Date : 26/12/2011


This Rajkot city holds a special place in my life. Because it is the Rajkot city, which made me MLA for the first time and thence-forward began a new journey of my political career. I could become MLA only because this Rajkot revealed ‘Sadbhav’ (good faith), I was able to learn the lesson of ‘Sadbhav’ from Rajkot. The people heer showered their blessings on me. Ladies & Gentlemen, I am the witness, beneficiary of that. And today I am sitting here with you on the soil of Rajkot as a part of my Sadbhavna Mission programme. My mission is to conduct 33 fast. My mission is to visit all the districts of the state. I have covered almost half the journey, still half is left. Ladies & Gentlemen, the blessings that Rajkot has showered today right from the morning… Rajkot has maintained its greatness. I salute Rajkot, I congratulate it and I assure to the citizens of Rajkot that the penance that is made by you for the success of the Sadbhavna Mission will not go in vain.

Ladies & Gentlemen, all the estimates of Political Pundits (experts) are going wrong, what is the reason for the crowd that is rushing in such a manner? Somewhere an old woman of 105 years is giving her blessings, a freedom fighter appreciating the glory of Gujarat, some tiny kids are telling that they too have observed the fast, the mothers and the sisters perform rituals to protect from evil eyes… What is the reason? Even after the efforts of so many days, the political pundits are tumbling, still tumbling. Friends, no matter how much salty the sea is, but if we have to explore in sea to get pearls, we can’t get pearls by exploring in the gutters. Those who have become habitual to lead their lives of gutter, will probably have to born again to recognize the capability of people power. What’s the reason for such enthusiasm? Generally, in today’s age of TV, we daily see the politicians, actors from home and there is no sort of attraction left to see them. That was a time, 15-20 years before… It is felt as if we know them very much, there is no need to go and see them personally. And the way democracy has taken shape here. Whichever Government may be there, however it is… but within 2 years it gets disliked by people and gradually it worsens. Even after so many years of the governance, if people are showing affection, giving blessings, then this becomes difficult for them to understand, Friends. There is a penance behind it, there is a sacrifice behind it. It’s not political deceit but only and only pure devotion for the national interest and so it is getting absolute love from the citizens. Ladies & Gentlemen, why this zeal, zest, enthusiasm, blessings, gusto, passion..? There is a reason for that. It is the nature of Gujaratis that as far as possible they do not tease anybody.

You do yours and I will do mine, take care of yours… they don’t interfere much in anybody but if matter goes out of control, exaggerated… than the same Gujarati who seldom teases anybody, if the situation turns then he doesn’t ever spare anybody. Friends, this atmosphere is its symbol, its reflection. For last 10 years, this race of harassment is going on without any reason… Daily new deceptions are found to annoy Gujarat. Not a single day arises when conspiracy to defame, torture, tarnish Gujarat is not formed… And Gujarat is mutely tolerating it. Many times people ask me that Sir, how long you will tolerate all this? As far as there are blessings of the masses, there will not be even a minor problem. Ladies & Gentlemen, there is an anger and indignation within the people. Gujarat seeks to respond to all those elements that have tried to defame Gujarat in the world. A common man wants to express his anguish, he wants to express his anger. A poet expresses his resentment by writing vigorous poems, a singer if he seeks to change the situation, sings gallantry songs and thus expresses his affection in front of the world, everybody tries to express the feelings in their own ways, but what an ordinary man does? He keeps looking for an opportunity and whenever gets a chance he presents it. This Sadbhavna Mission has given an opportunity to crores of people of Gujarat for expressing their fury in a democratic manner, it has given an opportunity to democratic principle and so to express their anger, the ocean of people is thronged here..! You just imagine, even if any political party wants to hold a convention, wherein they have their own workers, with their own cadre, in spite of that it becomes difficult to convene a meeting, even of one district, for the whole day. There is no such crowd, and after a couple of resolutions, after meals the programme comes to an end. Today, right from the morning, 8-8:30 am onwards people started coming and taking their places. The same conglomeration, for what reason? Friends, this is the expression of devotion towards Gujarat. It’s a reply in a democratic way to those who has tortured Gujarat , and its difficult for the political prophets to understand it. Friends, those who are sold and so are singing, I can understand their problem, but those who can understand the difference between water and milk , those who are able to understand the feelings of the people of Gujarat , those who are proficient to judge the citizens , they have no problem in understanding this matter. Friends, Ladies & Gentlemen, this Sadbhavana Mission, this masses...... and myself, all of us, wherever we go has the same scene. In the zilla similar to Dang, Friends, that is a zilla of a small taluka, but the crowd I saw there......! Friends, for the sake of state’s self respect, for the pride of the state, commitment is revealed and this Sadbhavana Mission will teach a lot to the country and the world, but I am personally experiencing a new strength . When thousands of people shake their hands, a new energy involves in me. When anyone touches me I feel as if there is heavy cascade of strength within me.....! Who gets such fortune to shake hands with thousands of brothers and sisters, it seems to be some spiritual indication so I have been so fortunate. Hardship is rendered but such from where is fortune gained, Friends. Because masses are the other form of God and when they themselves come and give blessings I experience as if there is waterfall of strength is showered on me. And this strength is not for any personal benefit. The real holder of such strength achieved by blessings are 6 crore Gujaratis and I offer my everything on their feet.

Today wherever we go we discuss about the developments of Gujarat. Wherever we go, whoever he is, “Wah ! Oh, Dear, your Gujarat....!”. Suppose if we are travelling by railway and if the passenger at your front comes to know that you are from Gujarat, then immediately he reacts,”O...ho!, brother Gujarat cannot be expressed in words...!” Everyone hears this, its a prideful for Gujarat. Today I have arrived in Rajkot so I would share one incidence. Once Kiritbhai Ganatra from ATIRA gave me a call. In the world of journalism Kiritbhai is a different character, a very different person. It’s not in his nature to make a call. He is such a person who has nothing to do with the government or non-government . So when I got a call ....from Kiritbhai I was surprised!!! So I gave me a call back after some time. The phone was early in the morning, “Yes Kiritbhai, what was the matter for making a phone call ?” He said that,” He is speaking from Pathankot”. So with a shock I asked,”Brother, are you in any trouble? You are speaking from Pathankot. What happened ?” Then he said that, “ No...No.. Narendrabhai, there’s no trouble. We had a family tour to get auspicious presence of Vaishnoi Devi and while returning towards Himachal we have taken a halt at a stall in Pathankot to drink tea and it happened such that I have to make a call to you “.I said, “What happened?” He said,”The tea seller is not ready to take money from us for tea”. I asked, “Why?” He said, “Since our car number is of Gujarat, and that we are from Gujarat so he is not taking money from us”.

Kiritbhai phoned me such from Pathankot. I asked,”Kiritbhai are you still on that tea-stall or have left?” He told, “I am still there” I said,”Let the owner talk to me...”. You can imagine how much that man must have got impressed and he must have realised the power of Kiritbhai for connecting the telephone line with the Chief Minister within five minutes. Friends !such incidences must be happening in your life day by day. Gujarat is admired from all the four directions, the development of Gujarat is discussed and each and every Gujarati is its beneficiary. Here whatever wrong deeds a person must be doing, but when he goes out of Gujarat, he gets benefitted for being a staunch Gujarati .He accepts the compliments given if any, “Yes, Yes!!... our Gujarat is excellent......”he says so. All are getting advantage of it. Somewhere if any one says ’Development’ immediately ‘Gujarat ‘ is remembered and if anyone says ‘Gujarat ‘ then ‘Development’ is seen this has become a sequence, an order.

This development is because of what ? What is the reason for this development? Different people are evaluating it in different ways. Some quote it is because of the Chief Minister that we have got, some give credit to the government, some consider development is due to the political stability , some says the government has become active so development is achieved. All are giving different reasons. But are you aware of the real fact ? Ladies & Gentlemen, the hard work of 6 crore Gujaratis is the real reason for the development of Gujarat . The power of it goes to the citizens of Gujarat. The penance, hard work, courage is responsible for the development of Gujarat. Credit goes to you, you are authorized for it, you have conquered and so today Gujarat is able to cross new heights. Ladies & Gentlemen, What is that power of these 6 crore Gujaratis , that have changed the whole situation. Otherwise these Gujaratis were there before 2001, but why has it happened now ? It has happened now because Gujarat has accepted the path of unity, peace, and brotherhood, because of that reason it has been possible. Otherwise what was there in the past ? Remember the days of 1985, game was played in the name of KHAM , remember..... there were clashes day and night, there were violence, the poison of communal differences were being imposed. Our farmer would work hard to grow grains in the field, but at the time of harvesting, heavy elements would arrive, rumble bubble everything and would flee away. In the midnight they would take away even the grain that the farmer might have stocked for himself. Such waywardness in the villages were not new. To harass sisters and daughters had become a regular practice, this days we have seen. Those in power would demeanour Criminality, Torturing on others ......such tendencies were going on. Why ? Because it was essential for the government of that time. To make people fight, quarrel with each other so that people would always have to depand on the government. Today such conspiracy is not happening. Communal poison are not being dissolved among the people. Now onwards the social life has become quarrel free. How much clashes were going on ? If one wished to go Ahmedabad from Rajkot then they had to enquire if any curfew is not there, so that they may depart.. If a date for wedding has to be fixed then they had to first see if there are no date nearing to Rathyatra, curfew was been imposed for a month. This was it.....! If there was procession of Moharram then it created tension, if curfew is imposed the ? If there was Id then it created tension, riots would conduct then? If there was Ganesh Chaturthi then it created tension of riots.... Not a single festival was celebrated without law violation. Weapons would ooze, Weapons!! The youngsters may fell to death , burning of rickshaws, stalls all such programmes were going on.

Gujarat was totally put to destruction. Caste toxic, Communal toxic.......it was made to destroy. Now ten years are passed, but what is called as ‘Curfew’, Gujarat has forgotten it. Else there was a time when the child would learn to utter the word ‘Curfew’ before learning to say Mummy-Papa, he was able to speak ‘Curfew’. Because in Gujarat the word ‘Curfew’ had become like.........................The child may not recognize his parental uncle, maternal uncle but would recognize the police uncle .Because they always stood on duty out of there houses. Everything of this is now moved out. Friends! Because of the Unity, Peace, Brotherhood a new form of Gujarat is established. And for that it is essential for all of us to join in the development of Gujarat. We should accept the ideology of development, become the beneficiary of development, actively should we participate in the development and this is the atmosphere prevailing in Gujarat and the world should be aware of it. At the top of my voice I have to tell to the other states of India those who believe to develop that the herbal medicine of Gujarat is such that it will be useful to you also. The herbal medicine is made of unity, peace, brotherhood. If Indian states come out of the poisonous communal disputes, if they come out of the conspiracy of communal debates then I can tell you with confidence that like Gujarat, they too can start their golden period , this is my challenge, Friends! To make this statement the strength of my word I have observed this ‘yagnya’, fast. Friends ! Fast has its potential, this is my conviction and by the potential of fast the ordinary man is able to carry his statement to its root.

