Bihar, Jan 26 (UNI) Bihar Governor R S Gavai today said development would be truly meaningful and significant only when each and every citizen from all sections of the society reaped the benefits.
Unfurling the tricolour at the historical Gandhi Maidan here on the occasion of the 59th Republic Day, Mr Gavai said the state was moving forward on the path of development even after facing challenges in the form of natural calamity like flood, last year.
He said 2007, was a year of achievements during which several important decisions were taken and 2008 had been declared as the year for execution of the decisions and strengthening of the State.
The government had accorded top priority to the agicultural sector and its growth and for this a road map had been prepared, he said adding about 15,000 new schools would be opened up and appointment of teachers would be made in the second phase. The course books would be distributed free of cost among the SC-ST and minority students.
For promoting education among the girl children ''Meena Manch'' had been formed and ''Bal Sansad'' constituted to instil leadership quality among the students.
He said besides the Chanakya Law University and International Nalanda University, the Government had decided to establish the Chandragupta Management Institute on the pattern of IIM.
Mr Gavai further said the Government had also decided to prepare fresh form of ration cards and also to strengthen the public distribution system.
The other schemes which the Government had initiated for the welfare of the oppressed sections, included monthly pension of Rs 200 to the widows, distribution of tricycles among the disabled and financial aid to the poor families under the Chief Minister's schemes.
Later, tableaux from different departments were presented during the Republic Day celebrations.
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