Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, while inaugurating the first National convention of Jawahar Bal Manch, SAMVAAD-23, here today, said that the organizations like Jawahar Bal Manch play a pivotal role for the unity of the country and for countering the propaganda and indifferent ideologies cropped up in the society of late.
The Chief Minister said that Congress leaders played a special role in reconstructing India before and after the Independence. We have to live upto and realize the dreams of the country’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who laid the foundation of modern India and strengthen the democratic values. The Bhakhra Dam was the gift of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and it is because of him that we were lightening other states with electricity. Pandit Nehru gave a new direction to the country’s development by starting five year plans for sustainable development.
The Chief Minister said a few people were trying to deform the history of the Nation and spreading propaganda against the party which has contributed in building the Nation, therefore it becomes necessary that such organizations come ahead to aware the coming generations about the history of the oldest party of the country and the sacrifices it made for building ‘Bharat’.
Giving credit to the senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who had spread the message of love, unity and fraternity through his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on foot braving the hot and the chill weather conditions, he said that only congress leaders can do such sacrifices which will go down in the annals of history.
Recalling the contribution of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, Sh. Sukhu said that he believed in youth power to steer the Nation and it was due to his efforts that the youth were empowered with the right to vote at the early age of eighteen. He was the man to be credited with bringing revolution in the Information Technology (IT) sector in India. Besides, Women’s reservation in Panchayati Raj institutions was also provided by the Congress leadership and such facts need to be disseminated amongst the youth of the Country. He said that the ideology of the Congress is based on sacrifices and unity of the Nation and the former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their life for the unity and integrity of India.
The policies and programs of the Congress has strengthened every section of the society and it has lived up to the democratic values, whereas, as of today, abhorrence and lust for power is the only motive of few.
Chairman, Jawahar Bal Manch, Dr. G.B. Hari while welcoming the Chief Minister, detailed the works of the organization. He said that this organization was dedicated to the welfare of children and is spreading the message of love among children across the country. The aim of the organization is to make children aware of constitutional values. He said that under the guidance of senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the organization formed its executive committee in 15 states and by the year 2025, Jawahar Bal Manch executive committee will be formed in every panchayat.