Youths opting for Yoga is sign of positive development: CM Rawat
DEHRADUN Uttarakhand Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that educated, well-mannered youths having moral values are as asset to the society and they are future of the country. He was expressing his views as a chief guest at the annual function of PNG College, Ramnagar on Saturday He said it is a matter of happiness that youths are taking up Yoga in large numbers. Mr Trivendra Singh Rawat along with Higher Education Minister Dr Dhan Singh Rawat and MLA Deewan Singh Bisht jointly lighted the lamp to inaugurate the function.
The Chief Minister said that inclination towards Yoga from enrolled students is a positive sign of development. He stressed on the importance of cleanliness in ones’ life. He said that special cleanliness drive has been launched to clean Rispana in Dehradun and Kosi in Almora along with other important rivers across the state. Referring to the menace of corruption, he said that it was a bane and his government has taken many steps to eradicate corruption from the state. He said that the money thus saved from corruption would be used for the development work in the field of road, electricity, education, health etc. in the state.
He announced the construction of bridge on river Dheala, and 100 metre concrete bridge on Shorwa drain in Ramnagar on the request of local MLA Deewan Singh Bisht. He also sanctioned Rs 8.23 crore for embankment work for Pampapuri-Bharatpuri, Rs 2.75 crore for flood control in Teada, and sanctioned posts in Ramnagar degree college, repairing of auditorium, opening of computer science, and completion of building of multi-gym at degree college at the earliest. He assured the gathering about early construction of Ramnagar bus stand and to make arrangement for parking facility at old Tehsil.
Speaking on the occasion, State Higher Education Minister, Dr Dhan Singh Rawat said that government has done commendable work in the field of higher education. He said focus was laid to create educational environment in the universities. He said that apart from constructing new building, toilets and computers, libraries were extended in the colleges. He said that Rs 12 lakh has been sanctioned for Ramnagar college, Rs 45 lakh for basketball court, Rs 12 lakh for boundary wall and hi-tech toilet, Rs 64 has been granted for increase in number of computers and library strength in the college. He said efforts were on to fill vacant posts in the college.
Dr Rawat said that government would give Rs 50,000 each to 150 candidates who have cleared NDA/CDS examinations, and free coaching for NDA/CDS and higher education would be given to 50 economically weak students.