Jammu Tawi, December 6
An impressive function was organized in the premises of Krishi Bhawan, Jammu to pay homage to Shri Bawa Jitto (Baba Jit Mal Dev ji Maharaj) – a legendary saint farmer of the area who made his supreme sacrifice about 650 years ago for rights and justice of the farmers. Department of Agriculture Jammu paid rich tributes to this epitome of farming community and saluted his courage against injustice and suppression by the landlords of that time. The programme is organized jointly by the Agriculture Officers Association, All J & K Agriculture Employees Association, Drivers Union and staff of the Directorate of Agriculture every year after the annual Jhiri Mela. Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture, Jammu Ashok Kumar Malhotra lauded and recalled his supreme sacrifice for the farming community. He said that all of us should get inspiration from his life and work to contribute for the betterment of farming community and the society as a whole. He added that Bawa Jitto will always be remembered as a messenger of honesty and truthfulness. A Sacred Fire (Havan) and Pooja Archana was performed on the occasion which was followed by distribution of Prasad and Bhandara.
A large number of officers and officials of the Department of Agriculture besides Sh. Uttam Chand Sharma, President & Amrik Singh, Chief Spokesman, All J & K Agriculture Employees Association Jammu, Sh Keshav Singh, President, Suresh Kumar, General Secretary and Romesh Lal, Cashier of Driver Union participated in the programme.