Vishwakarma Day celebrated with religious fervour

Skill development shall enhance the employability: Vibodh

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Rajouri, Publish Date: Oct 21 2017 12:47AM | Updated Date: Oct 21 2017 12:47AM
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Today Vishwakarma Day Celebrations  were held at Rajouri with religious and traditional fervour as workers in different institutions, trade unions and individuals organized separate functions for worshipping Bhagwan Vishwakarma and tools being used by them.

President of Rajouri Spare Part Union and his associates organised a simple but impressive function at Rajouri, where MLC Vibod Gupta was the Chief Guest and Sh. Yougal Kumar Manhas remained the Guest of Honour.  Gupta and Manhas welcomed by the President Mr. Raja Rattan and the members of the Union with high sounds and garlands. All the Technicians of different trades/Engineers/ Mistris/ artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, welders, masons, industrial and factory workers along with the members of Civil Society participated in the Pooja of lord Vishwakarma, where a Langar was also served thereafter. 

Speaking on the occasion, MLC Gupta threw light on relevance of the day and engineering miracles of lord Vishwakarma and also worshiped the tools and machines with special prayer for safety of the operators and workers was done. He said that Vishwakarma is the divine engineer of the world, as a mark of reverence, he is not only worshiped by the engineering and architectural community but also by all professionals. It is customary for craftsmen to worship their tools in his name.'Sone ki Lanka' or Golden Lanka was built by the Vishwakarma. Vishwakarma is also said to have built the town of Hastinapur, the capital of Kauravas an  d Pandavas, the warring families of the Mahabharata. Dawarka and Indraprastha were also built by Vishawkarma. 

Gupta said that, Vishawkarma was the divine architect in the Hindu pantheon – who is worshipped by artisans, craftsmen, mechanics, welders, masons, industrial and factory workers and workers from all other fields to ensure smooth functioning of machine parts and their tools. Innumerable kites of varying shapes and sizes and colours floated in the blue skies while workers prayed for safe working conditions as Vishwakarma puja was celebrated across the District.

Gupta said that the essence of the Puja, in almost all over the State and nation, where  Vehicles were decked up with garlands and streamers while engineers kept away from their gadgets and other devices is a mark of obeisance to the god.

Gupta who was present as Chief Guest, at the event lauded the working of the Rajouri Spare Part Union and their step to appreciate the meritorious Mistris/ artisans/workers of different fields. Around 15  persons were awarded in  a huge gathering. 

Gupta said that the dream of Narender bhai Modi “Skill India” shall come true. He said that Coalition Government is working tirelessly to develop the Skill/ enhance their talent.  Under Skill Development Programme, different trainings under Plumbing/ Tailoring/ JCB Training/ Cutting/ Crafting in the District going on. 

Gupta reiterated that, it’s the Mission of the Narender Bhai Modi, to develop India and Modi led dispensation is working towards eradicating unemployment through its holistic and multi- dimensional policies such as 'Skill India', 'Mudra Bank', 'Start-Up India' and 'Stand-up India' etc.  Govt is working towards eradication of unemployment," he said. "We are fortunate that India is full of youth. However, due to the wrong policies of previous government, it had an army of unemployed youth and it was becoming a legal responsibility for the country," Gupta said. But now various Skill development programmes are being run by the Govt. at State and District level to facilitate the youth.

 Speaking on the occasion, SSP Yougal Manhas said that youth is the real force in the Nation. Skilled Youth can write their own fate and can play major role in the development of the nation. He further said that development of the creative and innovative potential of young people through non-formal learning, that are relevant to employability, is the need of the hour. He said that various stakeholders in the nation and the state are working for providing employment opportunities to the youth of the State in one or the other way, but the only thing is to catch the opportunity. He wished all the participants Good luck and better health and said he shall always stand with the hardworking force.   

Prominent among others who were present on the occasion included Dhyaan Chand,Kala Ram, Rakesh Kumar, Laka Tilak, Kuldep Sharma, Nazeeb, Shoket, Sunil Kumar and others.