Jammu : An impressive function was organized Saturday in the premises of Krishi Bhawan, Talab Tillo, to pay homage to Shri Bawa Jitto (Baba Jit Mal Dev ji Maharaj) – a legendary saint farmer, who made supreme sacrifice about 650 years ago for rights and justice of the farmers.
Department of Agriculture Jammu paid rich tributes to this epitome of farming community and saluted his courage against injustice and suppression by the landlords of that time.
The tribute paying function was organized jointly by the All J & K Agriculture Employees Association, Drivers Union and staff of the Directorate of Agriculture as the yearly feature held after the annual Jhiri Mela.
Director Agriculture Production & Farmers’ Welfare Jammu, K. K. Sharma on the occasion recalled Baba Jitto’s supreme sacrifice for the farming community. He said “All of us should get inspiration from his life and work to contribute for the betterment of the farming community.”
Senior officers of the Directorate of Agriculture, members of Driver Union and other officers besides a large number of retired officers of the department participated in the programme.
A special adoration and worship was performed on the occasion which was followed by distribution of Prasad and Bhandara.