By distributing laptops in villages, the state government has bridged the digital divide
Chief Minister launches daily eveninger ‘The Mid Day Activist’
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the dreams seen by Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Lohia and Shaheed Bhagat Singh have yet not been fulfilled and said that while the nation had progressed and developed, many areas still are backward. Calling for a battle against this backwardness, the Chief Minister told a gathering at the launch of daily eveninger ‘The Mid Day Activist’ that the young generations should take inspiration from the life and struggles of Bhagat Singh.
He added that it was the need of time that Bhagat Singh’s personality and work is read and recalled how his life had given a new direction to the freedom struggle.
Terming September 27 as a historic day, Mr. Yadav informed that work on the Lucknow Metro Rail project has also been kickstarted today, it is anniversary of the martyred Bhagat Singh and also the day when ‘The Mid Day Activist’ was being launched in Lucknow. He also informed how where Samajwadi Government had initiated the Metro Rail, it had also slashed VAT on bicycles.
The Chief Minister said he was making all efforts to come true to the mandate given to his government and pointed out how by distributing free laptops in villages and far flung areas, the state government had bridged the digital divide. He also mentioned the Kanya Vidyadhan scheme and unemployment allowance as schemes undertaken by the Samajwadi Government. Pointing out the significant role of the media and journalists, he exhorted them to bring out the truth.
Mr. yadav wished the team of the eveninger well and said that he hoped that it would leave its footprint in the media world. The Chief Minister earlier lit the ceremonial lamp and honoured Mr. Shreekrishna, nephew of Bhagat Singh. The event was also addressed by chief editor Mr. Umesh Kumar, resident editor Mr. Sanjay Sharma and Chief Advisor Mr. Amitabh Agnihotri and cine actress Ms. Mahima Chowdhary.
Also present on the occasion were many members of the State cabinet, MP’s, legislators, public representatives, Chairman of the UP Bhasha Sansthan and eminent poet Mr. Gopal Das Neeraj, Chief Secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, other dignitaries, officials and members of the media fraternity.