State government stands with students at every step : Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that students of the state should do everything possible to progress in life. The state government stands with you at every step. Rs 40 crore 52 lakh was transferred by single click to the accounts of 16 thousand 208 students in ratio of Rs 25 thousand per student for purchase of laptops under the Pratibhashali Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana. An amount of Rs 101 crore is to be provided to 40 thousand 542 students under the scheme this year. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this scheme was discontinued. The scheme which encourages students and creates competitive spirit is being re-launched today on the occasion of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birthday. This incentive is being given to students through a virtual progarmme due to Covid-19. Otherwise, I would have been delighted on meeting my nephews and nieces in person.

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya and Prime Minister Shri Modi’s life is inspirational

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that students should take inspiration from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. He lived in difficult circumstances but never gave up. He formed an organization on the basis of his talent and gave a new concept to the world. Shri Chouhan said that the life of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is also inspiring for the students. Appreciating Shri Modi, a man who survived difficult circumstances, for his organizational skills, Shri Chouhan said that a new, glorious, magnificent, prosperous, flourishing and powerful India is emerging under Shri Modi’s leadership. The young generation should move ahead in the fields of their interest and nature with self-respect and self-esteem. Shri Chouhan said that if a person develops a roadmap and constantly strives with determination to achieve whatever goal he/she sets, he/she is sure to be successful.

To create Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh, it is must to build students’ life

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that I have to build an Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. For this it is necessary to build your life. Shri Chouhan called upon the students to move ahead with courage and enthusiasm maintaining independent thinking, alert mind, egolessness and patience. He said that the mantra of “Man ke hare haar hai man ke jeete jeet”- should always be followed.

CM Shri Chouhan thanked for relaunching scheme

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan symbolically presented citations and cheques to six students of Bhopal namely Rajneesh Singrole, Sumit Shukla, Anchal Jain, Anjali Mishra, Ilma Khan and Shailya Singh at Minto Hall. While presenting the outline of the programme, School Education Minister Shri Inder Singh Parmar welcomed and thanked Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for restarting the scheme. Minister for Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Sushri Meena Singh also addressed the programme. On this occasion, Minister for Farmers Welfare and Agriculture Development, Shri Kamal Patel and Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare, Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribal Welfare, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Science and Technology Minister Shri Om Prakash Sakhlecha, Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development, Shri Ram Khelavan Patel and Principal Secretary School Education Smt. Rashmi Arun Shami were present. The programme began with the Madhya Pradesh Gaan.

Rs 101 crore to be provided for laptops in the year 2020

It may be noted that the Pratibhashali Vidyarthi Protsahan Yojana was started in 2009. Initially, students of government schools, scoring more than 85 percent marks in Class XII examinations of the Board of Secondary Education were provided funds to purchase laptops. Students of private schools also started being given the benefits of this scheme from the year 2013. This time, 40 thousand 542 students, who have secured 80 percent and above marks in Class XII examinations of the year 2020, are being given more than Rs 101 crore in ratio of Rs 25 thousand per student.

Apart from the state-level programme organized in Bhopal, citations and cheques were given to students at the district level also. While the programme was available on Webcast, YouTube, Facebook it was also telecast on Doordarshan and other major channels. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with four students, who secured maximum marks in XIIIth Board examinations.

Students should not worry about studies and coaching, government will make arrangements

Khushi Singh of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Teonthar, Rewa district, secured 97.20 percent marks in Arts Faculty. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked about her family members. Khushi said that the school was five kilometers away and she used to ride her way to school on bicycle. Khushi wants to become an IAS officer. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told her not to worry about further studies as well as coaching and that the government will make arrangements. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is necessary to include sports and exercise in daily life along with studies.

This son is flying high with confidence

Krishna Kumar Kewat of School of Excellence, Mauganj Rewa, who is bereft of both hands, wrote his exams with feet and passed with 82.8 percent marks. On connecting with him through video conferencing and knowing about him, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that this is a victory of passion, you have created a new history. Krishna Kumar told that his father works as a labourer, but being old, he is unable to run the house. He said that he wants to become an administrative officer. At this, Shri Chouhan said that this son is flying high with confidence. The Chief Minister directed to take necessary action to arrange for artificial hands for Krishna Kumar. He said that the state government will bear all its expenses. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told Krishna Kumar that you are the son of Madhya Pradesh; the state government will bear all the expenses of his education, coaching and training. At the same time, government will bear the expenses of implanting artificial hands.

“These are real heroes”

Kumari Kirti Kushwaha is a student of Priyamvada Birla Higher Secondary private School, Satna. Her 75 percent vision is impaired since birth. She obtained 94.40 percent marks in commerce. While interacting with Kirti, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that “These are real heroes, there is no need for children to look up to Bollywood”. We must take inspiration from Krishna Kumar and Kirti. Shri Chouhan instructed Collector Satna to arrange for Kirti’s treatment at Shankar Netralaya, Chennai. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also congratulated Shri Abhishek Shakhya of Bhind.