During his visit to Dahod for launching and dedicating to the people several developmental projects worth of over Rs. 1,500-Crore, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani made interactions with beneficiaries of these schemes to collectt first-hand information from them.
During these interactions, one of the beneficiaries of the ‘Kisan Suryoday Yojana’ Mr. Kalubhai Savjibhai Damor in his distinctive style told the Chief Minister that, “The availability of the electricity has given us tremendous respites. We have been given freedom from forced awakening during the nights, fears of wild-animals and insects.” The Chief Minister had thanked him and asked about his well being.
Similarly visiting another local beneficiary, a 55-year-old Mr. Chhaganbhai, a tea-stall owner in Gadhi Killa area of Dahod, Mr. Rupani inquired about his heart-ailments. Mr. Chhaganbhai in an emotionally chalked voice thanked the Chief Minister and said that he is very fine. When CM asked him, “How much money he had to spend for the treatment?” Mr. Chhagan replied: ‘None.’
Chhaganbhai’s family has total seven members. When he got heart-trouble his poor family really got worried thinking about high-cost of his medical treatments. But, he got free treatment under the Chief Minister Amtruam Yojana, which gave him a second-life and offered a great respite to his worried family.
Then Mr. Rupani made interaction with one Mr. Bharatbhai Tiviyaad, an uncle of two children – Ravina and Arun, whose father, Valjibhai Akhambhai Taviyaad had died after a brief illness in year-2014. This situation had left the family of Valjibhai in very poor financial condition and had also raised a question against education of both children. But, this responsibility has been very well undertaken by their uncle, Mr. Bharatbhai, a teacher by profession. For this, Bharatbhai had given the whole credit to the state government for its ‘Palak Mata-Pita Yojana’ that offers a monthly stipend of Rs. 3,000 each to both children.
During the interaction, Bharatbhai admitted to the Chief Minister that, “Due to assistance provided by this scheme; I am able to take good care of these children and can send them to a private school at Fatehpura.”
‘I confess that in fact it is the State Government that has really been acting as the parents of these children,’ Bharatbhai said while making a futile attempt to control his tears.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat