MP Govt to implement new youth policy

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Bhopal, Jan 12 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today said the state government would implement a new youth policy to provide all possible assistance to overall development of youth power.

Mr Chouhan, while addressing 'Youth Parliament' organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha here, said he welcomed suggestions and draft policy for youth from the BJYM.

Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, state BJP President Narendra Singh Tomar and BJYM President Amit Thakkar and Kumar Vishwas were present.

Mr Chouhan said fresh recruitment had been banned during the previous Congress rule. However, 1.29 lakh young people have been provided recruitment at government posts.

Besides, several lakhs of employment opportunities had been created in private sector. Employment avenues would be opened for about 10 lakh people by the end of this year.

He said development was taking place in the state at a fast pace.

In the recently-held global investors meeting, MoUs worth 1.20 crore were inked and implementation on several of them has started.

He claimed that Madhya Pradesh would be an ideal state with the viewpoint of investment in the next one year.

The Chief Minister praised state BJYM President Vishwas Sarang for bringing forth important suggestions for developing policy for youth.

Ms Swaraj said employment-oriented education was a must in present society having cut-throat competition. Youths do not get desired subjects despite obtaining 90 per cent marks due to lack of institutions.

She said she would soon meet Union Education Minister Arjun Singh along with the CM for establishing an institute like the IIM or the IIT in the state capital.

Ms Swaraj pointed out that several business establishments are running training institutions. This provided business organisation with human resources, while students got employment. She said the government deliberate in this direction.

Earlier, Mr Sarang said suggestions had been invited from youths across the state for drafting a new youth-oriented policy. The BJYM had received more than 12,000 suggestions. These suggestions would be reviewed and presented before the Chief Minister.

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