Source – The Guj Magazine, http://www.ahmedabadmirror.com/index.aspx?page=article&sectid=2&contentid=2012082120120821022720355e2c7bb9f
Involving youth in governance, the Gujarat way!
THE YOUTH OF GUJARATPartners in Governance, Partners in Progress!
CM FELLOWHIP PROGRAMME The 1st of its kind in India! •The Chief Minister’s Fellowship Program, the brainchild of Shri Narendra Modi was launched in 2009 to help youth experience the working of Government. •An extraordinary opportunity for the youth - Selected candidates are placed with high-profile projects under Gujarat Government. •They spend 11 months working with the Government of Gujarat in a specific Department thus developing as individuals with competencies and aspirations to benefit the public through their chosen career paths. To know more…Visit http://www.gujaratcmfellowship.org/
TECHNO SATHI SCHEMEInvolving & Training Students in the Working of Municipal Corporations The Techno Sathi Scheme, an initiative of Gujarat Government imparts training to students of technical institutions of the State. The scheme enables students to get practical experiences in the Municipalities & Municipal Corporations along with their regular studies. A win-win situation! Fresh ideas & approach Students Municipality Practical experience
Vishwa Karma Yojana – Gujarat’s Rural Facelift with the Help of Youth Harnessing the talent and potential of the students in planning and implementing ‘Rurban’ projects Vishwa Karma YojanaAs many as 340 villages spread across 26 districts from across Gujarat have been selected forthe pilot project under Vishwakarma Yojana. The students of Gujarat Technological Universitywill prepare a blueprint for transforming rural areas under Rurban Projects. Stipends &Certificates will be given to students by the Government of Gujarat.
Implementing the ideas of youth to improve governance The Ideas to Execution framework of Gujarat Government collectsideas from youth through emails & social media & implement them for better governance Ideas implemented after feasibility check! Ideas allotted to respective Sent to the CM departments by the CM Condensed into a report by a dedicated team Information gathered from youth through e- mails and social media
Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary year of Swami Vivekananda as Yuva Shakti Varsh
Youth Development initiatives by the Government Making the youth ready for the challenges of future Gujarat is the first state in India to have a full-fledged Innovation Commission that seeks to serve as a platform for future innovators.Initiatives of Government of Gujarat to promote innovation and entrepreneurship! •Gujarat Educational Innovations Commission promotes conception, experimentation and implementation of educational innovations • iCreate, the incubation centre under the aegis of Gujarat Foundation of Entrepreneurial Excellence (GFEE) identifies, Innovation nurtures, mentors and grows the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst the youth. Skilled Youth • Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) develops Industry Training & Responsive skills among youth to make them fit for Enterprise Investment employment in various industries. •Gujarat has set over 300 ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes), wherein more than 1.25 lakh students are trained according to the needs of the industry
Youth Development initiatives by the Government Making the youth ready for the challenges of future •Gujarat Governement’s initiative eMPOWER has enabled the youth of Gujarat to get basic IT skills, certifying them & making them employable for Government as well as Public companies •Thousands of youngsters in every taluka are imparted primary training in Computers and Information technology. •The Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English (SCOPE) has been setup in cooperation with Cambridge University to build English language proficiency in the youth of Gujarat and thereby provide employment opportunities for the youth. •Lakhs of students have been trained till date under this scheme.
“India is the most youthfulcountry in the World. Our youthhave changed the image of Indiaglobally! It is important how weview the youth of our nation. Toconsider them simply new agevoters is a big mistake, they arethe NEW AGE POWER!”