Chief Minister pays tribute to Pt. Madhavrao Sapre on his birth anniversary

Raipur ( |  Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel paid a tribute to the Father of Journalism and Literature of the state, Pt. Madhavrao Sapre, on the occasion of his birth anniversary by garlanding his picture at the former’s residential office today. Remembering Sapre Ji, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that Chhattisgarh’s journalism is prospering today because of the foundation laid by Sapre Ji. He has significantly contributed to the development of national and literary consciousness in Chhattisgarh. Mr. Sapre’s writing served as guidance to hundreds of Satyagrahis and inspired patriotism during the freedom struggle. His valuable works in the field of journalism have given a new direction to Chhattisgarh.

Mr. Baghel said that Sapre Ji was committed to literature and the service of the nation throughout his life. Many articles and works written by him were published. He formed many institutions through which people came forward to serve the nation and its people. In 1900, despite the lack of adequate facilities and modern technology for publication, he started editing and publishing the monthly Hindi newspaper ‘Chhattisgarh Mitra’ in Pendra with the assistance of Waman Rao Lakhe Ji and Ram Rao Chincholkar Ji. The story ‘Tokri Bhar Mitti’, written by Sapre Ji, has the distinction of being the first original Hindi story in Indian literature. The Chief Minister stated that the personality and the works of Pt. Madhavrao Sapre are inspirational for everyone, including litterateurs and journalists.