Raipur: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today paid a courteous tribute to late Shri Chandulal Chandrakar on his death anniversary, by garlanding his picture, in a programme organized at Bhilai-3 Bazar Chowk. In his address to the programme, Chief Minister said that Shri Chandulal Chandrakar had played an important role in formation of Chhattisgarh state. He led several movements, held meetings and extensively created public awareness for the formation of Chhattisgarh state. Chief Minister said that Shri Chandrakar had a special vision for development of Chhattisgarh. He always used to talk about the possibilities of horticulture in the state.Today, Durg district is at the top in the production of vegetables and fruits in Chhattisgarh, as a result of late Shri Chandulal Chandrakar ji’s vision. He had also played an important role in the industrial development of Bhilai. As a sports journalist Shri Chandrakar travelled every nook and corner of the world. He took his state pride everywhere he went. He would always carry the typical khurmi with him even during his foreign trips. He would never forget to take ‘datun’ with him everywhere he went. He was among the top journalists of the country. He had spent a lot of time with Gandhiji during his days at Birla House. Late Shri Chandulal Chandrakar’s contribution in the service of the nation cannot be forgotten.
Chief Minister further said that Chhattisgarh Government’s agriculture-related schemes have reinstated the confidence of farmers in agriculture. This year 92 lakh metric paddy has been purchased, which is a record so far. Chief Minister said that farmers are earning extra income through the Godhan Nyaya Yojana. Earlier farmers used to buy motorcycles by selling paddy, now farmers are also buying motorcycles by selling cow dung. Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is marching ahead on the path of development by following the vision of late Shri Chandrakar. On this occasion PHE Minister Shri Guru Rudra Kumar said that late Shri Chandulal Chandrakar made an important contribution to the politics of Chhattisgarh. He was instrumental in the creation of Chhattisgarh state. Along with Late Mini Mata ji, he made an incredible contribution to the development of Chhattisgarh.