Presided over Himachal Students Union Annual function at Chandigarh
Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu in his address on the occasion of the annual cultural program ‘Himachal Ek Jhalak’ organised by Himachal Students Union, in Panjab University at Chandigarh today, exhorted the youth to carry the rich traditions and culture of Himachal Pradesh throughout the country and abroad, so that the world could imbibe and eulogize the uniqueness of our culture.
The Chief Minister, said that our State is known for warm hospitality, its unique cultural heritage, its cuisine etc which have been attracting both National and International tourists since long. “It is our duty to spread our culture across national boundaries”, said the Chief Minister, adding that our culture, customs and traditions also play an important role in strengthening the economy.
Youth, being the real strength of the country, should channelize their boundless energy for the welfare of the State and its citizens. He urged the youth to stay away from social evil, like drugs.
The Chief Minister also shared the memories of his student and political life with those present. He exhorted the students to move forward by setting a goal in the life and to make efforts to achieve the same and thereafter should contribute for the betterment of the society.
The State Government would provide modern and quality education to the youth undertaking technical education courses through artificial intelligence from this session itself. This will not only empower them with new techniques but will also provide them with an opportunity to get better employment globally, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said that the present State Government was working considering power as a yardstick for ‘Vayastha Parivartan’ for the benefit of the people and not for enjoying the luxury and the comforts. In just two and a half months of his tenure, the Government has taken many initiatives to provide relief and support to various sections of the society, said he.
The Chief Minister also counted various initiatives like setting up the Sukh-Aashraya Yojna, for destitute and orphan children. He detailed about the decisions taken to strengthen the education set up, measure for making Himachal the first ‘Green Energy’ state of the country by the year 2025, Government plans to operate electrical buses all over in the State in next three years etc.
The Chief Minister also announced a sum of rupees three lakh for the students union for promoting the cultural activities of the State through such functions and released a magazine of Himachal Student Union.
Earlier, President of the student union, Sunil Thakur welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister and apprised him about the activities of the union.
Education Minister, Rohit Thakur, Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Ram Kumar Chaudhary, Justice (retd) Dharam Chand Choudhary, MLA, Vinod Sultanpuri, former MLA , Sohan Lal Thakur were present also present on the occasion amongst others.