JAMMU, Dec 14: An impressive function was organized in the premises of Krishi Bhawan, Talab Tillo, here on the occasion of installation of idol of legendary saint and farmer Bawa Jitto and Mata Korhi.
Baba Jitto is the epitome of farming community who fought against injustice and suppression by the landlords and made his supreme sacrifice about 650 years ago for rights and justice of the farmers.
The programme was organized jointly by Agriculture Drivers Union, All J&K Agriculture Employees Association (AJKAEA) and staff of the Directorate of Agriculture.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture Jammu, H. K. Razdan lauded and recalled his supreme sacrifice for the farming community. He said that all of us should get inspiration from his life and work to contribute for the betterment of farming community and the society as a whole. He added that Bawa Jitto will always be remembered as a messenger of honesty and truthfulness.
A special Murti Installation Puja and Yagya were conducted under the supervision of chief priest of Jhiri Temple, Mahant Hardutt Ji Maharaj and Goswami Arvind Dutt which was followed by distribution of Prasad.
K. S. Sambyal, Joint Director Agriculture (Inputs), Jagmohan Bhat, Deputy Director (Central), Jammu, Sunil Koul, Deputy Director (Trainings), Sandeep Dogra, SCA (I&P), Uttam Chand Sharma, president All J & K Agriculture Employees Association Jammu, Ajit Singh, president of Driver Union and large number of other officers and officials of the department attended the programme.