Overcoming unsurmountable problems and achieving success sans resources of these students commendable
These students in their own realm of activities are examples others should emulate
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav today felicitated seven students from different districts of the state who have attained good ranks in the IIT entrance exams and gave each of them a laptop and Rs. one lakh as a mark of recognition of their success.
Felicitating the meritorious students at their official residence, the Chief Minister said that Mr. Vishnu Gupta from Sultanpur, Mr. Kapoor Saroj and Mr. Shubham Yadav from Pratapgarh, Mr. Muzammil Khan and Mr. Alok Maurya from Sonebhadra, Mr. Neelesh Yadav from Amethi and Mr. Shashank Awasthi from Rae Bareli were exemplary examples for other students to emulate.
Mr. Kapoor Saroj has attained fifth rank in the SC category despite having poor eye sight while Mr. Shashank Awasthi has not only been selected in the IIT but has also got 97 per cent marks in class XII exams. The Chief Minister while lauding the success of the students also wished them all the best for a bright future.
Praising the hard work and toil of these meritorious students, the Chief Minister highlighted how they had not only fought adverse financial and social conditions but had also achieved their goals despite several stumbling blocks in their way. Mr. Yadav also appealed to the students to help weak and poor students all through their life, even after getting jobs and climbing the ladder of success.
He also expressed hope that these children will scale further heights of success in their journey of IIT and said that the Samajwadi Government has always been appreciative of talent, merit and hard work and assured the student fraternity of extending all possible help in future too.
The Chief Minister also pointed out that youth had an important role in development of the state and called for all support and help to the students so that they can achieve new heights of success in the future and bring laurels to the state.
Mr. Yadav also informed how his government had provided free laptops to students from weaker and marginalized sections of the society to bridge the gap between haves and have nots and bring them nearer to technology. These laptops, he added, were now aiding the students in their education.
The Chief Minister also informed the students that through 4G, all major historical, public and tourism places in the state would be linked to wi-fi internet services and said that his government was all for cooperation with the union government on development. Mr Yadav also made references to the power sub-stations, separate feeders for farmers, solar power projects.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pension Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Science & Technology Minister Mr. Manoj Pandey, other people’s representatives, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, other officers and families of the meritorious students.