Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana benefit also to 12th pass outs of earlier years

08 Sep 2017
Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana benefit also to 12th pass outs of earlier years

Students taking admission in marked educational institutions this year and who passed the 12th examination with more than 75 percent marks in the previous years can also take the benefit of Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was addressing the the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit organized today at Gyan Vigan Bhavan in Barkatullah University. Among those who attend the Youth Summit organized by India Today included Minister of State for Cooperatives Shri Vishwas Sarang, MLA Shri Jaivardhan Singh, Sarpanch Sushri Bhakti Sharma and a large number of youths.

CM Chouhan called upon the youths to aim for a fruitful, successful, extraordinary life. He told them to prepare a roadmap, work hard and think high. A person becomes what he thinks. If one resolves, nothing is impossible. Need is for natural exposure of one’s capacity. Blind imitation is not good. There are endless possibilities for the state’s youths. New investment is creating new opportunities for employment. There are ample opportunities for self-employment. Food processing units can be put up panchayat wise. Financial assistance schemes are being implemented with 5 percent interest and 15 percent loan subsidy for five years on the government’s guarantee. There is provision of 6 percent interest subsidy for women. Government has kept a target to set up employment and self-employment for 7.5 lakh youths this year. Efforts are being made to make youth –the job givers. Youth from the state should turn out to be big industrialists. Government is making efforts to ensure that the dreams of youths should not die due to scarcity. Besides free education, uniform and cycles scholarship is being made available to general category children also apart from scheduled caste, tribes, minority and other backward classes.

CM Chouhan said that youth will build Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s new India. Their innovative ideas and entrepreneurship efforts will be fully supported by the government. He called upon youths to connect to creative work. He said that the youths should take up any one work like plantation of saplings, river water conservation, environmental awareness, quality of education etc. He informed that he too engaged in teaching once in 15 days. He said that the state was becoming the engine for the country’s development, the estimated Agriculture Growth Rate of which is 29 percent this year. The growth rate is in two digits since 8 years. He said 22 out of 100 clean cities under Swachhata Abhiyan are of the state. The first is Indore followed by Bhopal which is second.

CM takes part in questionnaire programme

In reply to various questions put up during the questionnaire programme, the Chief Minister said that no work is small or big. This thinking of the society is totally wrong that the children of people sitting on big posts should also do similar work. He said that efforts to persuade more youths towards entrepreneurship are being speeded up. Products of young entrepreneurs are being put on display and their experiences are shared. It is matter of pride that 90-95 percent young entrepreneurs are successful. He said that college seats are becoming vacant with more than expected supply of engineers. New opportunities of alternate professions and self-employment are being created. He said that seven new government medical colleges will be opened next year to resolve the issue of dearth of physicians. Service conditions and professional prohibitions on doctors are being amended. By making cities the headquarters of doctors, arrangements are being made to send them to rural areas with paramedical staff. Doctors who are beneficiaries of the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana are now bound to serve in rural areas of the state for three years. He said that the Dil Se programme is an effort to have a direct heart to heart talk with various sections of the society in state as this talk has a direct effect on the heart and mind.

Throwing light on the outline of the event, Group Editorial Editor of India Today Shri Raj Chengappa told that Madhya Pradesh is the most fast progressing states in the country. In a dialogue with youths during the questionnaire programme, he mentioned the prominent incidents of the Chief Minister’s political life. Vellore Institute of Technology Chancellor Shri Vishwanathan said that Madhya Pradesh is a state with the best cities and best Chief Minister in North India.

The programme ended with presentation of a memento to the Chief Minister. The selected young participants were presented with signed T-shirts by the Chief Minister.