Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren, along with his wife Kalpana Soren, inaugurated the Diwali Mela organised by Jharkhand’s IAS Officers’ Wives Association (JIOWA) at Morhabadi Ground, Ranchi.
Jharkhand Chief minister Hemant Soren, along with his wife Kalpana Soren, inaugurated the Diwali Mela organised by Jharkhand’s IAS Officers’ Wives Association (JIOWA) at Morhabadi Ground, Ranchi.
Entrepreneurs from different states have set up about 300 stalls in the fair that will be on till October 18.
Speaking on the occasion, CM Soren said, “Let us create an environment where people come forward to help the helpless, poor and needy. I convey my best wishes for expanding the circle of social concern of JIOWA. Helping the needy resides in the culture and civilisation of our country.”
He also said that helping the needy and helpless people is a factor in the civilization and culture of our country. How various organisations came out to help people across the country during the COVID-19 global pandemic, has to be praised.
“Some fed food to the poor and needy, some provided medicines and some helped through other means. It inspires all of us for humanity and social engagement. This gives a lot of strength to those providing help and support,” he said.
To increase the spirit of harmony, brotherhood and cooperation in society, the Chief Minister presented a cheque of ₹1 lakh each to Namrata Ojha, wife of heroic martyr Kundan Kumar Ojha, who gave his life for the country; Kapra Hansda, mother of heroic martyr Ganesh Hansda and Madhuwani Lakra, wife of heroic martyr Sunil Lakra, under the Veer Nari Samman on behalf of JIOWA.
The assistance of ₹1 lakhs was also given to the observation home located at Dumardagga in the capital city of Ranchi. An assistance amount of ₹ 1 lakh 75 thousand was given by JIOWA to develop the Mahupi Anganwadi Centre in Garhwa district as a model Anganwadi Centre.
Kajal Kumari, a resident of Hunterganj in Chatra district, an acid attack victim, was given a check of ₹1 lakh for better treatment. ₹3 lakh was given by JIOWA for treatment to Shambhavi Kumari, suffering from Thalassemia disease.
Anita Oraon, who taught children through night school in the Mandar block of the Ranchi district, was assisted ₹80 thousand. Priyanka Kumari, a student of Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University’s Hospital Management course and Rajiv Ranjan, an MBA student, were given an assistance amount of ₹50,000 each.