Public reps who work with honesty and dedication definitely earn the reward: Guv

Raipur, Jul 31: Governor Anusuiya Uikey attended the “Excellence Award Ceremony” organized at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Auditorium of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly today. Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries and MLAs were present on this occasion. Governor Uikey said that the public representatives who work in the parliamentary system with honesty and dedication and are devoted to the public interest, they definitely get their reward. She said that Legislative Assembly is the highest policy making body, a holy place where the future of the state is decided. Here, elected representatives get an opportunity to serve the public. Governor congratulated the outstanding MLAs, outstanding parliamentary journalists and electronic media reporters who were awarded at the function.
Governor said that the function reminded her of the old days, when she was MLA in Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, and she was rewarded for her works as MLA by the then Governor Balram Jakhar. She said that she got the opportunity to work with the senior politicians of the state at that time and with their guidance, she became the Governor of Chhattisgarh with various responsibilities. Governor Uikey said that it is a matter of happiness that a two-day special session of the Legislative Assembly was organized on October 02 and 03, 2019, to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Brief assembly sessions were also held during the Corona period. She said that in a democracy, the opposition also plays a major role along with the ruling party for progress and development of the state. Only on the foundation of mutual understanding and mutual trust, the goal of public welfare can be achieved. In our assembly, all the parties participate in the constructive discussion and work is done with cooperation and coordination. This also reflects in this session of the Legislative Assembly. I congratulate the Assembly Speaker, Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition for resolving the burning issues of the state with harmony, said Governor Uikey.
Governor said that media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy. The media acts as a bridge between the legislature and the executive. It makes both the pillars aware of the problems of the citizens and also informs the general public about the welfare policies of the government. In Chhattisgarh, media through its various forms has not only made common people aware and educated, but has also played an important role in the development of the state.
Assembly Speaker Dr. Charandas Mahant congratulated and extended his best wishes to all the awardees. He said that all the MLAs and journalists who were awarded today are a source of inspiration for the society. Mahant congratulated the Governor on completion of her two-year term.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel extended his best wishes to the outstanding MLAs and journalists. He said that it is a challenge for an MLA to get elected, to excel in the assembly and to maintain the performance consistently, after the election. An MLA puts forth problems of the constituency and issues of public interest in the assembly to be resolved. Therefore, it is a great achievement for a legislator to get the award of an outstanding legislator in parliamentary affairs. Media attends the proceedings of the Vidhan Sabha, and logically communicates our views to the people of the country and the state. Journalists have to face many challenges to maintain time, quality, balance and being awarded for outstanding journalism is an achievement.
At the award ceremony held today, Arun Vora and Saurabh Singh were awarded in the category of ‘Outstanding MLA for the year 2019’. Surendra Shukla, Mohan Tiwari, Cameraman Deepak Sahu in the category of ‘Outstanding Journalists’, and MLA Kuldeep Juneja was awarded in the Outstanding MLA category for the year 2020. Narayan Chandel, Late Raja Das, R.K. Gandhi, Cameraman Dilip Kumar Sinha were also felicitated. Wife of Late Raja Das received the award at the function. In the program, all the guests including the Governor, Chief Minister paid tribute to the senior journalist Late Mr. Raja Das and expressed condolences to his family.
Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik also addressed the program. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ravindra Choubey proposed the vote of thanks. Member of Parliament Jyotsna Mahant, Deputy Speaker Manoj Kumar Mandavi, Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, Legislators, Principal Secretary of Legislative Assembly Chandrashekhar Gangrade and media representatives were present on this occasion.

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