Lesson on Sant Ravidas to be included in school curriculum: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Mar 2017 11:03:51

Staff Reporter,

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a lesson based on the life of Sant Ravidas will be included in school curriculum. An amount of Rs 50,000 crore will be spent in the next three years for the development and welfare of scheduled caste. CM Chouhan was addressing gathering in Sant Ravidas Mahakumbh at Sagar on Saturday.

CM Chouhan said that a provision of Rs 16,381 crore has been made in the State budget this year for welfare of scheduled caste. He informed that 5 lakh houses in urban areas and 10 lakh houses in rural areas will be constructed and provided to the poor in the next two years. A total of 40,000 houses in Sagar district will be constructed this year. Chouhan mentioned that a piece of land for house construction or house will be provided to each resident of Madhya Pradesh.

He further mentioned that the State Government has made sufficient arrangements for education of students of scheduled caste category. Scholarships are being given, hostels and ashrams have been constructed for the students. Tuition fee is being borne by the State Government for pursuing studies abroad. He said that no student of scheduled caste category will be
deprived of education due to paucity of money. He informed that Gyanodaya schools have been opened in 10 divisions. Accommodation facility will be arranged by the state government on getting admissions in UPSC coaching classes in New Delhi.

Mentioning about the personality and accomplishments of Sant Ravidas, Chouhan said that he was a saint of every community. He was a messenger of social change. His life is an exemplary for all of us. Chouhan announced for Kadhan medium irrigation project of Sagar district and for opening Makroniya College on the occasion.
Minister of State for General Administration Lal Singh Arya said that Ravidas Mahakumbh has been organised by the State Government first time. He said that State Government is working continuously for the welfare of poor.

Minister for Forest Dr Gourishankar Shejwar, Minister for Panchayat and Rural Development Gopal Bhargava, Minister for Home Bhupendra Singh, MPs Laxminarayan Yadav, Satyanarayan Jatiya, Dr Virendra Kumar, MLAs Shailendra Jain, Harvansh Singh Rathore, Parul Sahu and Mahesh Rai were present in the function.