Under the Skill Development Scheme more than six lakh people and 50 companies have registered for training within 15 days
Rs 10 lakh financial assistance announced for Shaheed Major Pushpendra Dev Singh Charitable Trust
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that communal harmony was a must for progress and development of any society and added that some nefarious forces were out to disrupt the social fabric of the society but they are not succeeding due to the solidarity of the people of the state. He further said that it was very easy to be communal but difficult to be secular. The Chief Minister was speaking at a cultural event ‘Ek pahal’ jointly organised under the aegis of Shaheed Major Pushpendra Dev Singh Charitable trust and Uday Bharat Social Organisation at the Sangeet Natak Academy.
Mr. Yadav specially lauded an event ‘Bhaichara’ presented at the cultural event and underlined the need of imbibing the message in the event. Adding further that Uttar Pradesh was a state whose economy was based on agriculture and pointed out that the state government was doing a lot of work for the rural sectors other than for others sections of the society. Saying that the majority of Indian population was of youngsters and the situation is similar in UP, the Chief Minister said that his government was focusing on skill development. Deliberating on the skill development mission, the Chief Minister informed that due to the reluctance of the previous state government the scheme was lying defunct and added that his government was taking the scheme seriously and in the first fortnight alone, more than six lakh youngsters and 50 companies have enrolled for the training.
Discussing the developmental works and welfare schemes undertaken by the state government, the Chief Minister said the state was very big and cannot be compared to smaller states. He said that every district in the state has its own economy and efforts are on to strengthen it. Pointing out that UP’s free laptop scheme to students of the state were being aped by other state governments and being included in their manifestoes.
The Chief Minister also spoke on some serious steps being taken in the health sector and also the increase of UP’s quota of MBBS by 500 seats. Referring to the adverse conditions in which army personnel work, the Chief Minister said that he couldn’t find army of any other country working in such conditions while defending their country’s boundaries.
Lauding the role of defence forces in the rescue operations after the Uttarakhand natural disaster, Mr. Yadav said it is for reasons such as these that the countrymen and people world over respect the army men a lot. The Chief Minister also announced a financial assistance of Rs. 10 lakhs for the Shaheed Major Pushpendra Dev Singh Trust and gave away gifts to economically weaker section children from the rural places. Answering questions posed by the media the Chief Minister said that his government was working towards improving the power scenario in the state and said that due to the efforts of the state government, by 2016, cities will start getting 24-hour power supply and 18-hours in rural areas. He also said that strict action would be initiated against government officials and employees found coming late to office or missing from work place during office hours.
Also present on the occasion were Jail Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Minor Irrigation minister Mr. Raj Kishore Singh and Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Academy Mr. Naved Siddiqui and a large number of dignitaries and members of social organisations. At the beginning of the event, president of the organisation, retired brigadier Mr. RD Singh welcomed the guests and informed them about the work being done by the organisation.