Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel paid homage to the first Chief Minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla, and former Union Minister Martyr Vidya Charan Shukla on their birth anniversary by paying floral tributes at his residence office today. Recalling the contribution of Pandit Shukla Ji to Chhattisgarh, the Chief Minister, Shri Bhupesh Baghel, said that he played a leading role in the national movements of the Indian freedom struggle. He did important work in bringing public awareness for the independence of the country in Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel said that Ravi Shankar Ji was a good lawyer, politician, speaker, and writer. He is also called the builder of modern Madhya Pradesh. The Chhattisgarh government has instituted the Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla Samman in his memory for his innovative efforts in the social, economic, and educational fields. His teachings as a leader will always show us the way. The efforts of Ravi Shankar ji for the progress of Chhattisgarh and maintaining social harmony here will be remembered forever.
Remembering Shri Vidyacharan Shukla Ji, Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel said that Vidyacharan Ji is known as an efficient politician and administrator. He represented Chhattisgarh for many years as a Union Minister. As a Minister to the Government of India, he held important responsibilities in the Ministries of Communications, Home, Defence, Finance, Planning, External Affairs, and Parliamentary Affairs. As a Union Minister, Vidyacharan ji paved the way for the development of Chhattisgarh and the country. Chhattisgarh will never forget the martyrdom of Vidya Charan ji in the Jhiram Valley Naxalite attack. His contribution to Chhattisgarh will always be remembered.