All religions prayer meet and Shraddhanjali Sabha held on Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary
Bhopal, Dec 4
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the monthly pension of Rs one thousand to Kalyani sisters who were widowed in the gas tragedy will be resumed. This regular pension being given to Kalyani sisters which was discontinued in the year 2019, will be resumed.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the capital should also have a special memorial related to the gas tragedy. Soon this will be made a Prakash Stambh Smarak which will serve as an inspiration.
Chouhan was addressing the all religions prayer meeting held on the 36th anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy at Barkatullah Bhawan in Bhopal on Dec 3. Chief Minister Chouhan offered flowers on the symbolic portrait of the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy.
He further said that the gas tragedy victims have been exposed to serious health challenges. They are being provided complete treatment facilities on priority basis. In view of the Corona crisis period, special attention is being paid to the treatment of such patients. Not only this, the citizens of old and new Bhopal, are also getting clean Narmada water. Garbage disposal arrangements related to gas tragedy have been made. Necessary steps will be taken to further strengthen them.
Chief Minister said that we have to make a human-friendly model of development. Let us save the environment and resolve that no city becomes Bhopal again.
Chouhan said that humans have endangered humanity for their happiness. Deteriorating environment causes destruction. While innocent civilians are killed by the atomic bomb, there are also terrible consequences of manufacturing pesticides. He said that this Earth is made for everyone. Along with humans, animals, birds, pests, insects, rivers-seas, trees and plants are all part of the earth. Referring to the ill effects of the Bhopal gas tragedy in the year 1984, Chief Minister said that people running on the streets in confusion had died of suffocation due to the poisonous gas leak.
Chouhan said that along with many citizens, I have been a witness to the tragic death of animals also. In fact, all those incidents have become distressing and painful. Chief Minister Chouhan paid heartfelt tributes to the victims of gas tragedy on behalf of the people of the state.
Religious gurus prayed for the welfare of mankind while reciting selected portions of sacred texts at the prayer meeting. Religious gurus including Pt. Ramesh Tripathi of Sanatan Dharma, Qazi Syed Mushtaq Ali from Islam, Sikh Guru Gyani Gurubhej Singh, Christian Guru Maria Stephen, Jain Guru Veer Kumar, Buddhist Guru Shakyaputra Sagar Bhante, Bohra Samaj Guru Sheikh Shakir offered prayers for the welfare of mankind at the prayer meeting. On this occasion, seating arrangements were made in adherence to the norms of social distancing.