You just imagine brothers! The way Gujarat is developing today.....!Dairy business, dairy. Our cattle rearer, farmers.....they have cows and cattle, for eight months they depend on cattle rearing only.....You just think, from today 10 years before the milk production of Saurashtra was just 70,000 litres, only 70,000 litres. Today, Today it has reached up to 20,00,000 litres. Within just 10 years..... Government had decided not to run dairies, not to run dairies in Kathiawad was illegal decision. Brothers ! When I came I was shocked for what these people must have done ? I worked differently. I asked them to run diaries and those who ran diaries were provided finance also and now diaries are established and are run in Kathiawad. That peasant who sold milk for hardly 10 Rupees, now he earns 25, 27 or even 30 Rupees, his household income is increased , Brother!! The milk of cattle rearing which was neglected earlier, today income from that milk is raised. Poor man ! He would make dairy products, burn wood and coal still he would not get the cost as expected, we have seen such days. Now due to the onset of diary the earnings from it has also been increased, the income has got guarantee. Not only this, Brothers! in whole Gujarat wherever the dairies are established what was the condition of the milk production? Before 2001 , the availability of milk was 40-42 lakh litre, at present 120 lakh is filled in the diaries of Gujarat. Try to understand the process by which peasant’s earning can be increased. We have started a mission to make peasants of Gujarat self reliant. In many areas of Saurashtra cotton is produced. Before 2001 23 lakh raw cotton was produced, now 1 crore 23 lakh raw cotton is produced on the lands of Gujarat by our farmers. This is known as ‘Development’. This is the example of how the changes are brought.

In 2001 I was conducting a meeting in an urban sector. I was surprised to know that even after to and fro of many governments , many budgets that were formed, but nothing was thought on the urban poverty and health , will you think...! This government is such that Friends, arrangement regarding the health of urban poorer is made and then Indian government also felt that something has to be done for urban poverty.

We thought on the skills that are possessed by an ordinary man. In the past how was it ? There was no value if anybody get ITI education. Let it be, he is from ITI.....We gave me prestige. I told the student who passes out ITI, by finishing one year course he should be considered as 10th pass, and one who have finished two years course, he should be considered as 12th pass, thereafter if he wishes to go for diploma or degree open the doors for it. This is done in Gujarat and a new enthusiasm is established among those boys of Gujarat who are technically skilled. He could change his life. After learning till 5th or 7th std poor child must have given up his learning, leading his life in slums, without much earning as through hardship he could hardly earn his daily wages of 5 – 50 Rupees .....we decided to develop his skill, teach him some techniques. In major cities and towns we started a scheme named ‘Umeed’, wherein every year more than one lakh youngsters who studied till just 5th or 7th std were given technical education and now they are able to earn 10 thousand, 12 thousand, 15 thousand with guarantee. Who cares for this ? Mission is carried out to bring changes in the life of an ordinary man.

Ladies & Gentlemen, If we want to develop, if we want to cross new heights then 50 kinds of strength of the society should also be included in the journey of development. Our slogan is “Together we all, Develop we all” All should assist, if all are ready to give their assistance and help, then all will develop. To strengthen the skills of women we have started ‘Mission Mangalam’. In last 3 to 4 years we have started 2.50 lakh Sakhi Mandal. For the women living below poverty line who saves 1 rupee, 2 Rupee, start mandal, the government assist them, help them to get them loans from the banks, through this are able to run their business, make production on small scale basis. Today I met sisters of Sakhi Mandal in an exhibition, I came to know that each woman of Sakhi Mandal now has become capable of earning more than 1500-2000. At present there are more than 2500 lakh Sakhi Mandals in Gujarat. Trading worth Rs 1500 crore is given in hands of sisters living their life below poverty line.1500 crore Rupees , brother. In coming days I want to increase this amount till 5000 crore Rupees . You just think ! The turnover worth Rs 5000 crore handled by women living below poverty line, it means a major financial trading. You can’t imagine the strength that will be achieved. This is an example to know how to make developments. These people can’t imagine, friends. They do not understand what is the order. Ladies and Gentlmen, We want to take Gujarat at new height. We want to achieve new heights in every sector.

Whether it business, agriculture, tourism....The entire Kathiawad has a large potential for tourism. If we concentrate on the tourism of Kutch and Kathiawad then it is so powerful that the tourism business of entire India can be covered and turned into it. Dwarka, Somnath, Lions of Gir, the desert of Kutch, 1500 km long coastal area.......what we do not have ? All this appeared after me, brother ? Lions of Gir followed me ?I could see them, but they could not and so nowadays there is a long queue to see lions. In the tourist centre of Kathiawad 40 new hotels are constructed, just within 2 years....Amitabh Bachhan has just started publicity on it. 40 new hotels are constructed, more than 1000 beds are made. Not only this, in Gir forest people have started constructing new rooms with western style toilet facility outside their houses and these rooms are used as paying guest and are given on rent .They have started earning 2-2000 rupees per night, Brother!. Now ‘Home Lease’ is started, paying guest system is now becoming common,now ‘Home-Stay’ facility is coming up. Visit the desert of Kutch. Now in the old....... last village on the border of Pakistan numerous resorts are being constructed. Maximum benefit of tourism will be availed by Kutch and Kathiawad. This all is done to attract tourists from all over India. If tourism develops, even the most poor man will get job. When Tourism develops rickshawala earns, Taxi man earns, chocolate seller earns, on the bus-stand that Bhajiya-Papad seller also earns, man having Tea-stall earns, one who makes Dolls and sells them, thus doll seller also earns each and every man earns, Friends, Such is the Tourism .Its does not required any big investment. Only thing is to form a nature to approach and welcome warmly the guests from outside. If we try to loot or deceive them then no one will come. But we do as per their wish gradually then we can also earn, people also tend to approach. Today in Gujarat tourism is developing in full swing. Its maximum benefit will go to Kutch and Kathiawad, Friends. They have become its beneficiary because The God has given them many things. Our ancestors also have left many things over here, take its advantage, brother! There was a time, this coastal area of Saurashtra was considered as burden by us. Salty air, salty area, all parents were banging their heads that after taking birth over here, where would they send their children to live a better life and so to polish pearls whole Kathiawad became vacant. Alas ! They saw a very struggled life in Surat and Mumbai .Why? Because they considered this coastal area as burden. The coastal area which was considered as burden till tomorrow, today it has given us a break, Friends. The 1500 km long coastal area has opened the doors of development for India, it has become as entrance for the prosperity of our country and the days are not far Friends, within 20 years you will see..... you remember my this words, just within 20 years you will see that an entire brand new Gujarat living around this coastal area. Whole coastal area will prosper and Kutch and Kathiawad will be benefited by it directly. This opportunity will not be missed, and through Sadbhavana Mission the strength of Gujarat will be increased. We have to add to the powers of Unity, Peace, and brotherhood...... The elements that have tried to defame Gujarat, with the ideology of Sadbhavana by introducing its strength, by accelerating the speed of development, the power to shut the mouths of people in the world exists with the 6 crore citizens of Gujarat, on that base we have to move ahead.

Ladies & Gentlemen! When I have arrived on the lands of Rajkot, for that coming days for the development of Rajkot we have thought of investing 1100 crore Rupees which includes strengthening of roads, recarpating, widening of roads ......river front, we have to give shape to the project of river front in Rajkot, Brother! And we have to change the face and colour of Rajkot. There are many such projects but I am not detailing you today but through about 21different projects, with huge amount of 1100 crore Rupees the Development journey of Rajkot is moving forward to great speed, and from today we have started mission to fasten this speed of development .

Ladies & Gentlemen! How can we develop ? There was a time whenever a zilla got 1 crore Rupees from Gandhinagar it took wasted one month in celebrating the same. If they got 1 crore Rupees then they wasted time in celebrating it and distributing sweets. Ladies and Gentlmen ! Today we are distributing money. Develop Gujarat, Develop, Develop, Develop—we move a head with this one and the only one ideology and we have come forward. I am very very much thankful for the huge response and presence shown by Rajkot and all my Friends who have come here I request them that once again all of them should go from the lower side. I wish them all Ram.. Ram.......


Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat..........!!

Thank you so much.....!!

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ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ନମସ୍କାର ।

ଦୁଇ ଦିନ ପୂର୍ବର କିଛି ଚମତ୍କାର ଛବି, କିଛି ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ମୁହୁର୍ତ୍ତ ଏବେ ବି ମୋ ଆଖି ଆଗରେ ରହିଛି । ତେଣୁ, ଏଥର ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ର ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିବା ସେହି ମୁହୁର୍ତ୍ତଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ନେଇ । ଟୋକିଓ ଅଲମ୍ପିକ୍ସରେ ଭାରତୀୟ ଖେଳାଳିମାନଙ୍କୁ ତ୍ରିରଙ୍ଗା ଧରି ଚାଲୁଥିବା ଦେଖି କେବଳ ମୁଁ ନୁହେଁ, ବରଂ ସାରା ଦେଶ ରୋମାଞ୍ଚିତ ହୋଇଉଠିଲା । ସାରା ଦେଶ ସତେ ଯେମିତି ଆମର ଏହି ଯୋଦ୍ଧାମାନଙ୍କୁ କହିଲା –

