Vishawkarma Day celebrated in Jammu

The Directorate of Agriculture has identified Agriculture Mechanization as the key to bring about another agriculture revolution for enhancing production and productivity of food and non-food crops. This was disclosed by Ashok Kumar Malhotra, Director of Agriculture, Jammu, while addressing the officers and workers at Government Agriculture Workshop, Jammu during the Vishawkarma Day Celebrations today. Malhotra said that they are getting a very good response from the farmer’s field regarding results of different Agriculture Machinery. He further said that Agriculture Engineering Workshop is playing an important role in manufacturing and supplying different tools and implements of use in agriculture.
The Paddy Transplanters, Seed-cum -Fertilizer Drills, Reaper-cum-Binders, Power, Weeders, and Diesel Hill Ploughs are being popularized under different Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). Bhagwan Vishawkarma Day Celebrations were also held at Seed Processing Unit, Seed Multiplication Farm Chinore and Seed Multiplication Farm Chakrohi by the workers and staff of these units. On this occasion worship of tools and machines was held and special prayers for safety of the operators and workers were conducted followed by distribution of Prasad.
After the function the director along with team of officers had of round of Seed Processing Unit where cleaning and grading of different seeds is being done by machines. Besides interacting with the workers of Government Agriculture Workshop also inspected the different machines installed at like Sheet Cutting Machine, Sheet Bending Machine, Beading Machine, Power Hammers, Sheet Rolling Machines etc.
Meanwhile, the Vishwakarma Labour union celebrated the ‘Vishwakarma Day’ at Mohalla Hari Singh Rehari under the chairmanship of Vinay Raina Convenor of the Union in which M K Dhar PRO of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was the
Chief Guest.
On the occasion, Prof Kali Dass, General Secretary AIBCU demanded a Gazetted Holiday on the Vishwakarma Day as there is a holiday on Vishwakarma Day under JK Industries Act. The other people though celebrate this day every year but government employees and students cannot participate because “No Holiday” on the Vishwakarma Day.
Dhaman Bhasin General Secretary of PDP, Vikas Bhatti and Ashok Kumar Jain also assured the participants for every help.
To bring the problems in the knowledge of the Govt. is a must and they must come with their genuine demands with the government.
M K Dhar highlighted the spiritualism of Prabhu Vishwakarma and assured for every type of help to the poor labourers.
The news that Mehbooba Mufti celebrated this Diwali with the orphan children and ordere3d for immediate supply of daily use items, is good will gesture of the Chief Minister and was appreciated by all.

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