Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said that today, today’s youth will become the future of society and leaders of the state.
Zeal and enthusiasm of youth has an important role to play in building new Chhattisgarh. Chief Minister was addressing Youth Parliament (Yuva Sansad) and talent felicitation programme organized at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Auditorium at Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial College, Raipur today.
On the occasion, Chief Minister took suggestions from youngsters regarding the vision of Nava Chhattisgarh 2025. Chief Minister also felicitated talented youth for their achievements in various fields with certificates.
In his address to the programme Dr Singh said that at the time of formation, Chhattisgarh was a backward ‘BIMARU’ state.
The vision with which Ex-Prime Minister late Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had constituted Chhattisgarh, State Government has taken several effective steps in last 15 years of Chhattisgarh’s development journey to make it a developed states.
Atal Manifesto has been made envisioning how Chhattisgarh will look like when it will be celebrating its 25th foundation day in year 2025. In addition, to ensure participation of all the sections of society in building Nava Chhattisgarh, suggestions are being invited. In the same sequence, discussion with youngsters was held today.
Chief Minister said that under SKY scheme, five lakh youth of state are being provided smartphones. These phones are not only for conversations, but these phones are supposed to be a tool of change.
Today, State has wide network of roads, railway, and communication facilities. Chhattisgarh is the first state to legal right to food and nutrition security to poor families, and also the right to skill development to its youth. Each and every family of the state have health security cover.
Chhattisgarh is the first such state that premium higher education institutions such as IIT, IIM, IIIT, NIT, AIIMS, HNLU. Now youth of this state do not have to move to other states for higher education. For children of tribal populated and naxal-affected areas, Prayas schools have been established.
Girl students are being provided free education upto graduation-level, which has significantly increased the number of girl students in colleges.
On the occasion, Youth from different parts of the states asked Dr Singh about his tenure, state government’s schemes, political life, Atal Manifesto, Nava Chhattisgarh, to which Dr Singh replied in warm affectionate manner. Chief Minister also released the video of ”Shining Youth- Light, Camera, Action…”. Under this initiative, participants from 750 colleges of state will make video on the beneficiaries of state government schemes and upload it on the competition website.
Winners of this competition will be awarded. In the programme, Chief Minister also awarded winners of Youth for Ekatmta Competition.
On the occasion, MP Mr. Ramesh Bais, Agriculture and Water Resource Minister Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal, Raipur North MLA Mr. Shrichand Sundrani, Chairman Chhattisgarh APEX Bank Mr. Ashok Bajaj, Collector Dr Basavraju S , Jila Panchayat CEO Mr. Deepak Soni, State Planning Commission Member Mr. Dansingh Dewangan, and Mr. Sanjay Joshi along with large number of youth were also present.>