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Pension of Bhopal gas tragedy widows to continue

03 Dec 2017
Pension of Bhopal gas tragedy widows to continue

Addressing a gathering at the All Religions’ Prayer Meet organized on the 33rd anniversary of Bhopal Gas Tragedy at the Central Library here today Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the night of December 3, 1984 cannot never be forgotten when our city had turned into a city of death. This tragedy is not something to be forgotten. He said that we must ponder on which direction we are heading to in the mad run for material development which has put our lives at stake. Stressing on the need for maintaining a balance between development and environment, CM Chouhan said that there should be a check on the tendency of polluting environment in the name of development. The Chief Minister said that efforts for treatment and rehabilitation of all the affected victims of gas tragedy continue. He said that we should take the resolve that such an incident is not repeated.

CM Chouhan said that in the mad race for development we should see to it that the world does not become a place unfit for us to live in. The system should be such that the environment and climate should not be damaged and the earth does not become poisonous. CM Chouhan said that the pension of the women who lost their husbands in the Bhopal gas tragedy will continue.

The religious leaders of Sanatan, Islam, Sikhs, Christians, Jain, Buddhists and Bohra religion conducted prayers during the prayer meet. A two-minute silence was observed in memory of those who were killed in the tragic incident.

Minister of State for Cooperatives and Gas Relief (Independent Charge) Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh, Director General of Police Shri R.K. Shukla Principal Secretary Health Smt. Gauri Singh, representatives of political parties and elite citizens were present during the programme.