Chief Minister launched the ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’ today
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’ today, i.e. September 25, 2021. On the birth anniversary of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay ji, the pioneer of Integral Humanism and Antyodaya, ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’ is being organized in all the development blocks of the state. Giving this information here yesterday, an official spokesman said that the Chief Minister would participate in the Garib Kalyan Mela organized in Block Bharoia, District Gorakhpur and Katra Bazar, District Gonda. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s 20 years of public service as Chief Minister and Prime Minister is being completed on 06 October.
The Uttar Pradesh government is celebrating the public services of the Prime Minister, who has given a new direction to the country with his leadership ability, as ‘Vikas Utsav’. ‘Vikas Utsav’ is being organized starting from the birthday of the Prime Minister on 17th September last till 07th October, 2021. Under the Vikas Utsav, Garib Kalyan Mela is being organized in all the development blocks of the state. The purpose of organizing Garib Kalyan Melas is to make information available about various welfare schemes run by the state government for the welfare of the poor and to benefit the eligible poor families from these schemes.
Chief Minister and Defense Minister visited Brahmalin Gorakshapeethadhishwar in Maharajganj district
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in the program unveiling of the statue of Brahmalin Gorakshapeethadhishwar Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj on the occasion of his 7th death anniversary at Mahant Avadyanath Mahavidyalaya, District Maharajganj said that Pujya Mahant Avadyanath ji Maharaj has contributed to the development of the country and religion and to the people. He did various works for welfare. Pujya Mahant ji worked relentlessly for four to five decades especially for the educational development of this area. The Chief Minister said that when there was no center of education in this area, then in the 1950s, Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj had established Digvijaynath Inter College in the name of his revered Guru Mahant Digvijaynath Ji Maharaj. The students of this educational institution have done the work of spreading light in different walks of life. Pujya Mahant ji had opened a school for the education of the girl child in the early 1990s.
Mahant ji had inspired us to establish a degree college for the higher education of girls. Today Gorakshpeethadhishwar Mahant Avadyanath Mahavidyalaya is ready for higher education of the youth of this place. Affiliated to Siddharth University, this college is providing education of arts, science and commerce to the children here in their home (district). The Chief Minister said that Pujya Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj ji was always ready for the development of educational works, as he believed that the children of today will be the future of our country tomorrow. Pujya Mahant ji opened primary health centers and veterinary hospitals for the treatment of animals in order to provide free health facilities to the people of this area.
He said that the revered Mahant ji accepted temples as centers of public welfare. The Chief Minister said that under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the internal and external security of the country has become stronger than before. Today the country has got rid of Naxalism, Maoism, Northeast extremism and separatism in Kashmir has been resolved. He said that today the world is accepting the spirit of India and the country is walking step by step with the Prime Minister. India is continuously progressing as a superpower of the world. The Chief Minister said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the country is getting stronger in all fields. The country’s prestige at the global level has increased due to successful leadership.
Today cross-border infiltration has come down. No one can be seen far and wide in the border areas and the daredevils are being forced to move away. He said that this is the picture of a new and strong India. Every citizen of the country is congratulating such a successful leadership. Earlier, the Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh Ji and the Chief Minister unveiled the statue of Pujya Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj and paid their humble tributes to him. On this occasion, the Defense Minister said that the personality of Pujya Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj was wonderful. He was a proponent of peaceful coexistence and possessed of a spontaneous personality. Pujya Maharaj Ji did incomparable work for the protection and promotion of Sanatan Dharma. He said that people have immense faith in Nath sect and Gorakshpeeth.
Nath Sampradaya and Gorakshpeeth have made their invaluable contribution in the development of the country and religion and increasing social harmony without any distinction of caste, religion and creed. Mahant Digvijaynath Ji Maharaj and Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj have a great contribution in the history of Ram Janmabhoomi. The Defense Minister said that Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj was a person of huge heart. A small hearted person can never be a saint and can never do welfare of the society. A person of small mind can never achieve a big objective. He said that our sages had said that ‘what is in the body is there in the universe, what is in the root and in the conscious, what is in the subtle is in the diffraction, what is in the small is in the big, what is in me. Hai Wahi Tere Mein Hai’ – The work of taking this message to the masses has been done by the Nath sect.
The Defense Minister said that the Sanatan culture of India never allows untouchability. The message of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutubamkam’ has gone from the soil of India to the whole world. He said that the state government is working under the leadership of the Chief Minister, following the policy of universal religion. For the last four and a half years, work is being done to make Uttar Pradesh an Uttam Pradesh. Law and order has been strengthened for the overall development of the state. Today the fear of law and order prevails in the minds of criminals. He said that new parameters of development are being set in Uttar Pradesh.
Under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the state government has successfully controlled the COVID-19 epidemic through better management during the COVID-19 period. The Defense Minister said that under the leadership of the Prime Minister, India is rapidly moving forward in the development chariot. India’s reputation has increased at the global level. He said that history is witness that India has never occupied an inch of land of any country. The country will not act on the policy of first attack, but those who dare will be given a befitting reply. He said that the Central and State Governments have provided benefits of various schemes to the people without any discrimination. Benefits of various public welfare schemes like free housing, toilets, cooking gas connection, health insurance cover up to Rs. 05 lakh are being provided to the people.
Medical colleges are being established in every district by the state government. The benefit of health protection scheme of the state has been provided to 42 lakh people. 07 new universities have been formed in the state in four and a half years. He said that today the uniform is heavy on the goons in the state. Illegal properties worth billions of rupees of mafia and criminals have been confiscated. The morale of the criminals should be broken and the morale of the gentlemen should increase, this is the responsibility and responsibility of the government.
He said that the state is changing due to the strong will power of the Chief Minister. Villages, poor, downtrodden, deprived, women, farmers, youth are all marching ahead on the path of development with ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’. On this occasion, Union Minister of State for Finance Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, State Jal Shakti Minister Dr. Mahendra Singh and other dignitaries were present.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Announced the establishment of Dr. Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural center
For the construction of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural Center, Lucknow, the state government yesterday issued financial approval of Rs.10 crore 92 lakh as the first installment. Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation and Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha Trust President Dr. Lalji Prasad Nirmal have expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji for this. It is noteworthy that on June 29, 2021, President Shri Ram Nath Kovind had laid the foundation stone of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural Center at Lok Bhavan. In this memorial, with a grand statue of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar, 25 feet high, 750-seat auditorium, museum, Vipassana center, guest house, huge library, reading room, guest house as well as research center for study on various aspects of Dr. Ambedkar. will be established, which will be operated under the efficient supervision of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar Lucknow University.
Covering all its diversity, this monument will be a center of attraction in the whole country, which will be able to see people from all over the country and abroad. Expressing gratitude on behalf of the country and the Dalits of the state for this innovative initiative of the Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal has said that this is a unique gift of the state government to those who remember Dr. Ambedkar in the whole country. This memorial and cultural center will also show the difference between the present Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Dr. Nirmal said that former Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav had announced 05 acres of land in Lucknow for Ambedkar Memorial in front of the press, but despite the Lucknow Development Authority marking the said land, the SP government did not allot the said land. Because he had an affinity for Dr. Ambedkar.
On the contrary, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji got the picture of Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar installed in all the offices. The Chief Minister announced the establishment of Dr. Ambedkar Memorial and Cultural Center, allotted land for it, got the foundation stone laid by the President and also released funds for the construction of the memorial to start the work. Dr. Nirmal said that neither SP has any attachment with Dalits nor Dr. Ambedkar is in its agenda. Whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party honored Dr. Ambedkar through grand memorials at Mhow, the birth place of Dr. Ambedkar, the place of education in London, the place of initiation, Nagpur, the site of Parinirvana, 26 Alipore Road, Delhi and Chaityabhoomi, Mumbai.
Chief Minister’s innovative 3T Trace, Test and Treat campaign controlled COVID-19 infection in the state
Additional Chief Secretary ‘Information’ Shri Navneet Sehgal informed that due to the innovative efforts of Chief Minister’s 3T Trace, Test and Treat campaign, COVID-19 infection is controlled in the state. He said that due to 3T, the active cases have come down from 3,10,783 to only 189 as on 30th April, 2021 and the daily COVID-19 cases have come down from 38 thousand to 28 as on 30th April. Through surveillance, their well-being has been known to more than 17.24 crore people out of 24 crore population of Uttar Pradesh by the government machinery so far.
More than 16 lakh free medical kits have also been distributed in case of infection by getting symptomatic persons tested. COVID-19 infection is not completely over yet, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in other states. Be sure to follow the COVID-19 protocol even after vaccination. Mr Sehgal said that even though the number of active cases in the state is less, the number of tests for COVID-19 is not being reduced. Timely identification and treatment is essential to break the chain of COVID-19 infection. Yesterday, 2,20,745 COVID-19 tests have been done in a day, so far 7,73,65,923 COVID-19 tests have been done which is the highest in the country. He said that the work of surveillance, testing and vaccination is being done on a large scale in the state. He said that the figure of COVID-19 vaccine from the state is on the way to cross more than 10 crores. 9,88,83,207 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the state, which is the highest in the country.
Till yesterday 8,08,85,097 and second dose of COVID-19 1,79,98,110 have been given. Shri Sehgal informed that continuous review is being done by the Chief Minister regarding COVID-19 in the meeting of Team-9. In view of the possible third wave of COVID-19, more than 07 thousand PICU/NICU beds have been prepared in the state and more than 17 thousand doctors/nurses have been trained for children. He informed that 100 ICU beds are being prepared in all district hospitals. 555 oxygen plants have been approved for oxygen in the state, out of which more than 450 oxygen plants have become functional. Shri Sehgal informed that today, 25 September 2021, on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Garib Kalyan Mela and Chief Minister Arogya Mela are being organized.
On this day, information about various welfare schemes being run by the state government for the welfare of the poor in all the development blocks of the state will be made available to the general public. On this occasion, Jan Arogya Melas will be organized in all the development blocks of the state, in which arrangements will be made for health check-up, distribution of Ayushman cards and covid vaccination etc. Arrangement for distribution of all types of loans, arrangement for distribution of agricultural plants and provision of providing gas connections under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana / Chief Minister Awas Yojana, toilets, clean drinking water and Ujjwala-2 scheme and other welfare programs made available to the general public will be organized. He said that arrangements would also be made for widow pension/old age pension camps, distribution of ration cards and food items to eligible families under food security, benefits of scheme operated for marriage of poor girls to eligible girls.
