The Left Front which ruled Tripura for 35 years had conspired to change the history of the state through ‘purposefully’ continuous defaming of the royal Manikya dynast and its pro-people rulers but in vain as with the formation of new government, around two years back, the real facts are again been present before the people of the state said Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Biplab Kumar Deb during a programme here on Wednesday.
Deb said that rulers like Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur and Maharani Kanchan Prabha Devi played a vital role in the development of Tripura and people of the state but the Left leaders, for their political mileage, always suppressed the facts and presented them like tyrants and defame them.
“My government took initiative to rename Agartala airport after Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur and proposed to Centre for the same. Now, I feel proud when the name of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, the architect of modern Tripura, is announced before landing in Agartala airport,” he said while conveying gratitude to Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Hon’ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah for accepting the state’s proposal.
He also highlighted state government’s initiative to declare holiday on the birthday of Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister today attended two programmes – Prantik Utsav organized by Prantik Club at Dhaleswar where he inaugurated a health clinic and Gouranga Mahaprabhu Utsav (Mahanam Kirtan) organized by Math Chowmuhani bazaar committee.
Addressing the programmes, the Hon’ble Chief Minister, who visited several remote places during the last few days to know ground realities, wanted to know how many of those sitting at Agartala before the media showed their worry on scarcity of food and work in the remote areas visited such areas.
“If there is no work in the state, how could we win 13 awards from the centre in just twenty months for implementation of MGNREGA and other programs under the Ministry of Rural Development?” Shri Deb asked.
He said that the government started from negative in MGNREGA because they Left Front government under the so called ‘clean Chief Minister’ was under huge corruption and so the centre had stopped all payments but today the state has not only overcome those but has also been awarded for its transparency in the system through geo-tagging.
Deb also highlighted steps taken by the state government for delivering quality education through adopting NCERT and centralized examination system.
He said the state government is working with the motto- ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Viswas’ to transform Tripura into a model state.
Speaking at the programme, Shri Deb expressed his deep concern over link of one school teacher at Dharmanagar with drugs dealing.
“Teachers are considered as backbone of the society. If teachers get involved with such activities, Tripura will never prosper. Even if development comes, it will not make any sense since there will be no one to take it forward,” he said.
Referring to state government’s anti-drug drive, Shri Deb said that he was suggested by an MLA and Ex Minister not to stop the drug business.
“One MLA had said me that Tripura will face serious fund crisis if the drug business is affected. I clearly asked him not to make any further suggestion in this regard and kept working on my goal to make Tripura a drug-free state. My decision is directly connected with state’s development because I believe that drug-addiction had destroyed our future generations specially youth,” he said.
At the Gouranga Mahaprabhu Utsav, Shri Deb said, “Indian culture can’t be destroyed by demolishing temples. Despite trying for hundreds of years, the Mughals and the British had also failed to do it. Events like Harinam Kirtan which are directly connected with our hearts bear the rich culture of our country.”
“There is no scope for uprooting us from our culture because India is the land of Sanatan Dharma. The Communists also tried this by importing communism but their efforts also went in vain just because of the influence of Sanatan Dharm,” he added.