Dr Khubchand Baghel contributed a lot in the development of Chhattisgarh and played a vital role in making of Chhattisgarh as an independent State said Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh. Baghel was speaking as the Chief guest at the birth anniversary celebration of Dr Khubchand Baghel held at Kala Mandir, Bhilai recently. The programme was conducted by Manwa Kurmi Kshetriya Samaj. Later, Chief Minister felicitated renowned filmmaker Manu Nayak for his efforts in making Chhattisgarh Film Industry into successful regional film industry. During the felicitation programme, he informed that Manu Nayak’s film ‘Kahi Debe Sandesh’ was appreciated by all of people including erstwhile Prime Minister Late Indira Gandhi. She liked the movie and congratulated Nayak for showing culture as well as values of Chhattisgarh into movie. Because of it, erstwhile chief minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh, DP Mishra, made the movie in entire state ‘tax free’. The Chief Minister also remembered Late Chandulal Chandrakar and Chedilal. He also mentioned that due to their dream and efforts, Chhattisgarh succeeded to become an independent state and now with many facilities, people of State live a better life. Later, he also gave away prizes to other winners.