One,the state government led by chief minister Arjun Munda will show case its achievements during the past two years of its tenure on 12th establishment day of Jharkhand.
To do so,a three day mela is going to start at Morahabadi Maidan in Ranchi on Thursday.Already,while pandals were erected and bill boards put up on road sides exhorting people to participate in the fair,the mood was upbeat.
“There were many things not done”,said a critic Sumati Oraon,a social activist.But no body disputes the fact that Munda has taken the state forward in more than one way.
For instance,the road sector with a number of highways including Ranch-Patratu and Chowka –Kandra and Adityapur, built during this period,looked up.
For the first time,decks were cleared for reforming the power sector.Ranchi and Jamshedpur will soon get power supplied by private companies.Even in the social sector,he,whose government has decided to observe 2013 as the year of the youth,had empowered women by providing benefits to more than 45,000 famlies under Ladli Laxmi Yojna since January 1 this year.
“Given the pulls and pressures of the coalition partners,he never got a free hand.Yet,he was successful in bringing political stability,empowering panchayats and generating hope among the people that the corruption,crime and Naxal infested Jharkhand can develop”,said Lalit Manjhi,a school teacher.
Another event is going to unfold at the Birsa Samadhi Sthal complex.Since November 15 happens to be the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda,legendary tribal hero who fought against the British to die inside the jail in Ranchi in 1900,his life size statue is slated to be unveiled on the same day.
The entire complex is being painted and decked up under the supervision of a sculptor Amitabh Mukherjee. But the statue of Birsa Munda,who is the state’s icon,looks funny with his left leg put forward.This is not in sync with his deeds and persona.