Gadchiroli October 25 (District Correspondent) Gadchiroli Police perform anti-Naxal duty in sensitive areas away from their families and homes. Going to the Naxal affected areas and encouraging them, celebrating Diwali with them is a moment of supreme joy, said the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and asserted that the police force is capable of defeating Naxalism.
He was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the administrative building of the Police Assistance Centre and celebrating Diwali festival with the police jawans and tribals at village Dhodraj in Bhamragad taluka today.
Director General of Police Rajnish Seth, Collector Sanjay Meena, Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Patil, Superintendent of Police Nilotpal were prominently present on this occasion.
Mr. Shinde further said that earlier even when he was the Guardian Minister, he visited remote areas in many places in the district. Development work is now taking place in Gadchiroli on a large scale and our government is determined to bring this area into the mainstream by creating basic facilities like roads, water, education, medical facilities etc.
In the last two years, all transactions were at a standstill. Also due to corona there are many restrictions. Now citizens are celebrating many festivals with open mind. This government belongs to the common man. Police is an important factor and Maharashtra government stands firmly behind the police. Also, the government is trying to raise the standard of living of the tribal community. The government has planned various schemes, new industries, jobs for the people in Gadchiroli. Chief Minister also said that there is a drastic change between the Gadchiroli of the past and the Gadchiroli of today.
On this occasion Director General of Police Rajnish Seth said that the Chief Minister has decided to celebrate Diwali here to boost the morale of the jawans by coming to Maharashtra-Chhattisgarh border and it is very happy moment for all the police jawans. It is because of the support of the government that the Gadchiroli police is doing excellent work and is helping to deliver all the schemes of the state and central government to the people, he added.
Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Patil made the introduction. At the beginning of the program, the portraits of Birsa Munda and Veer Baburao Shedmake were garlanded and lamp was lighted.
The Chief Minister distributed sarees, blankets, sewing machines, spraying kits to the villagers . The program was moderated by Vineet Padmawar and vote of thanks was given by Superintendent of Police Nilotpal. After this, the Chief Minister celebrated Diwali with the policemen and their families.