Raipur: On the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of Prayas Residential School built at a cost of Rs. 17 crore, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel took on a teacher’s role and explained the concept of democracy to the children. The Chief Minister narrated the story of Pandit Nehru in his class of democracy and told the children how there was a difference in governance between a democratic India and an India under slavery. Continuing the story, he said After the Indian Independence, An old woman once held Nehru Ji’s collar and asked “Tell me Jawahar, What have I got from this freedom? To which Nehru replied, “You have received the right to question, and you can even question the Prime Minister of India.” Mr. Baghel further told the children that the policies in India under slavery were not made according to the people’s favor but according to the self-interests of the British colonial system. He said that the finest quality muslin was prepared in India. This muslin was so fine that it would even fit in the ring. Through their policies, the Britishers had forced India to be completely dependent on Manchester Mills for muslin production. On this occasion, The chief minister also told the children about their rights and duties. The chief minister said that democracy gives you freedom of expression, but at the same time, it also tells the necessary duties to follow as a responsible citizen. He explained this with the example of traffic sense. If you don’t follow the rules then you have to pay a fine. The Chief Minister also asked questions from the children on this occasion. He asked who were the members of the Hindi Committee in the Constituent Assembly in Chhattisgarh. He said that the late Shri Ghanshyam Gupta ji, who is related to Durg, played a significant role in this. Along with this, he also informed the Children about Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s significant contribution in drafting our Constitution.
Palak asked “How does a Vidhan Sabha function?”: Student Palak Sahu asked the Chief Minister that she wanted to know the process of how Vidhan Sabha functions. How do the members sit here? On this, the chief minister told her in detail about the works of the Vidhan Sabha. On this, the chief minister gave information about the Question Hour, Zero Hour, and other activities related to the Vidhan Sabha.
“How Many hours do you work in a day?”: Megha Chauhan asked the Chief Minister how many hours do you work in a day. On this, the Chief Minister said that “I start my day with yoga, meditation, and pooja, after that I work on the agenda of the day and I keep working until my work is not finished.” On this, another child asked the question that from “where do you get the energy to do so much work?” In response to this, the Chief Minister said that for this we should pay special attention to physical and mental balance. A good diet that contains nutrients is necessary for physical balance. Meditation is essential for mental balance. He said that children should do yoga or do a lot of sports for physical balance so that they always remain energetic.
“How are Laws made?”- A child asked the Chief Minister how laws are made. On this, the Chief Minister said that according to the needs of the citizens of the state, their requirements, their problems, and their solutions, whatever things are considered necessary according to their interests. All these criterias are analyzed before drafting a law, and that is how laws are framed.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also had lunch with children on this occasion. He also talked to the children about their studies during the meal.