Bhopal : Public awareness is necessary for the eradication of Natra-Jhagda practice. The law can also be amended to eradicate this social evil. Gods dwell where women are worshiped. These views were expressed by the former Chief Minister and Member of Rajya Sabha Shri Digvijay Singh and other Ministers at the International Women’s Day and Natra-Jhagda alleviation programme held in Rajgarh.
The Minister for Urban Development and Housing Shri Jaivardhan Singh and Rajgarh District In-Charge Shri Jaivardhan Singh said that in our country, women have respect and equality status since ancient times. He said that former Prime Minister Late Smt. Indira Gandhi brought glory to India. Shri Singh said that many schemes are being run by the government in the interest of women.
The Minister for Public Relations Shri P. Sharma said that the government is committed for the progress of women. The film “Thappad” made on women empowerment has been announced tax free in the state. He further mentioned that widespread publicity should be conducted against Natra-Jhagda social evil. The Minister for Energy Shri Priyavrat Singh said that collective efforts are needed to eradicate the stigma of Natra-Jhagda practice from Rajgarh district.
The Former Chief Minister Shri Digvijay Singh said that if needed, new law will be enacted for Natra-Jhgda eradication. He mentioned that the disrespect towards women causes destruction. Shri Singh said that the development of the district will gain desired speed by the construction of an industrial corridor between Mohanpur-Kundalia.
The Programme was also addressed by Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Bapu Singh Tanwar and Shri Govardhan Singh Dangi including Former Minister Shri Narayan Singh Ambale. Natra-Jhagda Ashray hostel constructed for the victims of Natra-Jhagda social evil was inaugurated by the guests. Women in large number along with villagers and other public representatives were present at the programme.
Bhumi-Pujan of works costing Rs. 6 crore 23 lakh at Hoda Mata Mandir premises
Ministers Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Shri P.C. Sharma, Shri Priyavrat Singh, MP Shri Digvijay Singh performed Bhoomi Pujan of various works costing 6 crore 23 lakh at Hoda Mata Mandir premises. These works include renovation of the temple and construction of approach road and community bhavan.