Gehlot hoists national flag in Jaipur, Promise Home, Free medicines

Rajasthan celebrated 65th Independence Day with traditional gaiety and fervour throughout state. The state level function was held at the SMS Stadium here where Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot hoisted the tricolour and took salute from joint ceremonial parade of the Army, Police, NCC cadets and Scouts and Guides. Squads and musical bands of the Army, Para Military Forces and schools participated in the march-past and school children presented colourful cultural programmes. Mr Gehlot also felicitated 50 officials and people from different walks of life for meritorious services and outstanding contributions to the society. 
In his ceremonial speech the Chief Minister termed the corruption as big problem before the nation and expressed to resolve and eradicate it. He also elaborated at length on the ongoing pro-poor and welfare agenda of his government and said made special references to the schemes and programmes like Chief Minister's BPL Rural Housing Scheme aiming at providing 10 lakh to BPL families in rural areas. Besides this subsidy was also being provided for cheap LPG cylinder to consumers and programme of supplying cheap wheat and grains to poor was also being implemented in the state, Mr Gehlot reminded.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot Monday said free medicines will be provided in government hospitals in the state to all sections of society from Oct 2 this year. 'We will offer free medicines to all sections of the society at government hospitals from Oct 2,' Gehlot said in his Independence Day address at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here. The chief minister said the state government was serious in its intent to implement central government schemes for the poor and that a special project to provide housing to people living below poverty line (BPL) had already been launched. 'We are working towards eradicating poverty and have succeeded in achieving part of this goal. But we realise that a lot is yet to be done,' Gehlot said after unfurling the national flag.