Jammu March 25
Sir Chottu Ram Jat Charitable Trust under the leadership of its General Secretary Ch Kamal Singh today organized a one day program to celebrate the 137th birth anniversary of Rebr-a-azam, Deenbandhu, Messiah of Farmers Sir Chottu Ram at Thandi Khui, 17-Mile National Highway 1 A, Vijaypur Kamala (Samba). The function was presided over by Shri Ram Narayan a social activist from Rajasthan and the proceedings were conducted by P.V Chikara.
Ch Kamal Singh President Jat Kalyan Sabha while speaking on the occasion said that on 26th March 2017, ground floor of the Bhawan was inaugurated by the Union Minister Shri Brinder Singh and the revered national and social activists from all over India attended the inauguration and inspired management of the trust by giving/announcing the financial support which inspired management of the trust to take up the pending work. Consequently, the work has been started. The trust desires through this Bhawan constructed in remembrances of social reformer Rabre Azam Deen Bandhu Sir Chottu Ram the programmes of the Messiah are taken to each and every person of all communities irrespective of caste, creed, religion which was his dream. The Bhawan will cater to the accommodation problem of the pilgrim visiting the cave of Mata Vaishno Devi and the holy cave of Baba Amarnath/Kashmir from nook and corner of India. In addition, the poor villagers acquiring coaching in education and different games at Jammu can also avail the facility of accommodation.
Dr. M.S Malik I.P.S Retd., presently President Jat Maha Sabha, Chandigarh while speaking on the occasion said “Deen Bandhu Sir Chottu Ram ji struggled for every poor and weak by rising above caste, creed, and religion. What he did for farmers the whole world knows. Bhakra Nangal project the lifeline of agriculture farming of Punjab is due to him. He never talked about any specific caste rather whole of the humanity of India and had special affinity and love for the poor. He was instrumental in enacting Pro-farmers act in respect of the return of mortgaged land to tillers, benami land transfer act, the establishment of the agricultural fund, village industries and government services for farmers”. He assured that he will always be with the management of the trust for the completion of this project which will provide selfless service to the needy and poor.
Shri Ram Narayan in his presidential address said that this Bhawan is being constructed for the benefit of all section of society and is a tribute to their messiah who devoted his whole life for the poor and the needy.
The demands projected by most of the speakers on the occasion included implementation of the 2000 crore package received from the central govt. for disbursement among the refugees of 1947, 1965, 1971 may be simplified as most of the families are likely to be excluded if the present system of documentation is kept intact. The remaining amount of the package is released at an earliest, the person killed in border farming be declared as martyrs, special concession for border habitants such as reservations in Govt. services especially in Army and Paramilitary forces, opening of Central schools and Hospitals in Border areas, insurance of houses and belonging of Border people by the government, Suchetgarh Post be developed like Bagha Border Punjab, compensation for land ahead of tarbandi, establishment of Stadium and Coaching centres on the borders and OBC status for Jats all over India.
On the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Ravinder Kumar was facilitated for exemplary success achieved under Deti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. In the end, Dr G.L Choudhary presented vote of thanks and thanked the honorable guests and Media-persons.
Prominent among others who attended the function included Mrs. Anita Choudhary, Sat Paul Matu, Purshotam, Rahim Daad, Rohtas Chahal, Manjeet Chalia, Pankaj, Joginder, Narinder, Surinder Choudhary, Sunil, Pawan Hoods, Ram Niwas, Gaurav Garg, Raj Veer, Banarsi Lal, Somnath and Jaswant Singh.