Giant statue of Birsa Munda in Ranchi
The BJP-led NDA government will build a 100-foot high statue of Birsa Munda on the lines of the 182-foot statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat that is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The statue will be built at the place where Birsa Munda breathed his last at Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi, which is to be converted into a tribal museum. State BJP President Laxman Gilua said that the statue will be built following requests made by party workers, so that they can pay tributes to freedom fighters from Jharkhand. Soil from all 4,402 panchayats and religious places will be used to make the statue.
State’s first vendor market in Ranchi
To free the main road from encroachment by street vendors in Ranchi, the first vendor market in the state will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Raghubar Das in Ranchi on November 16. The double-storied market will also have office space, which will be allotted to banks and other establishments.
Strict instructions have been given to Ranchi Municipal Corporation to ensure there is no illegal encroachment between Albert Ekka Chowk and Kuchehri Chowk. Officials said that shops will be allotted to the street vendors with transparency. The shops will be allotted only to the small and financially weak street vendors who are earning their bread and butter by selling goods beside the road in the area.
Football tournament for girls
In order to provide budding women sports persons in Jharkhand the opportunity to get employment in various sectors, Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) will organize the “1st CCL Kayakalp Football Tournament” in December 2018 at ‘Mahatma Gandhi Kridangan’ in Gandhinagar, located in Ranchi. The Chhotanagpur Athletics Association has been requested to do registration of football teams so that they can participate in the event. Notably, CCL has undergone organizational transformations with the aim of achieving “inclusive growth”, under the stewardship of chairman and managing director Gopal Singh.
Second team of farmers to leave for Israel
The second delegation of farmers from 21 districts of Jharkhand, accompanied by officials of the agriculture department, will leave for Israel on October 28 to learn modern techniques of farming with limited resources.
Since Israel is known for its agricultural success despite adverse soil and climatic conditions, a delegation of farmers from all 26 districts was sent to Israel by the state government. A meeting of the delegation with the agriculture minister of Israel is scheduled for October 29. During their stay in Israel, the farmers will be given information about drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, and then will share their experiences with others in their district.