Updated: September 11, 2021 1:45:47 am
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Friday expressed his delight over the cooperation extended to his government by all communities over the last five years even as the state too worked neutrally for their welfare.
Rupani was participating in the ground-breaking ceremony of a coaching centre being set up for members of the Rabari community (herdsmen) on the outskirts of the state capital.
“I am happy to say that in the last five years, all communities have cooperated (with his government) and the government also treated each community neutrally for their welfare,” he said.
Land for the proposed coaching centre, to be built across 6,000 sq m, has been provided by the state government on concessional rates to the Raika Education Charitable Trust run by the community. The coaching centre-cum-residential complex will be able to accommodate 2,000 students and will train them to crack various competitive examinations. To be built at the cost of Rs 21 crore, the complex will have an auditorium, four libraries and two computer rooms.
Addressing the community gathering on the occasion, Rupani said that the state government wants to move ahead while taking along all the communities without ignoring any of them. He added that social harmony is the pre-condition of development.
Rupani also said that nobody holds a special right to education-intelligence in Gujarat and his government wants to help those communities who have remained backwards in education.
He further said that the state government is working while keeping in mind the fact that the youth of the Rabari community are intelligent too and they only require an opportunity in education.
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