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Responsibility for Bright Future of Children Lies with Government

28 Jun 2017
Responsibility for Bright Future of Children Lies with Government

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the government has taken the responsibility of children’s bright future. Dreams of talented children will not fade away. The state government will bear the fee of under graduate level courses of the students. CM Chouhan was addressing the meritorious students encouragement programme at Lal Parade ground today. He also administered a pledge to the students for respect towards elders, compliance of civil duties, to plant one sapling in a year, to save electricity and water, to send every child to school and to stay away from intoxication.

CM Chouhan stated that inspiration to fulfill the dreams of children comes from their aspirations. He always holds direct dialogues with the children. Wherever he goes, children apprise him of their problems. The biggest concern of the children is fee for further studies. In order to redress the concern of the children an initiative has been taken in Madhya Pradesh which is not taken anywhere in the world till date. Fee will not become hurdle in the education of meritorious students of the state now. No stone will be left unturned for meritorious students’ education.

Moreover, CM Chouhan said that Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidhyarthi Yojana has been implemented in the state. The state government has taken resolve to make children’s future bright, no matter how much money is needed. Under the scheme fee for higher education of children belonging to poor families without any discrimination of caste and creed will be borne by the state government. Children of all the families of the state having an annual income upto Rs. 6 lakh are entitle in the scheme. Students of Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh securing 75 percent marks besides CBSE students securing 85 percent marks and above will be benefitted under the scheme. Beneficiary students can do business of their own choice, establish industry or take up employment after the education. The state government will establish such a fund in which benefitted students could contribute on their own will to help other students. Students getting assistance in medical education only will have to render services in the rural areas. Students pursuing studies in government medical colleges and private medical colleges will have to render services in rural areas for two and three years respectively.

CM Chouhan said that children of state are talented, hard working and competent. He urged the children to use their talent, capacity and competency for creation of employment. Set up industry and businesses. The state government will provide support to them. Bank loan from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 2 crore will be given to youths under the Mukhya Mantri Yuva Udhyami Yojana for which guarantee will be given by the government. Also, theoretical and practical training will be provided to the youths.

Felicitating the teachers of government schools, CM Chouhan mentioned that students of 10 thousand out of 18 thousand schools got success with their efforts. CM Chouhan welcomed meritorious students showering rose petals. He presented a cheque of Rs. 25 thousand for laptop and citation letter to each five first students who secured names in merit list of various groups as a token.

Minister for School Education Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah said that the government is making constant efforts for qualitative education. Efforts are being made to provide better quality lap tops to meritorious students in future. Lap tops will be provided under the scheme next year too. Flag hoisting programme has been made mandatory in all the government and private schools from class 6th to 12th to encourage sentiments of patriotism and respect towards nation. Every day classes will be conducted in the schools only after the flag hoisting. Flag hoisting will be carried out from class 1 from next year. He further mentioned that roster rule has been introduced in seating arrangements in classes in order for equal attention of teachers on all the students. Rules of schools’ recognition have been updated to ensure availability of basic facilities in the schools. He also informed about the scheme implemented to help the failed students pass the examination. Examination for such students will be conducted in segments through open school. NCERT books have been introduced in the schools. Steps to bring fee of private schools under control will be taken soon, he added.

Minister of State for School Education Shri Deepak Joshi congratulated meritorious students and extended good wishes for their bright future. He said that the state government is committed for all possible help of students to bring laurel to the state and country. He told the students that there are big aspirations of government, society and families from the students and they will make concrete efforts to fulfill their aspirations.

Secretary School Education Smt. Deepti Goud Mukherjee informed that the scheme has been introduced with a main objective to provide facility and to encourage students for higher education.

At the outset, guests garlanded the idol of Maa Saraswati and lighted the lamp. Saraswati Vandana was presented by the students of Sharda Vidhya Mandir. National song and Madhya Pradesh Gaan was also recited. Guests were welcomed presenting them books in the programme.

Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development Shri Gourishankar Bisen, MLAs Shri Surendranath Singh, Shri Rameshwar Sharma, President Municipal Corporation- Bhopal Shri Surjeet Singh Chouhan, President Jila Panchayat –Bhopal Shri Manmohan Nagar, President Jila Panchayat –Balaghat Smt. Rekha Bisen, Chairman Child Protection Commission Shri Raghvendra Sharma and meritorious students of all the districts who have secured over 75 percent marks, several teachers and parents were present in the programme.