Roshini Kumari Kokni, a tribal student from Vyara has never seen a tablet in her life. On Friday, she was one of the many beneficiaries who were given tablets and laptops for free by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at a public meeting held in Bajipura village of predominantly tribal district of Tapi.
“I have never seen anything like this in my life. I do not know how to use it. My father is a farmer and we cannot afford such a thing,” Roshini told The Indian Express, after getting her tablet.
Roshini is a Class XI student of K K Kadam Girls School in Vyara. She has been given the free tablet for securing 75 per cent marks in her Class X examination.
“I thank Narendra Modiji for giving me such a gadget. I feel very lucky that this thing will also benefit my elder brother,” added Roshini, who is one of the 12 tribal girls who were given free tablets.
Another beneficiary, Shetalkumar Gamit said, “I do not know how to operate it. But, I will learn it from my friend. I hope it will help me in my studies.”
Apart from these 12 meritorious tribal girls, Modi also gave away four more laptops to tribal girls from Tapi district.
Three of them are currently studying in medical colleges in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bhavnagar, while the fourth is studying electrical engineering in Bhavnagar.
Modi also gave away awards to female forest guards, in the form of a cheque of Rs 21,000. The money was given to Limbad Bhavna,who works as forest guard in reserve forest in Talada, where she had saved 10 hectares of forest land encroached by farmers and land mafia.
The other award went to Rasial Wadhel, who works as a rescue forester in Sasan Gir. “Under my leadership, we have in the past three years saved and rescued 220 lions and 564 leopards who had fallen into wells after entering human habitations, said Wadhel.
Modi to inaugurate National Ayurveda Summit on February 25
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a National Ayurveda Summit in Gandhinagar on February 25, featuring more than 7,000 Ayurvedic practitioners and students, manufactures of herbal drugs and vendors from across the country.
During the summit sessions on various themes, such as metabolic disorders, ayurvedic drug standardisation, auto-immune disorders, recent advances in Shalya-Shalakya research in Ayurveda, child and woman health, Rasayana therapy and psychiatric disorder have been planned, stated a release here on Saturday.
The Health & Family Welfare department has taken initiative to bring the Ayurveda experts and practitioners from all over the country under one roof through this summit.
Gujarat Ayurveda University in Jamnagar, Gujarat Board of Ayurveda and Unani system of medicine are also part of this summit.