Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday urged high school and intermediate toppers to achieve such heights “that people want to click selfies with you”.
“This is the age of selfies. Earlier, people would want to take autographs but now they want to click selfies with you,” Akhilesh said while felicitating UP Board high school and intermediate toppers in Lucknow.
While toppers from Lucknow were handed over a cycle, toppers from other districts were handed over a card, which they can exchange for a bicycle at the office of the respective district inspector of schools.
“Competitions never cease in life. I hope you continue to be successful in life. I would advise you to study the lives of great men, starting from Mahatma Gandhi. You will realise that there is nothing which cannot be achieved through hard work,” said Akhilesh.
He added: “I hope we will be able to give laptops to achievers in the future. I can assure you that the government is trying to ensure equal opportunity for all… People say America builr roads and roads built America. We say if you can double the speed, you will triple the economy.”