Bhopal, September 29, 2015 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): Labour, Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Minister Mr. Antar Singh Arya has called for working with spirit of “My Madhya Pradesh” and “My India” rising above political affiliations. Mr. Arya stated this while felicitating freedom fighters, police officers, social workers, teachers, journalists, officers, entrepreneurs etc. at a function organised by Sakal Prantiya Brahman Mahasabha here today. Mr. Arya said that Brahmans have been guide of society for centuries. This award function is in fact a function of blessings. At the outset of the function, tributes were paid to those killed in Petlawad incident. Mr. Arya said that this highly unfortunate incident shook the state and entire country. Administration has been directed to make every possible effort to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Mr. Arya urged people to spare some time for society and state apart from spending time with their families. Those felicitated at the function include freedom fighter Mr. Aniruddh Shastri, retired police officer Mr. C.P. Dwivedi, education officer Dr. D.P. Vinay, labour leader (INTUC) Mr. R.D. Tripathi, religious representative Mr. Durga Das, Mr. Ram Bhushan and Mr. Jagdish Das, gas affected organisation leader Mrs. Champa Devi Shukla, railway employee Mr. Surendra Dube, journalists Mr. Ram Mohan Kurapa, Mr. Anil Kumar Sharma, Mr. M.M. Dube of Raj Express, Mr. Sonal Bhargava of Nai Duniya, industrialist Mr. Ashish Sharma, social workers Mr. Harishchandra Bhatt, Mr. B.D. Sharma and Mr. Himalaya Sharma, teachers Mr. R.N. Sharma and Mrs. Alka Bhatt, Public Relations Officer MPEB Mr. Manoj Dwivedi, administrative officer Mr. Anand Bhatt and Mr. Ramesh Chandra Sharma and school director Mr. S.K. Shukla.