Bhopal:July 4, 2009:The Chief Minister, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that apart from the government, voluntary organisations should also become active for the welfare of victimised and helpless sections of society. The responsibility that no one dies in the absence of medicare rests not only with the government but also with the entire society.
This responsibility can be discharged in a better way by working unitedly. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a function of Justice Tankha Memorial Special School for Children at Hotel Noor-us-Sabah Palace here today. Those present on the occasion included Advocate General Shri RD Jain, state Congress president Shri Suresh Pachouri, industrialist Shri Raja Sabu, Shri Shambhu Singh, Mayor Bhopal Shri Sunil Sood and Chief Secretary Shri Rakesh Sahni.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that living life for the nation, society and humanity is meaningful. Such schemes as Ladli Laxmi Yojana, Mukhyamantri Mazdoor Suraksha Yojana, Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojana etc. were launched after witnessing sad plight of girls in the society. Shri Chouhan said that the state government has raised the total amount of ex-gratia assistance of poor patients up to Rs 20 crore from Rs 1 crore. He also sanctions funds to the needy from his discretionary fund. Shri Chouhan said that such works as organising camps for providing artificial limbs to handicapped persons have been undertaken under ‘Utthhan’ campaign. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan praised the works being undertaken for handicapped children’s welfare by senior advocate Shri Vivek Tankha. The Chief Minister assured to provide utmost cooperation in such works on behalf of the state government. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also released a book brought out by Justice Tankha Memorial Special School for Children.
At the outset, Shri Vivek Tankha threw light on the activities of the institution established in the memory of his father Justice Shri RK Tankha. Rotary Club is also extending help in the welfare schemes for handicapped and other problem-ridden children. These activities are being conducted in New Delhi, Bilaspur, Gwalior, Bhopal and Jabalpur. Shri Tankha informed that handicapped children were taken on the tour of Jammu & Kashmir as well.
Those present at the function included Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhna Singh Chouhan, Smt. Arti Tankha, Shri Sikandar Hafeez and office-bearers of social organisations.