Tendu Patta are given Rs Two thousand per family compensation. The Primary Minor Forest Produce Co-Operative Societies Managers monthly wages had been increased to Rs Ten thousand from Rs Eight Thousand. Footwear will be provided free of cost to the Tendu patta workers. Sal seeds, Harra, tamarind, wax, 'Chironji' and Mahua tora will also be purchased on Minimum support Price. About Rs 54 crore will be distributed to forest dwellers for this purpose.
Chief Minister in his 'Raman Ke Goth' urged the youth to take advantage of the Skills' Development Programme and become self-reliant. Stress is on employment-oriented education. I.I.I.T. had been established in Naya Raipur. Work is going on establishing I.I.T. at Bhilai. Livelihood Colleges had been operating in all the 27 districts of the State. The target is to open an I.T.I. in each development block. The age for direct recruitment into the State Government service had been increased to 40 years till 31 December 2016. Earlier it was 35 years for direct recruitment.