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Azad Award for social service announced

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the institution of a Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad Memorial Award to recognise outstanding social services. The award would carry an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh and be presented at a special function to be organised at Bhopal on martyrdom day of Chandrashekhar Azad.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 15:54 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced the institution of a Shaheed Chandrashekhar Azad Memorial Award to recognise outstanding social services. The award would carry an amount of Rs 1.50 lakh and be presented at a special function to be organised at Bhopal on martyrdom day of Chandrashekhar Azad.

Addressing a function dedicated to the memory of legendry martyr at his birthplace at Bhabra in Jhabua on his martyrdom day today the Chief Minister also informed that an Azad Memorial Tribal Sports Complex would be set up at Bhabra to promote traditional sports.

The Chief Minister said an Azad Memorial Yatra would be taken out from April 15 to 25 from Bhabra to Alfred Park, Allahabad, the place of his martyrdom in order to enlighten people about the values for which Chandrashekhar Azad lived.
The Chief Minister assured the gathering that after the delimitation process was completed all efforts would be made to make Alirajpur a district.

He said the State Government was fully dedicated to the welfare of farmers and a number of steps had been taken for them. Minister of State for Culture Laxmikant Sharma threw light on objectives of Chandrashekhar Balidan Diwas function.

The Chief Minister inaugurated an exhibition of photographs depicting at least 50 prominent freedom fighters. The exhibition titled Azad Katha Evam Jan Yodha was put up by Swaraj Sansthan.

The Minister for Tribal Welfare Vijay Shah, Minister of State for Forests Prakash Sonkar, Chairperson of State Commission for Women Relam Chauhan and other MLAs were present at the function.

Chouhan who met farmers groups later announced that a committee headed by the Finance Minister would probe the failure of small lift irrigation schemes in the district.