Children who have lost their parents untimely due to Corona are our responsibility- Chief Minister Chouhan
Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that today Diwali was celebrated at the Chief Minister’s residence with the children whose parents have lost their lives untimely due to Corona. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has implemented Mukhyamantri Covid Bal Seva Yojana for such children. In the scheme, there is a provision of free ration and financial assistance along with the arrangement of free education for the beneficiary children. 1365 children of the state are the beneficiaries of the scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan celebrated the festival of Deepawali today with 66 children selected out of them and had lunch with the children. About one and a half thousand children of the state are the beneficiaries of the scheme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had lunch with 50 children selected out of these on the day of Diwali. He loved these children and said that you should not consider yourself alone. Live life with full courage and get a respectable means of livelihood by doing good studies and education. The government is with you. Mama is also involved in your happiness and sorrow and always will be.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a programme organized at the Chief Minister’s residence for the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Bal Seva Yojana. About 66 children from Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha, Rajgarh and Hoshangabad participated in the programme. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also interacted virtually with the children of other districts. In the programme organized at the Chief Minister’s residence, 10 children below the age of 10 years, 23 children in the age group of 11 to 15 years and 33 children above the age of 16 years participated.
Parents are invaluable assets
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that I know your suffering. Parents are invaluable assets. There will be a feeling of their absence, but there is no need to be sad. By studying well and doing some good work in life, you have to bring laurels to their names. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that many great people of the world had lost their parents in their childhood, but they got a special place in life. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay is also among such people. While living in painful conditions, he studied seriously and became a successful person. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that one has to forget the past and move ahead in life. You all go ahead. You will not have to face any difficulties. Proper arrangements have been made for your study. The government will be with you in deciding the path of life in future also.
Chief Minister had an intimate dialogue with the children
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan had an intimate dialogue with many children. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that I admire your courage. You go ahead, we are with you every step of the way. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Rs.5000 per month has been arranged for you as protection fund. There will be no obstacle in your studies. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that you have to move forward. Decide the target, what to become, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with the children intimately. Blessed them with affection. The Chief Minister told the children not to be worried, Mama is with you. There will be no shortage in your care. Smt. Sadhna Singh was also present on this occasion. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan went to the children invited to the Chief Minister’s residence and inquired about their well being. He urged them to keep on studying with enthusiasm. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that 30 percent seats in police are for daughters. Your hard work will bring you success in every field. Most of the children expressed their desire to serve in the army, police and medical field. These children include Nikita, Ashish Yadav, Aayush and Mahi.
Three inspiring stories told to children
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also narrated three inspiring stories to the children who lost their parents in Corona. These included the stories of the disciple Arjuna while receiving education from Guru Dronacharya, the conversation of mother and child with Mahatma Gandhi and Yudhishthira’s implementation of the teachings received from the Guru.
Story one – Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that Kauravas and Pandavas were taking education of archery with Guru Dronacharya. The Guru’s method of taking the test was also of its own kind. Showing a bird sitting on a tree, he told the students that you have to hit the target by aiming at the eye of this bird. Along with this he asked the students one by one what do you see in front of them. Duryodhana, Dushasana, Nakula, Sahadeva and other disciples said that they could see the tree, the leaves were visible, the flowers were visible. But when Arjuna was asked what do you see, Arjuna’s answer was that I can see the bird’s eye. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the essence of this story is that we have to focus only on the goal.
Story two – Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that once a mother had reached Gandhi ji with her child. Mother said that this child eats a lot of jaggery, please advise him not to eat so much jaggery. Gandhiji did not give any advice on the first day. This went on for three or four days. After this, on the request of the mother, Gandhiji explained to the child that it is not appropriate to eat more jaggery. The child’s mother asked Gandhiji that you could have explained this thing even on the first day, then why did you explain this thing only after four days? Gandhiji’s reply was that on the first day, I did not have the right to say to the child that do not eat jaggery. The reason for this was that I myself eat jaggery every day. Now if I explain this thing to the child, then first I should implement it myself, only then I will be able to tell someone not to eat jaggery every day. The essence of the story is that if you tell someone something, first learn to implement it yourself
Story three- Chief Minister Shri Chouhan while narrating the third story to the children told that once Yudhishthira could not learn the text of the lesson “Speak the truth always”. Yudhishthira was asked by his guru to come after learning this lesson tomorrow. Many days passed, Yudhishthira could not learn the lesson. After this Guruji got angry and asked Yudhishthira why you are not able to memorize this lesson? Yudhishthira replied that if he used to say something every day, then some untruth would come in that matter. When you asked to memorize the lesson “Speak the truth always”, it meant that you have to show it by doing so. If I can’t tell the truth, then how can I assume that I learn the lesson? The essence of this story is that whatever education you get in life, you should also implement it.
