Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon on Thursday said a wave of security and development coupled with the faith of people in Bastar region signals that naxalism will come to an end soon in the state.
Tandon was speaking at the 68th Republic Day function held at the police line grounds here.
"There is a wave of security and development with initiatives like education city, lifeline express, operation facility in hospitals and many others, along with faith (of people) in Bastar which has raised hope that the end of naxalism is near in the state," the Governor said in his address.
"I salute our brave jawans of army and security forces who are keeping our borders and unity and integrity of the country safe..," he said.
Hailing the demonetisation move, the Governor said, Chhattisgarh has successfully implemented this (scrapping the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes) revolutionary and historical idea.
The way people of the state, bank employees, industrialists and government functionaries have rendered their responsibilities in a committed spirit, it is highly appreciable.
The process (of demonetisation) has not only supported the country in fight against terror forces but also helped in controlling Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh, he said.
He also appreciated the steps being taken by the state government to encourage cashless transactions and said, "Just within a span of one month, atleast 16 lakh people were made literate on digital transaction in the state and made members of Digital Army (to propagate the idea of cashless society) .