Tribute paid to Bawa Jitto

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 27: In a function here today at Krishi Bhawan, Talab Tillo rich tribute was paid to Shri Bawa Jitto Ji—a legendary saint farmer of the area who made supreme sacrifice about 650 years back for rights of farmers and to give them justice.
Officers and other staff of Agriculture Department paid rich tributes to the epitome of farming community and saluted his courage against injustice and suppression by landlords of that time.
The programme is being organized jointly by All J&K Agriculture Employees Association, Drivers Union and staff of Directorate of Agriculture every year after the annual Jhiri Mela.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture Production & Farmers’ Welfare Jammu, K.K Sharma said: “All of us should get inspiration from the life of Bawa Jitto and his works to contribute for the betterment of farming community.
He recalled Baba Jitto’s supreme sacrifice for the farming community. Senior officers of the Directorate of Agriculture, retiree officers and staff of the department participated in the programme.
A special adoration and worship was performed on the occasion which was followed by a Bhandara.