PM Narendra Modi unveils statue of Sir Chhotu Ram in Sonipat

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 22:39
PM Narendra Modi unveils statue of Sir Chhotu Ram in Sonipat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Haryana yesterday to unveil the statue of farmer leader Sir Chhotu Ram where he also highlighted his government`s initiatives in the agriculture sector. He said his government has been making consistent efforts to ensure farmers get remunerative returns for their crops & double their income. He also hailed Sir Chhotu Ram as playing an instrumental role in empowering farmers during British rule and laid the foundation stone of a Railway Refurbishing Factory in Rohtak.

Paying tributes to this great son of the soil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled this statue at Sampla standing tall at 64 feet it is the highest one so far of Sir Chhoturam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also visited an exhibition on the life and times of Sir Choturam who set up the Jat Sabha in 1912. He also played a huge role in motivating youngsters to join the forces during the first world war. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he led several movements against the British rule. In 1937 he became the Revenue minister of Punjab province.

After unveiling the statue of Chaudhury Choturam, PM Modi addressed a massive kisan rally in Rohtak. He hailed Sir Choturam as the voice of farmers, and a helper of the poor who dedicated his life to the service of the nation. Prime Minister recounted the steps taken by his govt to double farmers income. He said the soil health card scheme, crop insurance scheme and per drop more crop as well as PM Sichai yojana were all drawn up with this aim in mind. The recent increase in MSP of Rabi and Kharif crops was also done to empower farmers financially.
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