ବିଜୟୀ ଭବ . . . ବିଜୟୀ ଭବ  ।

ଏହି ଖେଳାଳିମାନେ ଯେତେବେଳେ ଭାରତରୁ ପ୍ରସ୍ଥାନ କରିଥିଲେ, ସେତେବେଳେ ମୋତେ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ସହ କଥାବାର୍ତ୍ତା ହେବାର, ସେମାନଙ୍କ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣିବାର ଏବଂ ଦେଶକୁ ଜଣାଇବାର ସୁଯୋଗ ମିଳିଥିଲା । ଏହି ଖେଳାଳିମାନେ ଜୀବନର ଅନେକ ବାଧାବିଘ୍ନକୁ ପାର କରି ଏ ଯାଏ ପହଞ୍ଚିଛନ୍ତି । ଆଜି ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପାଖରେ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ସ୍ନେହ ଏବଂ ସମର୍ଥନର ଶକ୍ତି ରହିଛି । ତେଣୁ ଆସନ୍ତୁ, ସମସ୍ତେ ମିଶି ଆମର ଏହି ଖେଳାଳିମାନଙ୍କୁ ନିଜ ନିଜର ଶୁଭେଚ୍ଛା ଜଣାଇ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ଉତ୍ସାହ ବୃଦ୍ଧି କରିବା । ସାମାଜିକ ଗଣମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଅଲମ୍ପିକ୍ସ ଖେଳାଳିମାନଙ୍କ ସମର୍ଥନ ପାଇଁ ଆମର ଭିକ୍ଟୋରୀ ପଞ୍ଚ କ୍ୟାମ୍ପେନ୍ ଏବେ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇସାରିଛି । ଆପଣ ମଧ୍ୟ ନିଜ ଟିମ ସହ ନିଜର ଭିକ୍ଟୋରୀ ପଞ୍ଚ ଶେୟାର କରନ୍ତୁ । ଭାରତକୁ ପ୍ରୋତ୍ସାହିତ କରନ୍ତୁ ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଯିଏ ଦେଶ ପାଇଁ ତ୍ରିରଙ୍ଗା ଧାରଣ କରେ, ତା’ର ସମ୍ମାନାର୍ଥେ ଆବେଗରେ ଜୁଡୁବୁଡୁ ହୋଇଯିବା ସ୍ୱାଭାବିକ । ଦେଶର ଏହି ଭାବନା ଆମ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ବାନ୍ଧି ରଖିଛି । ଆସନ୍ତାକାଲି, ଅର୍ଥାତ ଜୁଲାଇ ୨୬ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ କାରଗିଲ୍ ଦିବସ ମଧ୍ୟ ରହିଛି । କାରଗିଲ୍ ଯୁଦ୍ଧ, ଭାରତୀୟ ସେନାବାହିନୀର ବୀରତ୍ୱ ଏବଂ ସଂଯମର ଏଭଳି ଏକ ପ୍ରତୀକ, ଯାହାକୁ ସାରା ବିଶ୍ୱ ଦେଖିଛି । ଏଥର ଏହି ଗୌରବମୟ ଦିନଟି ମଧ୍ୟ ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ ସମୟରେ ପାଳିତ ହେବ । ତେଣୁ, ଏହାର ଗୁରୁତ୍ୱ ଆହୁରି ଅଧିକ ହୋଇଯାଇଛି । ମୁଁ ଚାହୁଁଛି ଯେ କାରଗିଲ ରୋମାଞ୍ଚକର କାହାଣୀ ଆପଣମାନେ ପଢ଼ନ୍ତୁ, କାରଗିଲ ବୀରମାନଙ୍କୁ ଆମେ ସମସ୍ତେ ପ୍ରଣାମ କରିବା ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଏଥର ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୧୫ ଦିନ ଦେଶ ନିଜର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ୭୫ତମ ବର୍ଷରେ ପ୍ରବେଶ କରିବାକୁ ଯାଉଛି । ଏହା ଆମର ବହୁତ ବଡ଼ ସୌଭାଗ୍ୟ ଯେ, ଯେଉଁ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ପାଇଁ ଦେଶ ଶହ ଶହ ବର୍ଷ ଧରି ପ୍ରତୀକ୍ଷା କଲା, ତାହାର ୭୫ ବର୍ଷ ପୂରଣ ହେବା ଘଟଣାର ଆମେ ସାକ୍ଷୀ ହେବାକୁ ଯାଉଛୁ । ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କର ମନେଥିବ, ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ୭୫ ବର୍ଷ ପାଳନ ପାଇଁ ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୧୨ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ବାପୁଙ୍କ ସାବରମତୀ ଆଶ୍ରମରୁ ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବର ଶୁଭାରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଥିଲା । ସେହିଦିନ ବାପୁଙ୍କ ଦାଣ୍ଡିଯାତ୍ରାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ପୁନର୍ଜୀବିତ କରାଯାଇଥିଲା । ସେହିଦିନଠାରୁ ଜମ୍ମୁ-କଶ୍ମୀରଠାରୁ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରି ପୁଡୁଚେରୀ ଯାଏ, ଗୁଜରାଟରୁ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରି ଉତ୍ତର-ପୂର୍ବାଞ୍ଚଳ ଯାଏ, ସାରା ଦେଶରେ ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ ସହ ସଂଲଗ୍ନ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମମାନ ଚାଲିଛି । ଅନେକ ଏଭଳି ଘଟଣା, ଏଭଳି ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ, ଯେଉଁମାନଙ୍କର ବହୁତ ବଡ଼ ଅବଦାନ ରହିଛି, କିନ୍ତୁ ସେମାନେ ଲୋକଲୋଚନକୁ ଆସିପାରିନାହାନ୍ତି, ସେମାନଙ୍କ ବିଷୟରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଜାଣିବାକୁ ପାଉଛୁ । ଯେମିତିକି ମୋଇରାଙ୍ଗ ଦେଙ୍କ କଥା ଧରନ୍ତୁ । ମଣିପୁରର ଗୋଟିଏ ଛୋଟ ଇଲାକା ମୋଇରାଙ୍ଗ, ଏକଦା ନେତାଜୀ ସୁଭାଷ ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର ବୋଷଙ୍କ ଇଣ୍ଡିଆନ ନ୍ୟାସନାଲ୍ ଆର୍ମି ବା ଆଇ.ଏନ୍.ଏ.ର ଗୋଟିଏ ପ୍ରମୁଖ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟସ୍ଥଳ ଥିଲା । ଏଠାରେ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ବହୁ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଆଇ.ଏନ୍.ଏ.ର କର୍ଣ୍ଣେଲ ଶୌକତ୍ ମଲିକ୍ ପତାକା ଉତ୍ତୋଳନ କରିଥିଲେ । ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ ସମୟରେ ଏପ୍ରିଲ ୧୪ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ପୁଣି ଥରେ ସେହି ମୋଇରାଙ୍ଗରେ ପତାକା ଉତ୍ତୋଳନ କରାଗଲା । ଏଭଳି ଅନେକ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀ ଓ ମହାପୁରୁଷ ରହିଛନ୍ତି, ଯେଉଁମାନଙ୍କୁ ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ ସମୟରେ ଦେଶ ସ୍ମରଣ କରୁଛି । ସରକାର ଏବଂ ସାମାଜିକ ସଂଗଠନଗୁଡ଼ିକ ତରଫରୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ନିରନ୍ତର ଭାବେ ଏହା ସହ ଜଡ଼ିତ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମଗୁଡ଼ିକ ଆୟୋଜନ କରାଯାଉଛି । ଏହିଭଳି ଏକ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ଏଥର ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୧୫ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ଅନୁଷ୍ଠିତ ହେବାକୁ ଯାଉଛି । ଏହା ଜାତୀୟ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ସହ ଜଡ଼ିତ ଗୋଟିଏ ପ୍ରୟାସ । ସଂସ୍କୃତି ମନ୍ତ୍ରଣାଳୟ ଦ୍ୱାରା ଏହି ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା କରାଯାଉଛି ଯେ, ଏହି ଦିନ ଅଧିକରୁ ଅଧିକ ଭାରତବାସୀ ମିଶି ଜାତୀୟ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ଗାନ କରନ୍ତୁ । ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଗୋଟିଏ ୱେବସାଇଟ ମଧ୍ୟ ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତ କରାଯାଇଛି – ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରଗାନ ଡଟ୍ ଇନ୍ । ଏହି ୱେବସାଇଟ ସହାୟତାରେ ଆପଣ ଜାତୀୟ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ଗାନ କରି ତାହାକୁ ରେକର୍ଡ଼ କରିପାରିବେ, ଏହି ଅଭିଯାନ ସହ ସାମିଲ ହୋଇପାରିବେ । ଏହି ନିଆରା ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ସହ ଆପଣମାନେ ଯୋଡ଼ି ହେବେ ବୋଲି ମୋର ଆଶା । ଏହି ଧରଣର ଅନେକ ଅଭିଯାନ, ଅନେକ ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କୁ ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନମାନଙ୍କରେ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ମିଳିବ । ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ କୌଣସି ସରକାରୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ନୁହେଁ ବା କୌଣସି ରାଜନୈତିକ ଦଳର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ ନୁହେଁ, ଏହା କୋଟି କୋଟି ଭାରତବାସୀଙ୍କ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମ । ଏହା ହେଉଛି ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନ ଏବଂ କୃତଜ୍ଞ ଭାରତୀୟଙ୍କ ନିଜର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀମାନଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରଣାମ । ଏହି ମହୋତ୍ସବର ମୂଳ ଚିନ୍ତାଧାରା ବହୁତ ବିସ୍ତୃତ । ଏହି ଚିନ୍ତାଧାରା ହେଉଛି, ନିଜର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ସଂଗ୍ରାମୀମାନଙ୍କ ପଦାଙ୍କ ଅନୁସରଣ କରିବା, ସେମାନଙ୍କ ସ୍ୱପ୍ନର ଦେଶ ଗଢ଼ିବା । ଯେମିତିକି ଦେଶର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ପାଇଁ ମୁକ୍ତିସଂଗ୍ରାମୀମାନେ ଖୁବ୍ ଆବେଗର ସହ ଏକଜୁଟ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲେ, ଠିକ ସେହିଭଳି ଭାବେ ଆମେ ଦେଶର ଉନ୍ନତି ପାଇଁ ଏକଜୁଟ ହେବାକୁ ପଡ଼ିବ । ଆମକୁ ଦେଶ ପାଇଁ ବଞ୍ଚିବାକୁ ହେବ, ଦେଶ ପାଇଁ କାମ କରିବାକୁ ହେବ । ଏଥିରେ ଛୋଟ ଛୋଟ ପ୍ରୟାସ ମଧ୍ୟ ବଡ଼ ସଫଳତା ଆଣି ଦେଇପାରେ । ଦୈନନ୍ଦିନର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିବା ସାଙ୍ଗରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଆମେ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର ନିର୍ମାଣ କରିପାରିବା, ଯେମିତିକି ଭୋକାଲ୍ ଫର୍ ଲୋକାଲ୍ । ଆମ ଦେଶର ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଉଦ୍ୟୋଗୀ, କଳାକାର, ଶିଳ୍ପୀ, ବୁଣାକାରମାନଙ୍କୁ ସହାୟତା କରିବା ଆମର ଅଭ୍ୟାସ ହେବା ଉଚିତ । ଅଗଷ୍ଟ ୭ ତାରିଖ ଦିନ ପଡ଼ୁଥିବା ଜାତୀୟ ହସ୍ତତନ୍ତ ଦିବସ ଏଭଳି ଏକ ସୁଯୋଗ, ଯେଉଁଦିନ ଆମେ ଏ ଦିଗରେ ଚେଷ୍ଟା କରି କାମ କରିପାରିବା । ଜାତୀୟ ହସ୍ତତନ୍ତ ଦିବସ ସହ ଅନେକ ଐତିହାସିକ ପୃଷ୍ଠଭୂମି ଜଡ଼ିତ । ୧୯୦୫ ମସିହାରେ ଏହି ଦିନ ସ୍ୱଦେଶୀ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଥିଲା ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆମ ଦେଶର ଗ୍ରାମାଞ୍ଚଳ ଏବଂ ଆଦିବାସୀ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ହସ୍ତତନ୍ତ, ଆୟର ଏକ ପ୍ରମୁଖ ସ୍ରୋତ । ଏହା ଏଭଳି କ୍ଷେତ୍ର, ଯେଉଁଥିରେ ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ମହିଳା, ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ବୁଣାକାର, ଲକ୍ଷ ଲକ୍ଷ ଶିଳ୍ପୀ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରତ । ଆପଣଙ୍କର ଛୋଟ ଛୋଟ ପ୍ରୟାସ ବୁଣାକାରମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ନୂତନ ଆଶା ସୃଷ୍ଟି କରିବ । ଆପଣ ନିଜେ କିଛି ନା କିଛି କିଣନ୍ତୁ, ଏବଂ ନିଜ କଥା ଅନ୍ୟମାନଙ୍କୁ ବି ଜଣାନ୍ତୁ । ଆଉ, ଯେତେବେଳେ ଆମେ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ୭୫ ବର୍ଷ ପାଳନ କରୁଛୁ, ସେତେବେଳେ ତ ଏତିକି କରିବା ଆମର ଦାୟିତ୍ୱ ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ । ଆପଣମାନେ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ କରିଥିବେ, ୨୦୧୪ ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ସମୟରୁ ହିଁ ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ରେ ଆମେ ସବୁବେଳେ ଖଦି ବିଷୟରେ କଥା ହେଉଛୁ । କେବଳ ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ଯୋଗୁଁ ହିଁ ଆଜି ଦେଶରେ ଖଦୀର ବିକ୍ରି ଅନେକ ଗୁଣ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ପାଇଛି । ଗୋଟିଏ ଖଦୀଭଣ୍ଡାରରୁ ଦିନକରେ ଏକ କୋଟି ଟଙ୍କାରୁ ଅଧିକ ବିକ୍ରିବଟା ହେବାକଥା କ’ଣ କେହି ଚିନ୍ତା କରିପାରୁଥିଲା? କିନ୍ତୁ, ଆପଣମାନେ ଏକଥା ମଧ୍ୟ କରି ଦେଖାଇଲେ । ଆପଣ ଯେତେବେଳେ ବି କିଛି ଖଦି ତିଆରି ଜିନିଷ କିଣନ୍ତି, ସେତେବେଳେ ଏହାର ଲାଭ ଆମର ଗରିବ ବୁଣାକାର ବନ୍ଧୁମାନଙ୍କୁ ହିଁ ମିଳିଥାଏ । ତେଣୁ, ଖଦି କିଣିବା ମଧ୍ୟ ଏକ ପ୍ରକାର ଜନସେବା, ଏକ ପ୍ରକାର ଦେଶସେବା । ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଭାଇ-ଭଉଣୀମାନେ, ଆପଣମାନେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଗ୍ରାମାଞ୍ଚଳରେ ତିଆରି ହେଉଥିବା ହ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡଲୁମ ପ୍ରଡକ୍ଟସ କିଣିବା ପାଇଁ ଏବଂ ଏହାକୁ #MyHandloomMyPride ସହ ଶେୟାର କରିବାକୁ ମୋର ଅନୁରୋଧ ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ ଏବଂ ଖଦୀ କଥା ପଡ଼ିଥିବା ବେଳେ ପୂଜ୍ୟ ବାପୁଙ୍କ କଥା ମନେପଡ଼ିବା ସ୍ୱାଭାବିକ । ଯେମିତି ବାପୁଙ୍କ ନେତୃତ୍ୱରେ ଭାରତଛାଡ଼ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନ ହୋଇଥିଲା, ଠିକ୍ ସେହିଭଳି, ଆଜି ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ଦେଶବାସୀଙ୍କୁ ଭାରତ ଯୋଡ଼ୋ ଆନ୍ଦୋଳନର ନେତୃତ୍ୱ ନେବାକୁ ହେବ । ଏହା ଆମ କର୍ତ୍ତବ୍ୟ ହେବା ଉଚିତ ଯେ ଆମେ ନିଜ କାମ ଏଭଳି ଢଙ୍ଗରେ କରିବା ଯାହା ବିବିଧତାରେ ପରିପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଆମ ଭାରତକୁ ଯୋଡ଼ିବାରେ ସହାୟକ ହେବ । ତେବେ ଆସନ୍ତୁ, ଅମୃତ ମହୋତ୍ସବ ଅବସରରେ ଆମେ ଅମୃତ ସଂକଳ୍ପ ଗ୍ରହଣ କରିବା ଯେ, ଦେଶ ହିଁ ଆମର ସବୁଠାରୁ ବଡ଼ ଆସ୍ଥା, ସବୁଠାରୁ ବଡ଼ ଅଗ୍ରାଧିକାର ହୋଇରହୁ । ନେସନ୍ ଫାଷ୍ଟ୍, ଅଲ୍ୱେଜ୍ ଫାଷ୍ଟ୍ – ଏହି ମନ୍ତ୍ର ସହ ଆମକୁ ଆଗକୁ ବଢ଼ିବାକୁ ହେବ ।

ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ଆଜି ମୁଁ ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ ଶୁଣୁଥିବା ମୋର ଯୁବବନ୍ଧୁମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ବିଶେଷ କୃତଜ୍ଞତା ଜଣାଇବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛି । କିଛିଦିନ ତଳେ ହିଁ, ମାଇଁଗଭ୍ ତରଫରୁ ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ର ଶ୍ରୋତାମାନଙ୍କୁ ନେଇ ଗୋଟିଏ ଅଧ୍ୟୟନ କରାଯାଇଥିଲା । ଏଥିରେ ଜଣାପଡ଼ିଲା ଯେ, ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ ପାଇଁ ବାର୍ତ୍ତା ଏବଂ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବମାନ ପଠାଉଥିବା ଲୋକଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ପ୍ରାୟତଃ ୭୫ ପ୍ରତିଶତ ଲୋକଙ୍କର ବୟସ ୩୫ ବର୍ଷରୁ କମ୍ । ଅର୍ଥାତ, ଭାରତର ଯୁବଶକ୍ତିର ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବଗୁଡ଼ିକ ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’କୁ ଦିଗଦର୍ଶନ ଦେଉଛନ୍ତି । ମୁଁ ଏହାକୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ବହୁତ ଭଲ ସଙ୍କେତ ବୋଲି ମନେ କରୁଛି । ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ ଏଭଳି ଏକ ମାଧ୍ୟମ ଯେଉଁଠି ରହିଛି ସକାରାତ୍ମକତା, ସମ୍ବେଦନଶୀଳତା । ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ରେ ଆମେ ସକାରାତ୍ମକ କଥାଗୁଡ଼ିକ କହିଥାଉ । ଏହାର ଚରିତ୍ର କଲେକ୍ଟିଭ୍ ବା ସମଷ୍ଟିଗତ । ସକାରାତ୍ମକ ଚିନ୍ତାଧାରା ଏବଂ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବ ପାଇଁ ଭାରତର ଯୁବବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ଏହି ସକ୍ରିୟତା ମୋତେ ଆନନ୍ଦିତ କରୁଛି । ମୋତେ ଏକଥାକୁ ନେଇ ମଧ୍ୟ ଖୁସି ଲାଗୁଛି ଯେ, ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ମୋତେ ଯୁବମାନସକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଜାଣିବାର ସୁଯୋଗ ମିଳୁଛି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କଠୁ ମିଳିଥିବା ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବଗୁଡ଼ିକ ହିଁ, ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ର ପ୍ରକୃତ ଶକ୍ତି । ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରସ୍ତାବଗୁଡ଼ିକ ହିଁ ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଭାରତର ବିବିଧତାର ପରିପ୍ରକାଶ କରନ୍ତି, ଭାରତବାସୀଙ୍କ ସେବା ଓ ତ୍ୟାଗର ମହକ ଚତୁର୍ଦିଗରେ ପ୍ରସାରିତ କରନ୍ତି । ଆମ ପରିଶ୍ରମୀ ଯୁବବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ଇନୋଭେସନ୍ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରେରଣା ଯୋଗାଇଥାଏ । ‘ମନ୍ କି ବାତ୍’ରେ ଆପଣମାନେ ଅନେକ ପ୍ରକାର ନୂଆ ଆଇଡିଆ ପଠାଇଥାନ୍ତି । ଆମେ ସବୁଗୁଡ଼ିକ ଉପରେ ତ ଆଲୋଚନା କରିପାରୁନାହୁଁ, କିନ୍ତୁ ସେଗୁଡ଼ିକ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଅନେକ ଆଇଡିଆ ମୁଁ ତତ୍ସଂଲଗ୍ନ ବିଭାଗଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ଭାବେ ପଠାଇଥାଏଁ ଯାହାଫଳରେ ସେ ଦିଗରେ ଆଗକୁ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିହେବ ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ମୁଁ ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କୁ ସାଇ ପ୍ରନୀଥଙ୍କ ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ବିଷୟରେ ନିଶ୍ଚୟ ଜଣାଇବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛି । ଆନ୍ଧ୍ରପ୍ରଦେଶର ବାସିନ୍ଦା ସାଇ ପ୍ରନୀଥ ଜଣେ ସଫ୍ଟୱେୟାର ଇଞ୍ଜିନିୟର । ଗତବର୍ଷ ସେ ଲକ୍ଷ୍ୟ କଲେ ଯେ, ତାଙ୍କ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ପାଣିପାଗର ଅସ୍ୱାଭାବିକତା ଯୋଗୁଁ ଚାଷୀମାନଙ୍କୁ ବହୁତ କ୍ଷତି ସହିବାକୁ ପଡ଼ିଥିଲା । ପାଣିପାଗ ବିଷୟରେ ବହୁତ ଆଗରୁ ତାଙ୍କର ଆଗ୍ରହ ରହିଥିଲା । ତେଣୁ ସେ ନିଜର ଆଗ୍ରହ ଏବଂ ନିଜର ପ୍ରତିଭାକୁ ଚାଷୀମାନଙ୍କ ହିତ ପାଇଁ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରିବାକୁ ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ଗ୍ରହଣ କଲେ । ଏବେ ସେ ଭିନ୍ନ ଭିନ୍ନ ଡାଟା ସୋର୍ସରୁ ପାଣିପାଗ ସମ୍ପର୍କୀୟ ତଥ୍ୟ କିଣୁଛନ୍ତି, ଏହାର ବିଷ୍ଳେଷଣ କରୁଛନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ବିଭିନ୍ନ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଆଞ୍ଚଳିକ ଭାଷାରେ ଏହି ସୂଚନା ଚାଷୀମାନଙ୍କ ନିକଟକୁ ପହଞ୍ଚାଉଛନ୍ତି । ପାଣିପାଗ ସମ୍ପର୍କୀୟ ସଦ୍ୟତମ ସୂଚନା ବ୍ୟତୀତ ପ୍ରନୀଥ ଭିନ୍ନ ଭିନ୍ନ ଜଳବାୟୁ ପରିସ୍ଥିତିରେ ଲୋକ କ’ଣ କରିବା ଦରକାର, ସେ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ମାର୍ଗଦର୍ଶନ ମଧ୍ୟ ଦେଉଛନ୍ତି । ବିଶେଷକରି ବନ୍ୟାରୁ ରକ୍ଷା ପାଇବା କିମ୍ବା ବଜ୍ରପାତରୁ କିଭଳି ସୁରକ୍ଷିତ ରହିହେବ ସେ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ଜଣାଉଛନ୍ତି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଏକ ପକ୍ଷରେ ଏହି ଯୁବ ସଫ୍ଟୱେୟାର ଇଞ୍ଜିନିୟରଙ୍କର ଏହି ପ୍ରୟାସ ମନକୁ ଛୁଇଁଯାଉଥିବା ବେଳେ ଅନ୍ୟପକ୍ଷରେ ଆମର ଅନ୍ୟ ଜଣେ ବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କ ଦ୍ୱାରା କରାଯାଉଥିବା ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିବିଦ୍ୟାର ଉପଯୋଗ ମଧ୍ୟ ଆପଣମାନଙ୍କୁ ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟାନ୍ୱିତ କରିଦେବ । ଏହି ବନ୍ଧୁଜଣକ ହେଉଛନ୍ତି ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସମ୍ବଲପୁର ଜିଲ୍ଲାର ଗୋଟିଏ ଗାଁରେ ବାସ କରୁଥିବା ଶ୍ରୀଯୁକ୍ତ ଇସାକ୍ ମୁଣ୍ଡା । ଇସାକ୍ ମହାଶୟ ଯିଏ ଦିନେ ଜଣେ ଦିନମଜୁରିଆ ଭାବେ କାମ କରୁଥିଲେ, ଆଜି ସେ ଜଣେ ଇଂଟରନେଟ୍ ସେନ୍ସେସନ୍ ପାଲଟିଯାଇଛନ୍ତି । ନିଜର ୟୁ-ଟ୍ୟୁବ୍ ଚ୍ୟାନେଲରୁ ସେ ପ୍ରଚୁର ଅର୍ଥ ଉପାର୍ଜନ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ନିଜ ଭିଡିଓଗୁଡ଼ିକରେ ସେ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ବ୍ୟଞ୍ଜନ, ପାରମ୍ପରିକ ରନ୍ଧନଶୈଳୀ, ନିଜ ଗାଁ, ନିଜର ଜୀବନଶୈଳୀ, ପରିବାର ଏବଂ ଖାଦ୍ୟପେୟର ଅଭ୍ୟାସ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ପ୍ରଦର୍ଶିତ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ଜଣେ ୟୁ-ଟ୍ୟୁବର୍ ଭାବେ ତାଙ୍କର ଯାତ୍ରା ମାର୍ଚ୍ଚ ୨୦୨୦ରେ ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଥିଲା, ଯେତେବେଳେ ସେ ଓଡ଼ିଶାର ସୁପ୍ରସିଦ୍ଧ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ଖାଦ୍ୟ ପଖାଳ ସହ ଜଡ଼ିତ ଗୋଟିଏ ଭିଡିଓ ପୋଷ୍ଟ କରିଥିଲେ । ସେବେଠାରୁ ସେ ଶହ ଶହ ଭିଡିଓ ପୋଷ୍ଟ କରିସାରିଛନ୍ତି । ତାଙ୍କର ଏହି ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ଅନେକ କାରଣରୁ ନିଆରା । ବିଶେଷକରି ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଯେ, ଏହାଦ୍ୱାରା ସହରାଞ୍ଚଳରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସେହି ଜୀବନଶୈଳୀ ଦେଖିବାର ସୁଯୋଗ ମିଳୁଛି, ଯାହା ବିଷୟରେ ସେମାନେ ବେଶୀ କିଛି ଜାଣନ୍ତିନି । ଇସାକ୍ ମୁଣ୍ଡା ମହାଶୟ ସଂସ୍କୃତି ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟଞ୍ଜନ ଉଭୟକୁ ମିଶାଇ ମନୋରଞ୍ଜନ କରୁଛନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ଆମ ସମସ୍ତଙ୍କୁ ପ୍ରେରଣା ମଧ୍ୟ ଯୋଗାଉଛନ୍ତି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆମେ ଯେତେବେଳେ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିବିଦ୍ୟା କଥା କହୁଛୁ, ସେତେବେଳେ ମୁଁ ଆଉ ଗୋଟିଏ କୌତୂହଳପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ବିଷୟ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଆଲୋଚନା କରିବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛି । ନିକଟରେ ଆପଣମାନେ ପଢ଼ିଥିବେ କିମ୍ବା ଦେଖିଥିବେ ଯେ, ଆଇଆଇଟି ମାଡ୍ରାସର ପୁରାତନ ଛାତ୍ରମାନଙ୍କ ଦ୍ୱାରା ସ୍ଥାପିତ ଗୋଟିଏ ଷ୍ଟାର୍ଟ ଅପ୍ ଏକ ଥ୍ରୀଡି ପ୍ରିଂଟେଡ୍ ହାଉସ ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ଥ୍ରୀଡି ପ୍ରିଣ୍ଟ୍ କରି ଗୃହ ନିର୍ମାଣ ଅନ୍ତତଃ କିଭଳି ସମ୍ଭବ ହେଲା ? ପ୍ରକୃତରେ ଏହି ଷ୍ଟାର୍ଟ ଅପ୍ ସର୍ବପ୍ରଥମେ ଥ୍ରୀଡି ପ୍ରିଣ୍ଟରରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଥ୍ରୀ ଡାଇମେନ୍ସନାଲ୍ ଡିଜାଇନକୁ ଫିଡ୍ କଲେ ଏବଂ ପରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ବିଶେଷ ଧରଣର କଂକ୍ରିଟ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ପରସ୍ତ ପରସ୍ତ କରି ଗୋଟିଏ ଥ୍ରୀଡି ଷ୍ଟ୍ରକ୍ଚର ନିର୍ମାଣ କରିଦେଲେ । ଆପଣମାନେ ଏକଥା ଜାଣି ଖୁସିହେବେ ଯେ, ସାରା ଦେଶରେ ଏହିଭଳି ଅନେକ ପରୀକ୍ଷା-ନିରୀକ୍ଷା ଚାଲିଛି । ଦିନ ଥିଲା ଯେତେବେଳେ ଛୋଟ ଛୋଟ ନିର୍ମାଣ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ବହୁତ ବର୍ଷ ଲାଗିଯାଉଥିଲା । କିନ୍ତୁ ଏବେ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିବିଦ୍ୟା ଯୋଗୁଁ ଭାରତରେ ପରିସ୍ଥିତି ବଦଳୁଛି । ଆଗରୁ ଆମେ ବିଶ୍ୱର ଏଭଳି ଇନ୍ନୋଭେଟିଭ କମ୍ପାନୀଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଆମନ୍ତ୍ରିତ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଗୋଟିଏ ଗ୍ଲୋବାଲ୍ ହାଉସିଂ ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜି ଚ୍ୟାଲେଞ୍ଜ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଥିଲୁ । ଏହା ଦେଶରେ ଗୋଟିଏ ଭିନ୍ନ ଧରଣର ପ୍ରୟାସ । ତେଣୁ, ଆମେ ତାହାକୁ ବତୀଘର ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ଭାବେ ନାମିତ କରିଥିଲୁ । ଏବେ ଦେଶର ଛଅଟି ବତୀଘର ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଭିନ୍ନ ଭିନ୍ନ ସ୍ଥାନରେ ଦ୍ରୁତ ଗତିରେ ଚାଲିଛି । ଏହି ବତୀଘର ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପରେ ଆଧୁନିକ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିବିଦ୍ୟା ଏବଂ ଅଭିନବ ଉପାୟ ଅବଲମ୍ବନ କରାଯାଉଛି । ଏହାଦ୍ୱାରା ନିର୍ମାଣ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଅବଧି ହ୍ରାସ ପାଉଛି । ତା’ସଙ୍ଗେ ସଙ୍ଗେ ନିର୍ମିତ ହେଉଥିବା ଗୃହଗୁଡ଼ିକ ଦୀର୍ଘସ୍ଥାୟୀ, ଶସ୍ତା ଏବଂ ଆରାମଦାୟକ ହୋଇପାରୁଛି । ମୁଁ ନିକଟରେ ଡ୍ରୋନ ଜରିଆରେ ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟଗୁଡ଼ିକର ସମୀକ୍ଷା କରିଥିଲି ଏବଂ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟର ପ୍ରଗତିକୁ ସିଧାସଳଖ ଦେଖିଲି ।

