The inmates of 28 jails across Chhattisgarh got an opportunity to listen to the chief minister Raman Singh’s radio talk show — ‘Raman Ke Goth’ — on Sunday.
Singh, following in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s footsteps, had previous month launched his regular radio innings where he speaks to the people on issues affecting the state besides the development, health, education, culture and welfare schemes.
The programme was conducted in an interview format on All India Radio (AIR) and broadcast through five Akashvani centres and the regional FM radio stations in the state.
“Prisoners are also part of our society and have every right to hear what their CM shares with the people. For the first time as many as 17160 inmates lodged in 28 jails keenly heard his 15-minutes radio programme. We will seek their feedback on it”, KK Gupta, deputy inspector general of police (Jail) told Hindustan Times and further added that the PM’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will also be arranged in the jails in future.
The arrangement was jointly made by the jail administration and the directorate of public relations.
Appreciating the responses received through letters by the Raipur-based Akashvani centre following the CM’s first radio talk show held on September 13, Singh attended the queries and the suggestions offered by the people.
He identified the issues and relief related to the drought and narrated the benefits of welfare schemes like PM Mudra loan scheme and the state’s Chirayu Yojana, which aims to provide free health screening to children upto 18 years of age.
The chief minister, who spoke in both Hindi and Chhattisgarhi dialect, promised quality education in schools and urged the masses to actively support and contribute in making Chhattisgarh a ‘clean and healthy’ state.
As the first chief minister in the country to engage in such a format, the ‘Raman Ke Goth’ is broadcast on every second Sunday of the month.