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Youths urged to develop abilities to take-on world

Patan: Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel today ascertained that the state government is determined to develop skills and abilities among the youths of Gujarat to make them capable to compete at the world level. In this reference, the Chief Minister further stated that the Gujarat’s universities, schools, colleges should expand the spheres of those syllabuses which are offering knowledge expertise. Smt. Patel was speaking at the Yuva Sammelan organized by the Hemchandracharya North-Gujarat University, Patan, as a part of the state level main celebration of 68th Independence Day Celebration being held at Patan. On the occasion, the Chief Minister honoured as many as 14 sports personalities of the state, who had famed the Gujarat at various national and international level competitions in different sports disciplines, with state level awards such as “Shaktidoot”, “Eklavya” and others as a part of the Sports and Cultural Youth Programmes. She had also given away the total cash rewards of Rs 45/- lakhs to these sports-persons. Smt. Patel said the state has as many as 54 universities, including well-known Marine Engineering, Pandit Dindayal Petroleum University, Law University etc., which are providing the high level profession degree courses and their passed-out students are in high-demand in the related industries in the world over. The Chief Minister called on the youths to take a pledge to make the India a world guru by developing their capacities as the country has 65% young-population. Smt. Patel also announced cash rewards in a range between Rs 5-Cr to Rs. 25-lakh for the sports persons who have represented the Gujarat and excelled at Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games. While, excelling at the senior level in national sports competitions in individual category, the prize money would be Rs.3-lakh for No.1, Rs.2-lakh for No.2 and Rs1-lakh for No.3 positions, respectively. While, in team category, the prizes would be Rs. 75,000/-, 50,000/- and 25,000/- for No. 1, 2 and 3 standings, respectively. Others who attended the function included, Minister of State for Youth and Cultural Activities Mr. Nanubhai Vanani, Minister of State for Health Mr. Shankarbhai Chaudhary, MLAs, heads of universities, leaders, Mr. Bhagyesh Jha, Secretary, Sports Activities Department, and others.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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