Sadbhavana Mission nears end; Modi eyes young voters

Sadbhavana Mission nears end; Modi eyes young voters

Govt plans youth,women meets after fast series ends next month.

After his Sadbhavana Mission to promote communal harmony concludes next month,Chief Minister Narendra Modi is likely to embark on a series of programmes to woo young and women voters.

Modi is likely to launch a year-long Yuva Sammelan to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda soon after his day-long fast programme ends.

Sources said the next on the list is Mahila Sammelan,which may be timed with the International Women’s Day on March 8. The government had organised similar programmes in the run up to the 2007 Assembly elections.

The government has formed a high-level committee under state Finance Minister Vajub Vala to organise the statewide youth programme,besides an executive committee under the Chief Secretary and three district and city committees headed by the respective collectors and municipal commissioners.


Bhagyesh Jha,Secretary (Sports,Youth and Cultural Affairs),said,“We are working out plans for the Yuva Sammelans. The high-level committee of the ministers and secretaries will design the frame of the meets after consulting the CM.”

He said the event would focus on the promotion Vivekananda’s thoughts. “There will be massive youth rallies and other activities. The CM will meet and interact with youths. Every district and major corporations will have a day-long programme. All the universities and colleges will participate in the programmes,” Jha added.