Will not let talents become frustrated
Bhopal. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that children are the future of the country. Children should continue to study, move ahead and build their future. He said that talents will not be allowed to become frustrated. Whatever obstruction comes in the way will be removed. He assured the students not to walk on the paths already laid, instead they should pave new ways. The problems of the students will be solved. He was addressing the Swarna Sharda Scholarship ceremony at Mansarovar auditorium in the Vidhan Sabha.
He said that the moments he spends with children are the most peaceful and give him happiness. He always stands with outstanding talents and is putting in every possible effort to provide assistance to them. The state government has launched schemes like free books, cycles to travel to other villages for further studies, Ladli Laxmi Yojana etc. He would often be told about the problem of not being able to pay fees, being faced by talented children from financially weak families. To solve this problem, the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana was implemented. Earlier 75 percent marks was the limit for the Yojana which was reduced to 70 percent on the demand of the students. Achievements is only a step, the destination is yet to come.
Western culture should not be aped blindly. Indian culture gives women the honour of a ‘Devi’. Security of women has been given topmost priority in the state. So far 10 persons have been awarded death penalty in state. He appealed to the men to always respect women.
Vidhan Sabha Speaker Sitasaran Sharma said that the real political leader is the one who walks on his own vision. The society starts following him. The society has accepted the Chief Minister’s Beta-Beti Padhao Vision. He said that just as the Chief Minister has presented an example to the society by honouring women, the same is the responsibility of the political leaders also.
The programme started with a two-minute silence to pay homage to former Prime Minister Late Atal Behari Vajpayee. This was followed by the distribution of scholarship to meritorious students and release of coffee table book Medha.