Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Rajeev Chandrasekhar on 13th August took part in a Tiranga Rally in Teliamura, 40 KMs away from district headquarter Agartala, taking forward the Har Ghar Tiranga movement launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Mr Chandrasekhar who was accompanied by party leaders and karyakartas, said“Tiranga is the symbol of pride for every Indian. It has the power is to unite nearly 140 crore Indians. Everyone must join the HarGharTiranga movement by hoisting the Tricolor at their homes. It is important that our younger generations also imbibe the spirit of patriotism and a sense of duty towards the nation.”
Ms Kalyani Roy, MLA & Party Chief Whip in Tripura Legislative Assembly, Mr Amit Rakshit Vice President- BJP Tripura State and President-Chinmaya Mission, Tripura and other prominent leaders were also present on the occasion.
Mr Chandrasekhar who has been on his first official visit to Tripura since Thursday, had several other engagements during the day.
He visited the Bamboo and Cane Development Institute (BCDI) at Lichubagan, Agartala and interacted with the team of officials led by in-charge Dr Abhinav Kant, there.
He inspected the skill training facilities at the Institute and was shown several innovative products made of bamboo and cane -including bottles, cricket bat clock, cookies etc – all that had been carved out at the centre.
“Traditional skill-linked businesses like this are at the core of PM Narendra Modi Ji’s vision of Atmanirbhar village level local economies”, the Minister emphasised during his interaction with the team.
The BCDI is an apex organization set up in 1974 in Agartala by the Central Government with an objective to fill-up the gap in the area of technology driven and Design and Product Development services in the Cane & Bamboo Sector.
Later, he met farmers and Panchayat officials at Vivekananda nagar Gram Panchayat, Teliamura , where he was given a warm welcome by the local farmers and villagers. He shared with them the vision of PM Narendra Modi of doubling Farmer’s income and the ground breaking success of schemes like PM Samman Nidhi, Soil Health Card among others. He also appreciated the contribution of farmers of this region who produce rice not only for themselves and for their state but for the Nation and for export to other countries.