Raipur: Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club Chhattisgarh organized its first youth conference (Yuva Sammelan) at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium Raipur on Thursday.
Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel attended the conference as chief guest. "Inspired by the vision of Ex-Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Late Rajiv Gandhi, Chhattisgarh Government is working towards the development, empowerment and progress of youth in the state. We will realize the dream of 'Gadbo Nava Chhattisgarh' with the participation of youth. It is important to guide and channelize the 'Yuva Shakti' (power of youngsters) towards better opportunities of education and employment", said the chief minister in his address.
He said that Rajiv Yuva Mitan Club scheme has been started with the objective of connecting the youth of the state with creative works, to help them develop leadership skills, and to make them aware of their social responsibilities. Under this scheme, 13, 269 Rajiv Yuva Mitan Clubs will be formed in gram Panchayats and urban bodies. Youth in the age group of 15 to 40 years will be included in this club. Members of this club will participate in social and creative activities as well as the implementation of government schemes and programs.
Chief Minister said that former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi started the information revolution in the country and played an important role in promoting computers. Suffrage to the youth, provided a special opportunity to the youth to move forward through the three-tier Panchayati Raj system.
Bastar MP Deepak Baij on the occasion said that the state government is making continuous efforts for the welfare and development of every section of the society. Various schemes and programs of Chhattisgarh government are creating positive change in the lives of people.
On this occasion, the talented youth of the state, who have brought laurels to the society, state, and country with their achievements in various fields, were also felicitated. Chief Minister felicitated Chollywood superstar Sriprakash Awasthi, mountaineers Chitrasen Sahu and Naina Singh Dhakad, singers Aaru Sahu, Rishi Raj Pandey.
MLA Devendra Yadav and Raipur Mayor Eijaz Dhebar along with public representatives from different areas of the state and a large number of young students were present in the programme.