28 Oct : State Government would be implementing the Parents Maintenance Act with a view to provide security cover to the parents so that they do not feel neglected at old age.
This was stated by Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister while addressing the congregation of devotees assembled at Jamli in district Hamirpur after he dedicated Gaushala Bhawan and Nav Griha Vatika Bhawan to the people of the area and performing ‘pooja’ etc. in campus today where Ram Katha was organized in celebration of ‘Gopashtmi’.
Chief Minister said that charity begins at home and children were expected to respect and serve their parents first. He said that aged people from different quarters had been approaching him with complaints of ignoring by their children which was contrary to the rich cultural heritage customs and tradition of the country. He said that animal census was also being carried out by tagging the domestic animals to identify them. He said that it was moral duty of the owners of the animals to protect and feed them properly.
Prof. Dhumal said that company of saint, sages and intellectuals help immensely in enlightening the life of an individual. He said that selfless services to the society especially towards and underprivileged sections of the society was a sacred service towards the noble cause. He said that India is universally acknowledged the spiritual leader in the world since it had rich cultural heritage. He said that the science in ancient times in India was much advanced where developed world had yet to reach.
Chief Minister appreciated the activities of ‘Gaushala’ where astrayed and injured animals were being housed. He said that selfless service to such living being was a pious service which was required to be carried forward. He warned the people not to leave their domestic animals astray since such animals had been damaging the cultivated crops of the farmers. He said that social awareness was required to be created about sensitization of the society towards animals which were vital part of the society.
Chief Minister announced construction of building for handicapped in the Gaushala campus and funds for construction of a water tank for which he sanctioned Rs. 10 lakh for the management.
Chief Minister listened to the sermon of Ganga Maa, who was the main orator on the occasion. He performed main pooja as well.
Chief Minister also listened to public grievances at the venue.
Shri Rasil Singh Mankotia, Chairman, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank welcomed the Chief Minister and thanked him for taking part in Ram Katha. He counted facilities being provided to accidental and astrayed cows in the Gaushala.
Shri Pyare Lal Sharma, Chairman, APMC, Shri M. C. Parmar, Chairman, Ex-Servicemen Welfare Corporation, Smt. Veena Sharma, President, District BJP Mahila Morcha, and other prominent persons and senior officers were present on the occasion among others.