UP CM honours meritorious students

UP CM honours meritorious students

PRESS  5X10Lucknow, Jul 1 - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here today reached out to the state and district level toppers of board exams in an event named ‘Medhaviyo ka Sammaan’ and claimed that the speed of development through expressway and metro projects in the state would enhance the economic growth. Mr Yadav congratulated and wished the toppers while advising them to continue hard work, as they did for the boards, with same spirit for success in life. With continuing demands from the score of students to click a selfie with him, the CM quipped that the measure of success was when people start to expect a selfie with you. He awarded certificates along with bicycles and medals to the students from the schools of the state. Terming them the future doctors and engineers, he suggested that students should read autobiographies of great people like Mahatma Gandhi to reach the skies. He asked them to read the likes of the President, but didn’t include Prime Minister in his statement. The energy of the students was infectious as and when their names were called on for the award, they responded with extreme excitement. One of the toppers said he has been inspired by the young CM. The students shared their experiences with other students and parents present at the venue. The proud parents could be witnessed from afar as one of them said they had travelled a long distance to reach to the event. Guardian of another student said the hard work of their child had payed well. He demanded better opportunities for their children in the state itself. Explaining the utility of Lucknow-Agra expressway, Akhilesh Yadav said the connected villages would flourish in future and would ensure the progress of weaker sections of society. He emphasised that doubling the speed of development would triple the economic growth. He also assured the students awarded in the event that they would get the laptops as part of spending on social welfare schemes. The Chief Minister hoped that the expressway and metro rail project would usher the development and employment opportunities for the youth. The event saw the 290 students being awarded for their outstanding achievement. However, the eager students had to wait for more than a half hour before the arrival of the CM. To embrace the occasion, two sisters dedicated a song to the CM, on which they received special accolades from him. Priyanshi and Pratikha, the duo singers, said they were delighted to meet the CM face to face for the first time and he had promised accolades for them. Among others were present the ministers of the government. Ahmad Hasan, Minister of Health took on the previous government saying, this government has reached from Stone Age to modern age, adding that previous government connected with stones while the present government, with human emotions. He cited the case of IIT qualified students from Pratapgarh, who were given financial assistance by the state government. He praised the CM for sky high vision but working with foot on ground. Mahmood Ali, state education pminister said special focus was on education in this regime. He saluted the youth for being the future of the nation and added that no financial crunch would deter the education of youth. He indicated a likely upgradation of syllabus of 12th class for better competence of students in competitive exams. Applauding the CM in poetic tone, state Madhyamik Shiksha Minister Vijay Bahadur Pal said there was a need for equality of boys and girls in the state. He added that every girl should learn to fight against the evils of society. Meanwhile, a National level shooter and state level topper Kanchan Pandey took her problem of lack of funds to buy a practice rifle to the CM. She said she had qualified at 6th place for the forthcoming shooting competition to be held in Lucknow in August. The CM took cognisance of the matter and assured of assistance.

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