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Posted on Dec 19, 07:55AM | UNI
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today stressed the need of more work to be done in the education sector, side by side to other developmental works undertaken in the state.
Despite the huge size of population of the state, the Chief Minister pointed out that the condition of education in government schools was not satisfactory. In future, many path-breaking decisions to improve the education environment in the state would be undertaken, the Chief Minister assured.
Mr Yadav was addressing a function held on the occasion of Minority Rights Day at the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Law University auditorium here today. He distributed cheques to beneficiaries under the 'Hamari Beti, Uska Kal' scheme during the function.
The CM highlighted the significance of the cheque distribution on the Minority Rights Day and said he was happy that the cheques were given away in Lucknow and all other districts on such a momentous day.
He also added his government was aware that to take the society and the state forward on the path of progress, promoting literacy and education were of prime importance.
It was for this reason, he pointed out that the government was focussing more and more on youth and education for the girl child.
The Chief Minister rued the fact that the girls from amongst Muslims were far behind in education and said that the present government, like the last Samajwadi Party (SP) government has not only started the Kanya Vidya Dhan Scheme but has also decided to give poor girls, who have passed out class Xth, Rs 30,000 for higher education.