June 14, Ahmedabad – Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today exhorted the youth to choose their career as per taste and temperament and work hard with sincerity towards their goal to reap demographic dividends.
Inaugurating the 3-day Grand Education Fair at the Gujarat University Convention & Exhibition Centre here, he said that his government is giving incentives to youth to start up new projects based on innovative and creative ideas, research and development.
Even as the government aimed at providing jobs and work to 10 lakh youth, he said, one lakh persons were provided job in one recruitment fair. Nearly 40 state and national level bright youth were extended Rs.50-lakh assistance for research and development for startup projects
He said that it was due to the farsightedness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who as the Chief Minister of Gujarat gave the state the mantra of Panchamrit Shakti for all round development of the youth. His latest campaigns like Make in India, Skill India and Startup India have made the youth face global challenges in this age of knowledge.
Mr. Rupani said that his government is keen to instill confidence in the new generation, provide them best education, create opportunities and make them ‘job-givers, and not job-seekers’.
He recalled how the previous governments followed the Macaulay’s system of education which eluded 100 per cent enrolment, zero dropout rates, and in girls’ education. Our leaders like Nehruji giving slogans like ‘Aaram Haram Hey’, perpetuating poverty, corruption and an army of unemployed youth. Not a single Indian university stands anywhere among the world’s top universities, not even after 70 years of Independence.
Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma asked the students to take maximum advantage of opportunities thrown open by Grand Education Fair and develop their skill, build a bright future.
Maharashtra’s Education Minister Vinod Tawde liked Gujarat’s Grand Education Fair and its theme, ‘Swapna Tamaru; Dhyeya Amaro’, providing a huge platform to guide students.
Gujarat’s Higher and Technical Education Principal Secretary Anju Sharma delivered the welcome address. Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat Advisor A.U. Patel proposed a vote of thanks.
Those present on the occasion included Water Supply Minister Babubhai Bokhiriya, Ministers of State Nanubhai Vanani, Jayadrthsinh Prmar, Nirmalaben Wadhwani, Parliamentary Secretaries Babubhai Patel and Vibhavariben Dave, Senior officers of Education Department K.K. Nirala and K.V. Upadhyay, Vice-Chancellors of State Universities, Professors, Consultants, Exhibitors and Students.