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Hooda urges Jats to lay emphasis on education

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday urged the members of the Jat community to lay emphasis on education of youth in view of the changing global scenario and make their contribution for eradication of social evils.

Addressing a conference organised by the Terai Jat Maha Sabha at Kashipur in Uttarakhand, he described the Jats as a secular community. According to an official note released here, the Chief Minister also lauded the significant contribution of the Jats in safeguarding the unity and integrity of the country.
‘Great patriots’

While referring to the sacrifices made by great patriots like Bhagat Singh, Mr. Hooda said the members of the Jat community had striven hard not only for the freedom of the country but also for maintaining its unity and ensuring its development. He also paid rich tributes to the soldiers of Haryana who had made the supreme sacrifice. Mr. Hooda said his grandfather Matu Ram had played a vital role in promotion of education in Rohtak and had founded the Jat Anglo-Sanskritik High School way back in 1913.

Referring to late Prime Minister Charan Singh, Mr. Hooda said there had been many distinguished personalities who dedicated their lives for service to the society. He said his father Ranbir Singh had joined the country’s freedom movement and was jailed several times. Today his father is the only surviving member of the Constituent Assembly’s 300 members who had signed the Indian Constitution.

Expressing concern over the social evil of dowry, Mr. Hooda said it was in 1911 that a panchayat was held at Brona in Sonepat district where a resolution was passed against accepting dowry. He said this evil should be eradicated and instead these funds should be used to ensure a better future for the youth.

The Member of Parliament from Rohtak, Deepender Singh Hooda, said the Jat community had always shown exemplary courage and dedication.

Other speakers at the conference included former U.P. Minister Samar Pal Singh, Kashipur MLA Harbhajan Singh Cheema, U.P. Jat Maha Sabha president Karan Singh Solanki, Terai Jat Maha Sabha president Inder Singh Hooda and veteran social worker Gobind Singh.

 














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