Guj CM inaugurates 3-day youth festival of Saurashtra Uni, says the energy of youths makes Gujarat a vibrant State
Gujarat Chief Minister inaugurates Saurashtra University 3-day Youth Festival at Rajkot
“Youth festivals instil patriotism among students, make Gujarat vibrant”
“Gujarat arms students with e-tablets, to empower them technologically” – Vijay Rupani
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today inaugurated the Saurashtra University 3-day Youth Festival at Rajkot in presence of Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rupani said that youth festivals give an opportunity to youth develop their latent talents and at the same time instil patriotism, making Gujarat vibrant. He remembered illustrious sons and seers of Saurashtra, notably Jamsaheb Ranjitsinhji and Bhakta Kavi Narsinh Mehta.
Distributing e-tablets as a token to students, he exuded confidence that this would help them become relevant to technology. As against the state government’s target of providing apprenticeship to one lakh youth in the state, he said that 53,000 youth have already been trained in different trades and skill as per their taste, empowering them to pursue profession of their choice.
He said that business acumen is ingrained in the genes of the Gujarati people. He asked the youth to be job-providers rather than job-seekers.
Mr. Rupani recalled his association with Saurashtra University and asked the students to take advantage of a variety of courses were being offered to the students literally at their doorstep in a number of specialised universities for Agriculture, Raksha Shakti, Marine, Petroleum, Sanskrit, etc.
Education Minister Bhupendra Chudasma called for judicious application of technology now available at the fingertips of the students, while pursuing their studies. He exhorted students to learn values of life from great persons like Mahatma Gandhi and subsequently take advantage of various government schemes for employment.
Saurashtra University Vice-Chancellor Nilambari Dave welcomed the dignitaries and guests.
Those present on the occasion included Rajkot Mayor Binaben Acharya, Gujarat Municipal Finance Board Chairman Dhansukhbhai Bhanderi, MP Mohanbhai Kundaria, MLAs Arvindbhai Raiyyani and Lakhabhai Sagathia, Director of Higher Education Lalitbhai Padalia, former Vice-Chancellors Pratapsinh Chauhan and Kamlesh Joshipura, leader Nitin Bharadwaj, Municipal Commissioner Banchhanidhi Pani, artistes Bhikhudan Gadhvi and Dhirubhai Sarvaiyya, Colllector Rahul Gupta, Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal, Syndicate Members, teaching and non-teaching staff and students.