A delegation of 45 students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Palakkad, Kerala, and Lakshadweep met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday for the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Yuva Sangam programme at his official residence.
Of the 45 students there, 10 are from Lakshadweep and 35 are from Kerala, including 25 boys and 20 girls.
Yogi interacted with the students and addressed all of their concerns. He said that with the inspiration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Education has started this novel experiment.
“Shankaracharya, who is also from Kerala, where you are from, arrived here many years ago and established four Maths,” he said.
He said, “Education is a means for understanding the emotions of the people of the society. Many of you must have come to UP for the first time. One always has a love for the country, no matter where they are from. All the states stand together when the nation is in trouble.”
The CM said, “UP is the largest state in the country in terms of population and like Kerala UP represents the spiritual and cultural heritage of the nation. There are six crore Muslims in the state, despite this, there are no curfew-no riots in the state.”
Drawing a comparison between the present government and the previous government, he said that till six years ago there was no such situation here. “Violence used to take place on religious occasions. People used to migrate. In 6 years, we tried to change that. Youth and common people extended their full support in this. Because of this, today UP is moving forward fast,” he said.
Yogi said, “For security, we established dialogue with every caste and religion. Any matter can be resolved through dialogue only. We take action against those who play with security without any discrimination. In UP’s Prayagraj, 25–30 lakh people will be taking a bath today. There are no issues because events are organised with dedication.”
He said that the target should only be set after a trade has been fixed. “To keep up with technology, we are providing tablets or smartphones to 2 crore youths. There is a new enthusiasm among people for the use of technology,” he said.
The students of Kerala and Lakshadweep were elated to meet Yogi Adityanath. The children questioned the CM with great eagerness and he patiently answered their questions.