ଇନ୍ଦୋରର ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟରେ ଇଟା ଓ ସିମେଣ୍ଟର କାନ୍ଥ ବଦଳରେ ପ୍ରି-ଫେବ୍ରିକେଟେଡ ସ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡ୍ୱିଚ୍ ପ୍ୟାନେଲ୍ ସିଷ୍ଟମ୍ ବ୍ୟବହାର କରାଯାଉଛି । ରାଜକୋଟରେ ଏକ ବତିଘର ଫରାସୀ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିବିଦ୍ୟାରେ ନିର୍ମାଣ କରାଯାଉଛି, ଯେଉଁଥିରେ ଟନେଲ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ମନୋଲିଥିକ୍ କଂକ୍ରିଟ୍ କନଷ୍ଟ୍ରକ୍ସନ ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜି ବ୍ୟବହାର କରାଯାଉଛି । ଏହି ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜିରେ ତିଆରି ହେଉଥିବା ଘର ବିପର୍ଯ୍ୟୟର ସମ୍ମୁଖୀନ ହେବାରେ ଅଧିକ ସକ୍ଷମ ହେବ । ଚେନ୍ନାଇ, ଆମେରିକା ଓ ଫିନଲାଣ୍ଡରେ ଏହି ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜି - ପ୍ରି-କାଷ୍ଟ୍ କଂକ୍ରିଟ୍ ସିଷ୍ଟମର ଉପଯୋଗ କରାଯାଉଛି । ଏହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଘର ଶୀଘ୍ର ତିଆରି ହେବ ଏବଂ ଖର୍ଚ୍ଚ ମଧ୍ୟ କମ୍ ହେବ । ରାଂଚିରେ ଜର୍ମାନୀର ଥ୍ରୀଡି ନିର୍ମାଣ ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥାର ପ୍ରୟୋଗ କରାଯାଇ ଘର ତିଆରି କରାଯିବ । ଏଥିରେ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ କୋଠରିକୁ ଅଲଗା ଅଲଗା ତିଆରି କରାଯିବ, ପୁଣି ସମଗ୍ର ଷ୍ଟ୍ରକ୍ଚରକୁ ଏପରି ଯୋଡ଼ାଯିବ ଯେପରିକି ବ୍ଲକ୍ ଟଏଜକୁ ଯୋଡ଼ାଯାଏ । ଅଗରତାଲାରେ ନିଉଜିଲାଣ୍ଡ ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜିର ଉପଯୋଗ କରି ଷ୍ଟିଲ୍ଫ୍ରେମ୍ ସହ ଘର ତିଆରି କରାଯାଉଛି, ଯାହା ବଡ଼ ଭୂମିକମ୍ପକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ସମ୍ଭାଳିପାରିବ । ସେହିପରି ଲକ୍ଷ୍ନୌରେ କାନାଡାର ଟେକ୍ନୋଲୋଜି ବ୍ୟବହାର କରାଯାଉଛି । ଏଥିରେ ପଲସ୍ତରା ଏବଂ ରଙ୍ଗ କରାଯିବ ନାହିଁ ଓ ଖୁବଶୀଘ୍ର ଘର ତିଆରି ପାଇଁ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ହିଁ ନିର୍ମିତ କାନ୍ଥର ପ୍ରୟୋଗ କରାଯିବ ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆଜି ଦେଶରେ ଏପରି ଚେଷ୍ଟା ହେଉଛି ଯେ ଏହି ପ୍ରକଳ୍ପ ଇନକ୍ୟୁବେସନ ସେଣ୍ଟର ଭଳି କାମ କରିବ । ଏହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଆମର ଯୋଜନାକାରୀ, ସ୍ଥପତି, ଇଂଜିନିୟର ଓ ବିଦ୍ୟାର୍ଥୀମାନେ ନୂଆ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତିକୁ ଜାଣିପାରିବେ ଓ ତା’ର ପରୀକ୍ଷାନିରୀକ୍ଷା ମଧ୍ୟ କରିପାରିବେ । ମୁଁ ଏକଥାଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ବିଶେଷଭାବେ ଆମର ଯୁବପିଢ଼ି ପାଇଁ କହୁଛି, ଯେପରିକି ଆମ ଯୁବକ ଯୁବତୀମାନେ ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ର ହିତରେ ପ୍ରଯୁକ୍ତର ନୂଆ ନୂଆ କ୍ଷେତ୍ରଗୁଡ଼ିକ ପ୍ରତି ଆକର୍ଷିତ ହୋଇପାରିବେ ।

ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ଆପଣ ଇଂରେଜୀର ଗୋଟିଏ ପ୍ରବାଦ ଶୁଣିଥିବେ- “ଟୁ ଲର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଇଜ୍ ଟୁ ଗ୍ରୋ” ଅର୍ଥାତ ଶିଖିବା ହିଁ ଆଗକୁ ବଢ଼ିବା । ଯେତେବେଳେ ଆମେ କିଛି ନୂଆ ଶିଖୁ, ସେତେବେଳେ ଆମ ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରଗତିର ନୂଆ ନୂଆ ରାସ୍ତା ଆପେଆପେ ଖୋଲିଯାଏ । ଯେତେବେଳେ ବି କେଉଁଠି ନିଆରା କିଛି ନୂଆ କରିବାର ପ୍ରୟାସ ହୋଇଛି, ମାନବତା ପାଇଁ ନୂଆ ଦ୍ୱାର ଖୋଲିଛି, ଗୋଟିଏ ନୂଆ ଯୁଗର ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଛି । ଆଉ ଆପଣ ଦେଖିଥିବେ ଯେତେବେଳେ କେଉଁଠି କିଛି ନୂଆ ହୁଏ, ତା’ର ପରିଣାମ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟଚକିତ କରିଦିଏ । ଯେପରିକି ମୁଁ ଯଦି ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଏବେ ପଚାରିବି ଯେ ସେଓ ଓ ଆପଲ୍ ସହ ଆପଣ କେଉଁ ରାଜ୍ୟକୁ ଯୋଡ଼ିବେ? ତାହାଲେ ସର୍ବପ୍ରଥମେ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ମନରେ ନିଶ୍ଚିତ ଭାବେ ହିମାଚଳ ପ୍ରଦେଶ, ଜମ୍ମୁକଶ୍ମୀର ଓ ଉତ୍ତରାଖଣ୍ଡର ନାମ ଆସିବ । କିନ୍ତୁ ଯଦି ମୁଁ କହିବି ଯେ ଏଇ ତାଲିକାରେ ଆପଣ ମଣିପୁରର ନାଁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଯୋଡ଼ିଦିଅନ୍ତୁ ତେବେ ବୋଧହୁଏ ଆପଣ ଆଶ୍ଚର୍ଯ୍ୟ ହୋଇଯିବେ । କିଛି ନୂଆ କରିବାର ଉତ୍ସାହ ଉଦ୍ଦୀପନାରେ ଭରା ଯୁବକ ଯୁବତୀ ମଣିପୁରରେ ଏହି ଅଦ୍ଭୁତ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରି ଦେଖାଇଛନ୍ତି । ଆଜିକାଲି ମଣିପୁରର ଉଖରୁଲ୍ ଜିଲାରେ ବହୁ ପରିମାଣରେ ସେଓ ଚାଷ ହେଉଛି । ଏଠାକାର ଚାଷୀମାନେ ନିଜ ବଗିଚାରେ ସେଓ ଉତ୍ପାଦନ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ସେଓ ଉତ୍ପାଦନ ପାଇଁ ଏମାନେ ହିମାଚଳ ଯାଇ ବିଧିବଦ୍ଧଭାବେ ତାଲିମ ମଧ୍ୟ ନେଇଛନ୍ତି । ଏମାନଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରୁ ଜଣେ ହେଲେ ଟି ଏସ୍ ରିଙ୍ଗଫାମି ୟୋଙ୍ଗ୍ । ସେ ପେସାରେ ଜଣେ ଏରୋନଟିକାଲ୍ ଇଂଜିନିୟର୍ । ସେ ନିଜ ପତ୍ନୀ ଶ୍ରୀମତୀ ଟି.ଏସ୍. ଏଞ୍ଜେଲଙ୍କ ସହ ମିଶି ସେଓ ଉତ୍ପାଦନ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ସେହିପରି ଅବୁଙ୍ଗଶୀ ଶିମରେ ଅଗଷ୍ଟିନା ମଧ୍ୟ ନିଜ ବଗିଚାରେ ସେଓ ଉତ୍ପାଦନ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ଅବୁଙ୍ଗଶୀ ଦିଲ୍ଲୀରେ ଚାକିରି କରୁଥିଲେ । ତାକୁ ଛାଡ଼ି ସେ ନିଜ ଗାଁକୁ ଫେରିଆସିଲେ ଏବଂ ସେଓ ଚାଷ ଆରମ୍ଭ କଲେ । ମଣିପୁରରେ ଆଜି ଏପରି ଅନେକ ସେଓ ଉତ୍ପାଦକ ଅଛନ୍ତି, ଯେଉଁମାନେ କିଛି ଅଲଗା ଓ ନୂଆ କରିକି ଦେଖାଇଛନ୍ତି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆମର ଆଦିବାସୀ ସମ୍ପ୍ରଦାୟରେ କୋଳି ବହୁତ ଲୋକପ୍ରିୟ । ଆଦିବାସୀମାନେ ସବୁବେଳେ କୋଳି ଚାଷ କରିଥାନ୍ତି । କିନ୍ତୁ କୋଭିଡ-୧୯ ମହାମାରୀ ପରେ ଏହି ଚାଷ ବିଶେଷ ଭାବେ ବୃଦ୍ଧି ପାଉଛି । ତ୍ରିପୁରାର ଉନାକୋଟିରେ ଏହିପରି ୩୨ ବର୍ଷର ମୋର ଯୁବ ବନ୍ଧୁ ହେଲେ ବିକ୍ରମଜିତ ଚକମା । ସେ ବରକୋଳି ସେଓ ଚାଷ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରି ବହୁତ ଲାଭ ମଧ୍ୟ ପାଇଛନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ଏବେ ସେ ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ବରକୋଳିସେଓ ଚାଷ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ପ୍ରେରଣା ମଧ୍ୟ ଦେଉଛନ୍ତି । ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାର ମଧ୍ୟ ଏପରି ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ସାହାଯ୍ୟ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଆଗେଇ ଆସିଛନ୍ତି । ସରକାରଙ୍କ ଦ୍ୱାରା ଏଥିପାଇଁ କେତେକ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ନର୍ସରି ତିଆରି କରାଯାଇଛି, ଯେପରିକି ବରକୋଳି ସେଓ ଚାଷ ସହ ସମ୍ପୃକ୍ତ ଲୋକଙ୍କ ଚାହିଦା ପୂରଣ କରାଯାଇପାରିବ । ଚାଷରେ ନୂଆ ନୂଆ ପ୍ରୟୋଗ ମଧ୍ୟ ହେଉଛି ତ ଚାଷର ବାଇ ପ୍ରଡକ୍ଟରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସୃଜନଶୀଳତା ଦେଖିବାକୁ ମିଳୁଛି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଉତ୍ତରପ୍ରଦେଶର ଲଖିମପୁର ଖିରିରେ କରାଯାଇଥିବା ଏକ ପ୍ରୟାସ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ମୁଁ ଅବଗତ ହୋଇଛି । କୋଭିଡ ସମୟରେ ହିଁ ଲଖିମପୁର ଖିରିରେ ଏକ ନିଆରା ପ୍ରଚେଷ୍ଟା ହୋଇଛି । ସେଠାକାର ମହିଳାମାନେ କଦଳୀପଟୁଆରୁ ଫାଇବର ତିଆରି କରିବାର ତାଲିମ ଦେବାର କାମ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ୱେଷ୍ଟରୁ ବେଷ୍ଟ୍ କରିବାର ମାର୍ଗ । କଦଳୀପଟୁଆକୁ କାଟି ମେସିନ ସାହାଯ୍ୟରେ ବାନାନା ଫାଇବର୍ ତିଆରି କରାଯାଏ, ଯାହା ଝୋଟ ବା ଛଣ ଭଳି ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଏହି ଫାଇବରରୁ ହ୍ୟାଣ୍ଡବ୍ୟାଗ୍, ଚଟେଇ, ଦରି ଆଦି ଅନେକ ପ୍ରକାରର ଜିନିଷ ତିଆରି ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଏହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଗୋଟିଏ ପଟେ ଫସଲ ଆବର୍ଜନାର ବ୍ୟବହାର ଆରମ୍ଭ ହୋଇଗଲା, ଅନ୍ୟପଟେ ଗାଁରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଆମର ମାଆଭଉଣୀମାନଙ୍କୁ ଆୟର ଆଉ ଏକ ସାଧନ ମିଳିଗଲା । ବାନାନା ଫାଇବର ଏହି କାମରୁ ଜଣେ ସ୍ଥାନୀୟ ମହିଳାଙ୍କୁ ଚାରି ଶହରୁ ଛଅ ଶହ ଟଙ୍କା ଦୈନିକ ଆୟ ହୋଇଯାଏ । ଲଖିମପୁର ଖିରିରେ ଶହଶହ ଏକର ଜମିରେ କଦଳୀ ଚାଷ ହୋଇଥାଏ । କଦଳି ଫସଲ ପରେ ସାଧାରଣତଃ ଚାଷୀମାନେ ଏହାର ପଟୁଆକୁ ଫିଙ୍ଗିବା ପାଇଁ ଅଲଗା ଖର୍ଚ୍ଚ କରିବାକୁ ପଡ଼ୁଥିଲା । ଏବେ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ସେହି ପଇସା ମଧ୍ୟ ବଞ୍ଚିଯାଉଛି, ଅର୍ଥାତ “ଆମ୍ କେ ଆମ୍ ଗୁଠଲିୟୋଁ କେ ଦାମ୍” ରୁଢ଼ିଟି ଏ କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ସଂପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ଠିକ୍ ସାବ୍ୟସ୍ତ ହୋଇଛି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଗୋଟିଏ ପଟେ ବାନାନା ଫାଇବରରୁ ଜିନିଷପତ୍ର ତିଆରି କରାଯାଉଛି, ଅନ୍ୟପଟେ କଦଳୀର ଅଟାରୁ ଦୋସା ଓ ଗୁଲାବଜାମୁନ ପରି ସ୍ୱାଦିଷ୍ଟ ବ୍ୟଞ୍ଜନ ମଧ୍ୟ ତିଆରି ହେଉଛି । କର୍ଣ୍ଣାଟକର ଉତ୍ତର କନ୍ନଡ଼ ଏବଂ ଦକ୍ଷିଣ କନ୍ନଡ଼ ଜିଲାଗୁଡ଼ିକରେ ମହିଳାମାନେ ଏହି ଅସାଧାରଣ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ଏହାର ଆରମ୍ଭ ମଧ୍ୟ କରୋନା କାଳରେ ହିଁ ହୋଇଛି । ଏହି ମହିଳାମାନେ କେବଳ କଦଳୀ ଅଟାରୁ ଦୋସା, ଗୁଲାବଜାମୁନ୍ ଭଳି ଜିନିଷ ତିଆରି କରୁନାହାନ୍ତି, ବରଂ ସେଗୁଡ଼ିକର ଛବିକୁ ସୋସିଆଲ୍ ମିଡିଆରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଶେୟାର୍ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ଯେତେବେଳେ ଅଧିକ ଲୋକ କଦଳୀ ଅଟା ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଜାଣିଲେ ସେତେବେଳେ ତା’ର ଚାହିଦା ମଧ୍ୟ ବଢ଼ିଲା ଓ ଏହି ମହିଳାଙ୍କର ଆମଦାନୀ ମଧ୍ୟ ବଢ଼ିଗଲା । ଲଖିମପୁର ଖିରି ଭଳି ଏଠାରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ମହିଳାମାନେ ହିଁ ଇନ୍ନୋଭେଟିଭ୍ ଆଇଡିଆକୁ କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକାରୀ କରିବାରେ ଆଗୁଆ ଅଛନ୍ତି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଏପରି ଉଦାହରଣ ଜୀବନରେ କିଛି ନୂଆ କରିବାର ପ୍ରେରଣା ପାଲଟିଯାଏ । ଆପଣଙ୍କ ଆଖପାଖରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଏପରି ଅନେକ ଲୋକ ରହିଥିବେ । ଯେତେବେଳେ ଆପଣଙ୍କ ପରିବାରରେ ଆପଣ ମନଖୋଲି କଥା ହେଉଥାନ୍ତି, ସେତେବେଳେ ଆପଣ ଏଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ନିଜର ଗପସପର ଅଂଶ କରନ୍ତୁ । କେବେ ସମୟ ବାହାର କରି ପିଲାଙ୍କ ସହ ଏପରି ପ୍ରୟାସଗୁଡ଼ିକୁ ଦେଖିବାକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଯାଆନ୍ତୁ ଏବଂ ସୁଯୋଗ ମିଳିଲେ ନିଜେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଏପରି କିଛି କରିଦେଖାନ୍ତୁ । ଆଉ ହଁ, ଏସବୁକୁ ଆପଣ ମୋ ସଂଗେ ନମୋଆପ୍ ବା ମାଇଁଗଭରେ ଯଦି ବାଣ୍ଟିପାରିବେ ମୋତେ ଆହୁରି ଭଲ ଲାଗିବ ।

ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ଆମର ସଂସ୍କୃତ ଗ୍ରନ୍ଥରେ ଏକ ଶ୍ଳୋକ ଅଛି-

ଆତ୍ମାର୍ଥମ୍ ଜୀବ ଲୋକେ ଅସ୍ମିନ୍, କୋ ନ ଜୀବତି ମାନବଃ ।

ପରମ୍ ପରୋପକାରାର୍ଥମ୍, ୟୋ ଜୀବତି ଓ ଜୀବତି ।

ଅର୍ଥାତ୍ ନିଜ ପାଇଁ ତ ସଂସାରରେ ସମସ୍ତେ ବଞ୍ଚନ୍ତି; କିନ୍ତୁ ବାସ୍ତବରେ ସେହି ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ହିଁ ଅମର ହୋଇଥାଏ ଯିଏ ପରୋପକାର ପାଇଁ ବଂଚେ । ଭାରତମାତାର ପୁଅଝିଅଙ୍କ ପରୋପକାରୀ ପ୍ରୟାସର କଥା- ଏହାହିଁ ତ ‘ମନ୍ କୀ ବାତ୍’ । ଆଜି ମଧ୍ୟ ଏପରି କେତେକ ବନ୍ଧୁଙ୍କ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଆସନ୍ତୁ ଆଲୋଚନା କରିବା । ଜଣେ ବନ୍ଧୁ ଚଣ୍ଡିଗଡ଼ ସହରର । ଚଣ୍ଡିଗଡ଼ରେ, ମୁଁ ମଧ୍ୟ କିଛି ବର୍ଷ ରହିଥିଲି । ଏହା ବହୁତ ଆନନ୍ଦମୟ ଆଉ ସୁନ୍ଦର ସହର ଅଟେ । ଏଠାରେ ରହୁଥିବା ଲୋକ ମଧ୍ୟ ହୃଦୟବାନ ଏବଂ ହଁ, ଯଦି ଆପଣ ଖାଦ୍ୟପ୍ରିୟ, ତେବେ ଏଠି ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ଆହୁରି ଖୁସି ଲାଗିବ । ଏହି ଚଣ୍ଡିଗଡ଼ର ସେକ୍ଟର ୨୯ରେ ସଂଜୟ ରାଣା ଫୁଡଷ୍ଟଲ୍ ଚଳାନ୍ତି ଆଉ ସାଇକଲରେ ଛୋଲେ-ଭଟୁରେ ବିକ୍ରି କରନ୍ତି । ଦିନେ ତାଙ୍କ ଝିଅ ରିଦ୍ଧିମା ଆଉ ଭାଣିଜୀ ରିୟା ଗୋଟିଏ ଆଇଡିଆ ନେଇ ତାଙ୍କ ପାଖକୁ ଆସିଲେ । ଦୁଇଜଣ ତାଙ୍କୁ କୋଭିଡ଼ ଟିକା ନେଇଥିବା ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ମାଗଣା ଛୋଲେ-ଭଟୁରେ ଖୁଆଇବାକୁ କହିଲେ । ସେ ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଖୁସିରେ ପ୍ରସ୍ତୁତ ହୋଇଗଲେ । ସେ ସାଂଗେସାଂଗେ ଏହି ଉତ୍ତମ ଓ ସୁନ୍ଦର ପ୍ରୟାସ ଆରମ୍ଭ ମଧ୍ୟ କରିଦେଲେ । ସଂଜୟ ରାଣାଙ୍କ ଛୋଲେ-ଭଟୁରେ ମାଗଣାରେ ଖାଇବା ପାଇଁ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ସେହିଦିନ ଟିକା ନେଇଥିବା ଦେଖାଇବାକୁ ପଡ଼ିବ । ଟିକାର ମେସେଜ୍ ଦେଖାଇବା ମାତ୍ରେ ସେ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ସ୍ୱାଦିଷ୍ଟ ଛୋଲେ-ଭଟୁରେ ଦେଇଦେବେ । କୁହାଯାଏ, ସମାଜର ମଙ୍ଗଳ କରିବା ପାଇଁ ଅର୍ଥଠୁ ଅଧିକ ସେବାଭାବ, କର୍ତ୍ତବ୍ୟଭାବର ଅଧିକ ଆବଶ୍ୟକତା ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଆମର ସଂଜୟ ଭାଇ ଏହାକୁ ସତ୍ୟ ସାବ୍ୟସ୍ତ କରୁଛନ୍ତି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଏପରି ଆଉ ଏକ କାମର ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚା ଆଜି କରିବାକୁ ଚାହୁଁଛି । ଏହି କାମ ହେଉଛି ତାମିଲନାଡୁର ନୀଳଗିରିରେ । ସେଠାରେ ରାଧିକା ଶାସ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଏମ୍ବୁରେକ୍ସ ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟ ଆରମ୍ଭ କରିଛନ୍ତି । ଏହି ପ୍ରୋଜେକ୍ଟରର ଉଦ୍ଦେଶ୍ୟ ହେଉଛି ପାହାଡ଼ିଆ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ରୋଗୀଙ୍କର ଚିକିତ୍ସା ପାଇଁ ସହଜ ପରିବହନ ଉପଲବ୍ଧ କରାଇବା । ରାଧିକା କୁନ୍ନୁରରେ ଏକ କାଫେ ଖୋଲିଛନ୍ତି । ସେ ନିଜ କାଫେର ସାଥୀମାନଙ୍କ ସହ ଏମ୍ବୁରେକ୍ସ ପାଇଁ ପାଣ୍ଠି ସଂଗ୍ରହ କଲେ । ନୀଳଗିରି ପାହାଡ଼ରେ ଆଜି ୬ ଏମ୍ବୁରେକ୍ସ ସେବାରତ ଅଛନ୍ତି ଏବଂ ଦୂରଦୂରାନ୍ତ ଅଞ୍ଚଳରେ ଏମର୍ଜେନ୍ସି ସମୟରେ ରୋଗୀଙ୍କ ସହାୟତା କରୁଛନ୍ତି । ଏମ୍ବୁରେକ୍ସରେ ଷ୍ଟ୍ରେଚର୍, ଅକ୍ସିଜେନ ସିଲିଣ୍ଡର୍, ଫାଷ୍ଟ୍ ଏଡ୍ ବକ୍ସ ଭଳି ଅନେକ ଜିନିଷର ବ୍ୟବସ୍ଥା ରହିଛି ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ସଂଜୟ ରାଣା ହୁଅନ୍ତୁ ବା ରାଧିକା ଶାସ୍ତ୍ରୀ, ଏମାନଙ୍କ ଉଦାହରଣରୁ ଜାଣିହୁଏ ଯେ ଆମେ ନିଜର କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ, ନିଜର ବ୍ୟବସାୟ, ଚାକିରି କରୁଥିବାବେଳେ ମଧ୍ୟ ସେବା କାର୍ଯ୍ୟ କରିପାରିବା ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, କିଛିଦିନ ପୂର୍ବରୁ ଗୋଟିଏ ବହୁତ ମଜାଦାର ଓ ବହୁତ ଆବେଗଭରା ଘଟଣା ଘଟିଥିଲା, ଯାହାଦ୍ୱାରା ଭାରତ-ଜର୍ଜିଆ ମୈତ୍ରୀକୁ ନୂଆ ଶକ୍ତି ମିଳିଲା । ଏହି ସମାରୋହରେ ଭାରତର ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ କୁଇନ୍ କେଟେଭାନର ହୋଲି ରେଲିକ୍ ଅର୍ଥାତ ତାଙ୍କର ପବିତ୍ର ସ୍ମୃତିଚିହ୍ନ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ସରକାର ଓ ସେଠାକାର ଜନତାକୁ ସମର୍ପଣ କଲେ, ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଆମର ବିଦେଶ ମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ସ୍ୱୟଂ ସେଠାକୁ ଯାଇଥିଲେ । ବହୁତ ଭାବପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ପରିବେଶରେ ହୋଇଥିବା ଏହି ସମାରୋହରେ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ରାଷ୍ଟ୍ରପତି, ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ, ତାଙ୍କ ଧର୍ମଗୁରୁ ଏବଂ ବହୁସଂଖ୍ୟକ ଜର୍ଜିଆବାସୀ ଉପସ୍ଥିତ ଥିଲେ । ଏହି କାର୍ଯ୍ୟକ୍ରମରେ ଭାରତର ପ୍ରଶଂସା କରି ଯେଉଁ ଶବ୍ଦଗୁଡ଼ିକ କୁହାଯାଇଥିଲା, ତାହା ବହୁତ ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ । ଏହି ଗୋଟିଏ ସମାରୋହରେ ଦୁଇ ଦେଶ ସହିତ, ଗୋଆ ଓ ଜର୍ଜିଆ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସମ୍ବନ୍ଧକୁ ମଧ୍ୟ ଆହୁରି ପ୍ରଗାଢ଼ କରିଦେଇଛି । ଏପରି ଏଥିପାଇଁ ଯେ ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ କୁଇନ କେଟେଭାନଙ୍କ ଏହି ପବିତ୍ର ଅବଶେଷ ୨୦୦୫ରେ ଗୋଆର ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ ଅଗଷ୍ଟାଇନ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚରୁ ମିଳିଥିଲା ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ଆପଣଙ୍କ ମନରେ ପ୍ରଶ୍ନ ଆସୁଥିବ ଯେ ଏସବୁ କ’ଣ, ଏହା କେବେ ଓ କିପରି ହୋଇଥିଲା ? ପ୍ରକୃତରେ, ଏହା ଆଜିଠାରୁ ଚାରି ଶହ ପାଞ୍ଚ ଶହ ବର୍ଷ ତଳର କଥା । କୁଇନ କେଟେଭାନ ଥିଲେ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ରାଜକନ୍ୟା । ଦଶବର୍ଷର କାରାବାସ ପରେ ୧୬୨୪ ଖ୍ରୀଷ୍ଟାବ୍ଦରେ ସେ ସହିଦ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲେ । ଏକ ପ୍ରାଚୀନ ପର୍ତ୍ତୁଗାଲି ଦସ୍ତାବିଜ୍ ଅନୁସାରେ ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ କୁଇନ୍ କେଟେଭାନଙ୍କ ଅସ୍ଥିକୁ ଓଲ୍ଡ ଗୋଆର ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ ଅଗଷ୍ଟାଇନ କନଭେଟରେ ରଖାଯାଇଥିଲା । କିନ୍ତୁ, ଦୀର୍ଘ ସମୟ ଧରି ଏହା ଧରାଯାଉଥିଲା ଯେ ଗୋଆରେ ସମାଧି ଦିଆଯାଇଥିବା ତାଙ୍କର ଅବଶେଷ ୧୯୩୦ ମସିହାର ଭୂମିକମ୍ପରେ ଉଭାନ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା ।

