Chib pays tributes to Mahasha Nahar Singh

Excelsior Correspondent JAMMU, Apr 29: Minister for Medical and Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, R. S. Chib while speaking in a public meeting on the occasion of 119th Birth Anniversary of Mahasha Nahar Singh, Ex. MLA, said that the Dalit Samaj should fight for their rights unitedly. Mr. Chib described Mahasha Nahar Singh, a champion of poor and downtrodden, who worked for the upliftment of scheduled caste community and for their welfare throughout his life.  The Minister said that, Mahasha Nahar Singh was one of the leaders who was associated with the freedom struggle of our country and especially an important pillar of establishment of democratic set up in our state and worked under the leadership of Late Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. He was elected twice to the J&K Legislative Assembly in 1951 and 1957. Though he comes from an average Dalit family, yet he was respected by all sections of the society.  Mr. Chib further said that the Coalition Government led by Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is fully committed to the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. He said that State Advisory Board for Development of Scheduled Caste has been strengthened and lot of new schemes are being introduced by the Government of India for the welfare of SC/ST community and other backward and poor segment of the society. The function was organised by the All J&K Mahasha Sudhar Sabha. Mr. Chib also announced that the road from Miran Sahib to Bishnah will be named after the name of Mahasha Nahar Singh.  Others who participated included Prof. Gharu Ram, MLA, R. S. Pura, Bodh Raj Rao, President All J&K Mahasha Sudhar Sabha, Garib Dass, President, Mahasha Sabha, R. S. Pura, Sarpanchs, Panchs and other prominent citizens of Tehsil R. S. Pura.