Tribute meeting organized on the 7th death anniversary of Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji said that under the leadership and guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the bells of Indian culture is ringing in the world. UNESCO has recognized Kumbh as an intangible cultural heritage. Yoga and Ayurveda have also received global recognition. Today, 21 June is being celebrated every year by the United States Union as World Yoga Day. The Chief Minister was expressing his views in the tribute meeting organized on the 7th death anniversary of Rashtra Saint Brahmlin Gorakshapeethadhishwar Mahant Avadyanath Ji Maharaj at Shri Gorakshanath Temple, Gorakhpur today.
Paying homage to Mahant Avadyanath ji, he said that inspiration comes from his ideals, immense personality and creativity. The Chief Minister said that in Sanatan Hindu Dharma this party is dedicated to the ancestors. It is also considered as the side of Shradh. It was in this side that Acharya Dwaya of Gorakshpeeth left his physical body. Acharya Dway had established values and ideals not only for Gorakshapeeth or Gorakhpur or Eastern Uttar Pradesh but also for the entire Hindu society and Sanatan Dharma with his personality and work. The Chief Minister said that to remember the values and ideals of the teachers of Gorakshapeeth, every year a tribute meeting is organized by the Gorakshapeeth. Tributes are paid by various social organizations in the presence of revered saints. The purpose of tribute is to express reverence to one’s ancestors as well as to draw inspiration and light from their colossal personality.
The Chief Minister said that according to the time, Gorakshpeeth has done the work of taking forward the creative works. Brahmalin Maharaj Digvijaynath ji had laid its foundation. Brahmalin Maharaj Avedyanath ji had taken forward the process of building a grand building on that foundation. Work has been done in every field by the Gorakshpeeth. Within the Gorakshapeeth and the Yogi Mahasabha, the All India organization of the Nath sect, work has been done related to the worship methods of Sanatan Dharma associated with the Shath Darshan sect. The Chief Minister said that continuous efforts are being made to restore and protect our values. At the same time, action has been taken to infuse every section of the society with the latest knowledge while maintaining its mythological and historical identity intact.
For this, along with the government, the society will also have to come forward. At the same time, the saints also have to lead from the front. The Chief Minister said that he is associated with every work of the Gorakshapeeth for the last 25 to 30 years. He has also got the privilege of leading the Gorakshapeeth. He said that Gorakshpeeth has not limited itself to one worship method. Gorakshpeeth is always working in the interest of India and keeping in mind the coming generation of India. Keeping this in mind, a big institution has been established by Gorakshapeeth. This effort will continue in the future as well. The Chief Minister said that Maharana Pratap Education Council was established by Gorakshapeeth in 1932, schools and colleges for women’s education were established in 1945-46, Maharana Pratap Polytechnic College was established in 1956.
Also, Guru Gorakshanath Vidyapeeth has been established as a center of higher learning of Sanskrit. Today, this includes taking steps to establish Ayurveda Hospital and Ayurveda College related to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of health. The Chief Minister said that the importance of AYUSH is embedded in the culture of India. We also have to understand and adopt the essence of our scriptures. During the COVID-19 epidemic, Ayush decoction and all the remedies related to Ayurveda, which increase the immunity of the person, have also been recognized by the world as Ayush Kavach. The Ayurvedic importance of Tulsi, Turmeric has been eagerly adopted by other countries of the world including America. Yoga is our heritage of thousands of years. The Gorakshapeeth in Gorakhpur is also basically a Yogpeeth.
The Chief Minister said that it has been said in the Bhagavad Gita that to attain knowledge, one should have faith. ‘Shraddhavan Labhte Gyanam’ means knowledge cannot be attained without faith. It is the feeling of reverence for our ancestors, gurus and national heroes that makes us knowledgeable. A person can never progress with bookish knowledge. It has to be realized by adopting it on the practical plane. Unless there is coordination in ethics, there will be no welfare of life. The path to success in life will not be paved. The Chief Minister said that the ideals of great men, saints, yogis, their personalities inspire us all. Nothing gets built in a day. It takes years and ages for this. Waiting patiently for him, working with his responsibilities leads to faster success in the program.
In the Deepotsav program in Ayodhya, there was an atmosphere of enthusiasm in the country and the world. Ayodhya became the first Puri among the Sapta Puris. The Chief Minister said that there should be a sense of respect for the national heroes too. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji is providing successful leadership to the country. Home Minister Shri Amit Shah ji removed Article 370 from Kashmir under the guidance of Prime Minister. This section was dangerous and like a prong for the unity and integrity of the country. Terrorism prevailing for centuries is being ended by overthrowing this thread. Various Sadhus, saints, mahants and public representatives from were present ashrams on this occasion.
(This story has not been edited except the headline by Aglasem and has been published as English translation of the press release received from the agency.)