Children lit lamps
At the Chief Minister’s residence, the beneficiaries of Mukhyamantri Covid Bal Seva Yojana celebrated the festival of lights by lighting lamps and candles along with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Smt. Sadhna Singh. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan welcomed all the children with flowers. The children were very happy with the welcome accorded by the Chief Minister. Forgetting the calamity in their family due to Corona, they along with the Chief Minister attended the Deep Parv like a member of his family.
Served dishes to children, fed them with his own hands and ate with children’s hands
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan not only talked a lot with the children who came to the Chief Minister’s residence, but also served them various dishes with his own hands. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and his wife Smt. Sadhna Singh fed the children with their own hands. Many children also fed chowmein, paneer curry, puri and pav bhaji with their own hands to the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and Smt. Sadhna Singh. These children included Ruhi, Mahi, Yashi, and Shivansh etc. Sonam Thakur Vidisha, a girl child, gave a letter to Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, expressing her gratitude by being overwhelmed on inviting her to the Chief Minister’s residence, celebrating Diwali together and having food. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told Sonam that no problem would be allowed in her life. In the programme Nausheen Khan from Itarsi and Aparajita Tiwari from Hoshangabad performed the song “Tu Kitni Achhi Hai Maa”. Many people including Nausheen Khan became emotional with this song. It is noteworthy that Nausheen Khan, studying in class X, has lost her mother in Corona. His father passed away in the childhood of Nausheen.
There was a lot of enthusiasm among the children to see the Gau-shala, Chief Minister’s house, office chamber, lawn, office rooms in the Chief Minister’s residence. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan himself took the children on a tour of the residence premises and informed them about the functioning.
Isha, Roohi, Mahi and Trishala talked a lot with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan along with the children left for the residence on foot. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked the children whether they will walk on foot, will you get tired or not. On this, 6-year-old Trishala Soni, who is holding the hand of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan, said that thia Mama walk slowly. In the walking tour of the Chief Minister’s residence, Trishala along with Isha of Raisen and twin sisters Mahi and Ruhi of Bhopal continued to interact with Chief Minister Shri Chouhan. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan resolved every curiosity of the children with affection.
Smt. Sadhna Singh gave information about kitchen garden and cowshed to the children
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children about the importance of plantation done by them in the garden of the residence and inspired them to plant trees. Gave information about Panchayats and other programmes held at the Chief Minister’s residence. Smt. Sadhna Singh informed about the vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. Along with this, while visiting the cowshed, she told that Dhanwantri, a cow here, has given birth to a female calf two days ago. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan informed the children about the medicinal trees and plants planted in the garden near the gaushala.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan showed his office and conference room to the children
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan made the children visit the temple at his residence. Smt. Sadhna Singh informed the children about Madana and Rangoli. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children in the meeting room that here on the birth anniversary and death anniversary of great men, garlands are put on the pictures of great men. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that remembering and knowing about great men is inspiring for all of us. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also showed the video conference room and office to the children. When Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked the children that how many hours do I work, a child suddenly said that 24 hours. On this, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that I work 18 hours a day. Smt. Sadhna Singh said that achievements are possible only by hard work.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan did the first agitation in class Seventh
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that they had started working actively in the village since they were in class 5. He made his first movement in class 7. This movement was to increase the wages of the village labourers. Explaining the system of giving wages in the form of food grains, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that he started the first movement to demand that the labourers be given five paisa wages instead of two and a half paisa.
“You’re my friend”
Giving information about himself, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the children that his mother had passed away in childhood. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan encouraged the children to move forward continuously. A child greeted Chief Minister Shri Chouhan by saying “You are my friend”. Student of BA first year in Bhopal, Ishika Malviya, said that “Sir, we get a lot of inspiration from you.”
Children got gift packs of the colour of their choice
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan presented Diwali gifts to all the children in the garden at his residence. The packets presented to each child included a book, chocolates, sweets, bags and sparkles. The children took gift packs of their choice by calling the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan as Mama.
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