Freedom for Birsa
I would like to thank the state government for deciding to free legendary tribal leader Birsa Munda from fetters. Jharkhand continues to be plagued by poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, extremism, rampant unemployment and deteriorating farm output. The removal of chains that have bound Birsa Munda since 1900 would at least raise hopes of a brighter future ahead.
Overhead electricity wires, dangling dangerously at several areas of the steel city served by JUVNL, expose the state power company’s negligence. Several mishaps have taken place because of this, including the recent electrocution of a father-son duo. JUVNL cannot play with the lives of people.
Apropos The Telegraph article, “Save a life on road...”, I feel that there’s an urgent need to review how hospitals react to accident cases during the ‘golden hour’. Strict rules for hospitals are a must. Or else, good intentions of good Samaritans will always be defeated.
The mishap at UCIL’s Turamdih mines is an eye-opener. Considering that thousands of workers are engaged in mining, urgent steps need to be taken to ensure their safety. The state labour department and the Director General of Mines Safety must ensure such accidents don’t recur.
Sujit Kumar Jha