State government would soon open skill development institutes: CM 17-05-2015
Chandigarh, May 17- Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that the state government would soon open skill development institutes for the skill development of those who could not get education and remained illiterate but have inherited skills. The Chief Minister was speaking at the Saksharta Karyakram-2015 organized by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Tagore theatre here today. He also announced to provide land for setting up of a 200 bedded hospital by Bharat Vikas Parishad at Panchkula. He said that the Prime MInsiter Mr Narendra Modi has given the dictum ‘Padhe Bharat-Badhe Bharat’ which means there would not be any development without education. He said that this year, in Haryana the pass percentage for Class X is 48 per cent and for Class XII it is 54 per cent which is a matter of concern. He said that students cannot be blamed for this but to overcome the shortcomings in the management, the state government would soon train teachers so as to provide the students with quality education. Besides this, moral education would also be provided to students by teaching verses of holy Gita. He said that not only holy Gita but also other significant things mentioned in any scripture or literature would also be included in the syllabus. The Chie Minister said that the Prime Minister has launched the National Programme ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ from Panipat. He said that there were many evil practices being followed against our daughters and even now women in our society could not get that equal status and we are responsible for decline in the number of girls. He said that in Haryana there is very low sex ratio and to bring balance in it, campaigns are being launched to spread awareness among people and there is a provision of harsh penalties for those involved in female foeticide. He said that girls are provided with free education and under the scheme, a sum of Rs 21,000 deposited in their accounts and they get Rs one lakh on completion of 18 years of age. In order to balance sex ratio, the state government is formulating schemes, he added. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also appreciated the efforts of Bharat Vikas Parishad which was set up in 1963 with the vision of service, cooperation, contact and dedication and was working for the well-being of people, helping the helpless and helping in educating meritorious poor students. Mahamandaleshwar Geeta Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj appreciated the Medical Service Center being run by Bharat Vikas Parishad. He said that learned is the one who gives his or her cooperation in educating the illiterate. He said that one who helps, supports and shelters the poor is the richest. And one who uplifts the downtrodden is the strongest. He said that saint is not a position or job but it is a name of conscious thinking. He said that we have adopted the mantra of pausing, thinking and moving ahead. The Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal and Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj also distributed books and uniforms among eleven poor students. On this occasion, BJP President, Chandigarh unit, Mr Sanjay Tandon, through the Parishad, adopted 50 children for their education. Similarly, Jindal Group, Moti Lal Jindal, Setia Group, Gulzari Lal also adopted 50 each children for their education.