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Freedom fighters to attend felicitation
published on : 15/08/2013
Category : Appointments
JAMSHEDPUR: After several years of perseverance, the unsung heroes of the freedom movement can see a ray of hope regarding land for constructing houses. They have been seeking plots from the state government to build their homes. A small organization, Singhbhum Zila Swatantra Senani Evam Utradhikari Sangh (SZSSEUS), comprising the heroes of the independence movement and their relatives have announced that they will join the felicitation ceremony in Gopal Maidan, which honour the freedom fighters every Independence Day and Republic Day. The decision is a result of the progress made by the East Singhbhum administration vis-a-vis allotment of land to the freedom fighters. "The Jamshedpur CO (circle officer) has identified two acres of land at Chalubanki near Belpahari about 10km from Dimna check post on NH-33 and submitted the related land documents to the SDO (sub divisional officer Dhalbhum) for doing the needful so that the file reaches the secretariat for early allotment of land," said Jagannath Mohanty, convenor of SZSSEUS. He said after years of indifference the district administration finally identified land for the freedom fighters which is a positive development and so they have unanimously decided not to boycott the felicitation ceremony as they have been doing so for the past two years. "Now, when the administration is visibly active in getting done the paper work for early allotment of land we see every reason to join the felicitation ceremony," said octogenarian freedom fighter Basanti Mohanty. With the appointment of the Hemant Soren as the new chief minister the freedom fighters had expressed their desire of getting a home in their name. It was Hemant who had promised that by January 26, 2013 the freedom fighters' longstanding demand of land for building houses will be settled. Hemant made this assurance to SZSSEUS when he came here to hoist the national flag at last year's Independence Day programme. When approached, district administration officials said although two acres of land has been identified at Chalubanki they won't go on record to declare it until the government approves it and the land is finally allotted to the deserving people. "Earlier we had identified a site at Tuliyabera near Baliguma on NH-33 for building houses. But owing to delay at the ministry level, the land couldn't be acquired," said an official in the district land revenue office. Of the 24-member SZSSEUS organization, three were freedom fighters while the rest are relatives of the freedom fighters who have died.
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After several years of perseverance, the unsung heroes of the freedom movement can see a ray of hope regarding land for constructing houses.