National Youth Day: CM Rupani lays foundation stone of library, hostel & open-air theater in Saurashtra University
New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today digitally laid foundation stone and dedicated various bhawans of Saurashtra University on the eve of birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The state government has transformed Gujarat in the field of education in two decades. Gujarat has been established as an educational hub across India. For 40 years after the establishment of Gujarat, there were only 11 universities in the state while today the number of universities has increased to 77.
Gujarat has empowered the youth of the state through Skill Development Program, Apprenticeship Scheme, Yuva Swavalamban Yojana and Shodh Yojana. In the last 4 years, about one and a half lakh youth have been given government jobs, more than 12 lakh jobs have been given in the private sector through 5400 recruitment fairs. Loans to thousands of youth have been given to start business and to make them Job giver in place of job seeker. Gujarat has the lowest unemployment rate that is 3%, added CM.
On the occasion of #NationalYouthDay today, CM Shri @vijayrupanibjp virtually inaugurated International Transit House for foreign students, library within Saraswati Girls Hostel and laid foundation for a modern library, sports hostel and open air theatre of Saurashtra University. pic.twitter.com/fT3NVyBfZy
— CMO Gujarat (@CMOGuj) January 12, 2021
The Chief Minister applauded mentioning that more than 25000 youth-students have registered for the program. Even if one hundred and fifty years have passed but even today Swami Vivekananda is a role model for the youth. Encouraging the youth to constantly think and keep doing innovating things Mr. Rupani said that in case of failure one should always remember the words of Swami Vivekananda.
Swami Vivekananda introduced Indians worldwide. The whole world was inspired by “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (The World is One Family). It is a matter of pride for Gujarati’s that he was inspired to go west from the land of Gujarat.
Referring to the poem of Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee Mr. Rupani said that, Whenever the darkness of ignorance spreads in the world, whenever a great calamity befalls mankind, this India has guided the world. We started following the Western culture and reduced greeting with “Namaste” but today during the time of such pandemic of Covid we have seen the world following our tradition of greeting with “Namaste”.
Our country, which is running on the path of ‘self-reliant India’, has shown its capability by introducing two indigenous vaccines. Today major of the countries are demanding vaccines made in India. This strength belongs to the young scientists of the country, said CM.
The Chief Minister also encouraged the youth to be committed to where they want to see themselves in the future developed India.
The Chief Minister digitally inaugurated the ‘International Transit House’ build at a cost of Rs. 4 crore for the use of foreign students studying in Saurashtra University Campus and library built by Pandurang Shastri Dada for reading facilities to students staying at Saraswati Women’s Hostel.
Apart from this Mr. Rupani also laid foundation stones of the state-of-the-art library to be built at a cost of 6 crores, state-of-the-art sports hostel to be built at a cost of Rs. 3 crores as well he open air theater to be constructed at a cost of 1.25 crore.
The Chief Minister also released a book narrating the story of service rendered by the NSS team of Saurashtra University during the time of Covid-19 pandemic. He congratulated the NSS for its excellent performance.