ଭାରତ ସରକାର ଓ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ଐତିହାସିକ, ଗବେଷକ, ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ୱବିତ୍ ଓ ଜର୍ଜିଆନ୍ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚର ଦଶନ୍ଧି ଧରି ନିରନ୍ତର ପ୍ରୟାସ ପରେ ୨୦୦୫ରେ ସେହି ପବିତ୍ର ଅବଶେଷକୁ ଖୋଜିବାରେ ସଫଳତା ମିଳିଥିଲା । ଏହି ବିଷୟ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ଲୋକଙ୍କ ପାଇଁ ବହୁତ ଭାବନାତ୍ମକ ଅଟେ । ସେଥିପାଇଁ ତାଙ୍କର ଐତିହାସିକ, ଧାର୍ମିକ ଓ ଆଧ୍ୟାତ୍ମିକ ଭାବାବେଗକୁ ଧ୍ୟାନରେ ରଖି ଭାରତ ସରକାର ଏହି ଅବଶେଷର ଏକ ଅଂଶ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ଲୋକଙ୍କୁ ଉପହାର ସ୍ୱରୂପ ଦେବାର ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ନେଲେ । ଭାରତ ଓ ଜର୍ଜିଆର ସାଧାରଣ ଇତିହାସର ଏହି ଅସାଧାରଣ ଘଟଣାକୁ ସଜାଇ ରଖିବା ପାଇଁ ମୁଁ ଆଜି ଗୋଆର ଜନସାଧାରଣଙ୍କୁ ହୃଦୟର ସହିତ ଧନ୍ୟବାଦ ଦେବାକୁ ଚାହିଁବି । ଗୋଆ ଅନେକ ମହାନ ଆଧ୍ୟାତ୍ମିକ ଐତିହ୍ୟର ଭୂମି ରହିଆସିଛି । ସେଣ୍ଟ୍ ଅଗଷ୍ଟାଇନ ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚ, ୟୁନେସ୍କୋର ବିଶ୍ୱ ଐତିହ୍ୟସ୍ଥଳୀ ମାନ୍ୟତାପ୍ରାପ୍ତ - ଚର୍ଚ୍ଚେସ୍ ଆଣ୍ଡ୍ କନଭେଟସ ଅଫ୍ ଗୋଆର ଏକ ଅଂଶ ।

ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ଜର୍ଜିଆରୁ ଏବେ ମୁଁ ଆପଣଙ୍କୁ ସିଧା ସିଙ୍ଗାପୁର ନେଇଯାଉଛି, ଯେଉଁଠି ଏହି ମାସ ଆରମ୍ଭରେ ଆଉ ଏକ ଗୌରବଶାଳୀ ଘଟଣା ସାମ୍ନାକୁ ଆସିଛି । ସିଙ୍ଗାପୁରର ପ୍ରଧାନମନ୍ତ୍ରୀ ଏବଂ ମୋର ବନ୍ଧୁ, ଲୀ ସେନ ଲୁଙ୍ଗ୍ ଏଇ ନିକଟରେ ପୁର୍ନନିର୍ମାଣ କରାଯାଇଥିବା ସିଲାଟ୍ ରୋଡ଼ ଗୁରୁଦ୍ୱାରାର ଉଦ୍ଘାଟନ କରିଥିଲେ । ସେ ପାରମ୍ପରିକ ଶିଖ୍ ପଗଡି ମଧ୍ୟ ପିନ୍ଧିଥିଲେ । ଏହି ଗୁରୁଦ୍ୱାରା ପ୍ରାୟ ଶହେ ବର୍ଷ ତଳେ ନିର୍ମିତ ହୋଇଥିଲା ଏବଂ ଏଠାରେ ଭାରତ ମହାରାଜ ସିଂହଙ୍କୁ ସମର୍ପିତ ଏକ ସ୍ମାରକ ମଧ୍ୟ ଅଛି । ଭାଇ ମହାରାଜ ସିଂହ ଜୀ ଭାରତର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ପାଇଁ ଲଢ଼େଇ ଲଢ଼ିଥିଲେ ଏବଂ ଏବେ ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତାର ୭୫ ବର୍ଷ ପାଳନ କରୁଥିବା ସମୟରେ ଆହୁରି ଅଧିକ ପ୍ରେରଣାଦାୟକ ହୋଇଯାଏ । ଦୁଇ ଦେଶ ମଧ୍ୟରେ, ପିପୁଲ୍ ଟୁ ପିପୁଲ୍ କନେକ୍ଟ, ଏପରି କଥା, ଏପରି ପ୍ରୟାସରେ ହିଁ ମଜଭୁତ ହୋଇଥାଏ । ଏଥିରୁ ଏହା ମଧ୍ୟ ଜାଣିହୁଏ ଯେ ସୌହାର୍ଦ୍ଦ୍ୟପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ ପରିବେଶରେ ରହିବା ଏବଂ ଜଣେ ଅପରର ସଂସ୍କୃତିକୁ ବୁଝିବାର କେତେ ମହତ୍ୱ ରହିଛି ।

ମୋର ପ୍ରିୟ ଦେଶବାସୀଗଣ, ଆଜି ‘ମନ୍ କୀ ବାତ୍’ରେ ଆମେ ଅନେକ ବିଷୟ ଆଲୋଚନା କଲେ । ଆଉ ଗୋଟିଏ ବିଷୟ ଅଛି ଯାହା ମୋ ହୃଦୟର ଖୁବ୍ ନିକଟତର । ଏହି ବିଷୟ ଜଳ ସଂରକ୍ଷଣର । ମୋ ଶୈଶବ ଯେଉଁଠି କଟିଥିଲା, ସେଇଠି ସବୁବେଳେ ପାଣିର ଅଭାବ ରହିଥାଏ । ଆମେ ବର୍ଷାକୁ ସବୁବେଳେ ଅପେକ୍ଷା କରୁଥିଲୁ ଏବଂ ସେଥିପାଇଁ ପାଣିର ଗୋଟିଏ ଗୋଟିଏ ବୁନ୍ଦା ସଂରକ୍ଷିତ କରି ରଖିବା ଆମ ସଂସ୍କାରର ଏକ ଅଂଶ ହୋଇଯାଇଥିଲା । ଏବେ “ଜନଭାଗିଦାରୀରେ ଜଳ ସଂରକ୍ଷଣ” ଏହି ମନ୍ତ୍ର ସେଠାକାର ଚିତ୍ରକୁ ବଦଳାଇ ଦେଇଛି । ପାଣିର ଗୋଟିଏ ଗୋଟିଏ ବୁନ୍ଦା ସଂରକ୍ଷଣ କରିବା, କୌଣସି ପ୍ରକାରେ ପାଣି ନଷ୍ଟ ହେବାକୁ ନ ଦେବା, ଏହା ଆମ ଜୀବନଶୈଳୀର ଏକ ସହଜ ଅଂଶ ହୋଇଯିବା ଉଚିତ । ଆମ ପରିବାରର ଏହା ପରମ୍ପରା ହୋଇଯିବା ଆବଶ୍ୟକ, ଯାହାକୁ ନେଇ ପ୍ରତ୍ୟେକ ସଦସ୍ୟ ଗର୍ବ କରିବେ ।

ବନ୍ଧୁଗଣ, ପ୍ରକୃତି ଓ ପରିବେଶର ସୁରକ୍ଷା ଭାରତର ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ ଜୀବନରେ, ଆମର ଦୈନିକ ଜୀବନରେ ଅଙ୍ଗାଙ୍ଗୀ ଭାବେ ଜଡ଼ିତ । ସେହିପରି ବର୍ଷା ଓ ମୌସୁମି ସବୁବେଳେ ଆମର ବିଚାର, ଆମର ଦର୍ଶନ ଓ ଆମର ସଭ୍ୟତାକୁ ରୂପ ପ୍ରଦାନ କରିଆସିଛି । ଋତୁସଂହାର ଓ ମେଘଦୂତରେ ମହାକବି କାଳିଦାସ ବର୍ଷାକୁ ନେଇ ବହୁତ ସୁନ୍ଦର ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା କରିଛନ୍ତି । ସାହିତ୍ୟପ୍ରେମୀଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଏହି କବିତା ଆଜି ମଧ୍ୟ ବହୁତ ଲୋକପ୍ରିୟ । ଋଗବେଦର ପର୍ଜନ୍ୟ ସୂକ୍ତରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ବର୍ଷାର ସୌନ୍ଦର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସମ୍ପର୍କରେ ଅନୁପମ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା ରହିଛି । ସେହିପରି ଶ୍ରୀମଦ୍ ଭାଗବତରେ ମଧ୍ୟ କାବ୍ୟାତ୍ମକ ରୂପରେ ପୃଥିବୀ, ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଓ ବର୍ଷା ଭିତରେ ରହିଥିବା ସମ୍ପର୍କକୁ ବିସ୍ତୃତ ଭାବେ ଦିଆଯାଇଛି ।

ଅଷ୍ଟୌ ମାସାନ୍ ନିପୀତଂ ୟଦ୍, ଭୂମ୍ୟାଃ ଚ, ଓଦ-ମୟମ୍ ବସୁ ।

ସ୍ୱଗୋଭିଃ ମୋକ୍ତୁମ୍ ଆରେଭେ, ପର୍ଜନ୍ୟଃ କାଳ ଆଗତେ । ।

ଅର୍ଥାତ୍ ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ଆଠମାସ ଧରି ଜଳ ରୂପରେ ଥିବା ପୃଥିବୀ ସଂପଦର ଦୋହନ କରିଥିଲେ, ଏବେ ବର୍ଷାଋତୁରେ, ସୂର୍ଯ୍ୟ ସେହି ସଞ୍ଚିତ ସଂପଦକୁ ପୃଥିବୀକୁ ଫେରାଇ ଦେଉଛନ୍ତି । ସତରେ, ମୌସୁମୀ ଓ ବର୍ଷାର ଋତୁ କେବଳ ସୁନ୍ଦର ଓ ମନଲୋଭା ହୋଇନଥାଏ, ଏହା ପୋଷଣଦାତା, ଜୀବନଦାତା ମଧ୍ୟ । ଆମକୁ ଯେଉଁ ବର୍ଷାଜଳ ମିଳୁଛି ତାହା ଆମର ଆଗାମୀ ପିଢ଼ି ପାଇଁ, ଏକଥାକୁ ଆମେ କେବେ ଭୁଲିବା ଅନୁଚିତ ।

ଆଜି ମୋ ମନରେ ଏହି ବିଚାର ଆସୁଛି ଯେ ଏହି ରୋଚକ ବିଷୟ ସହିତ ହିଁ ନିଜ କଥାକୁ ମୁଁ କାହିଁକି ଶେଷ ନ କରିବି । ଆପଣ ସଭିଙ୍କୁ ଆଗାମୀ ଦିନର ପର୍ବପର୍ବାଣୀର ବହୁତ ବହୁତ ଶୁଭକାମନା । ପର୍ବ ଓ ଉତ୍ସବ ପାଳନ ସମୟରେ, ଏହା ନିଶ୍ଚିତ ମନେ ରଖନ୍ତୁ ଯେ କରୋନା ଏବେ ବି ଆମ ଭିତରୁ ଯାଇନାହିଁ । କରୋନା ସହ ସଂପୃକ୍ତ ମାର୍ଗଦର୍ଶିକା ଓ କଟକଣାକୁ ଆପଣ ଭୁଲନ୍ତୁ ନାହିଁ । ଆପଣ ସୁସ୍ଥ ଓ ପ୍ରସନ୍ନ ରହନ୍ତୁ ।

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