Chandigarh, Apr 5 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today urged the Jat community to lay stress on education of youth in view of the changing global scenario and make significant contribution in eradication of social evils.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing a 'maha samelan' organised by Trai Jat Maha Sabha at Kashipur in Uttranchal, described the Jats as a secular community and lauded their contribution in safeguarding the unity and integrity of the country, a Goverement release here said.
While referring to the sacrifices made by great patriots like Bhagat Singh, he said that the members of the Jat community had strived hard not only for the freedom of the country, but also for maintaining its unity and ensuring its development.
He paid rich tributes to the brave soldiers of Haryana who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country. Although, Haryana constituted only two per cent of the total population of the country, every 10th soldier of the Armed Forces hailed from Haryana, he added.
Mr Hooda said that his grandfather Ch. Matu Ram had played a vital role in promotion of education in Rohtak and he had founded Jat Anglo Sanskritik High School in 1913. He stressed that people should get their children educated as education was the key to success in life.
Mr Hooda reminded of the system which prevailed during the regime of Maharaja Agrasen under which those trying to settle in Agroha by coming from other areas, used to get a rupee and a brick from each resident of the area. This contribution aimed at mitigating their sufferings.
He said that it was a high time to infuse among the people similar sense of mutual understanding.
While referring to former Prime Minister, Ch. Charan Singh, Mr Hooda said that there had been many distinguished personalities who dedicated their lives for service to the society. Similarly his father Ch. Ranbir Singh had joined the freedom movement of the country and was jailed several times, he added.
He said that Ch. Ranbir Singh was the only surviving member, among the 300 members, of the Constitute Assembly who had signed the Constitution of the country.
Mr Hooda expressed concern over the social evil of dowry system and reminded that it was in the year 1911 that a Panchayat was held at Brona in Sonepat district where a resolution was passed against accepting dowry. He called for eradication of the evil of dowry system.
Mr Hooda was all praise for the Trai Jat MahaSabha. Mr Deepender Singh Hooda, MP from Rohtak, was among others who spoke on the occasion.
Mr Hooda was honoured by Trai Jat Maha Sabha, Singh Sabha, Bajpur and Malik Khap.
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