HP CM Sukhu inspires young minds at HP Assembly’s children’s session on World Day against child labour

Shimla, June 12

A special session for children was organized on the occasion of the ‘World Day against Child Labour’ at Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in Shimla today.

The Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, addressed the children participating in the ‘Bal Satra’ and emphasized the importance of hard work. He highlighted the privilege of expressing themselves in the Vidhan Sabha, a historic complex that has witnessed numerous significant events over its 98-year history.

The Chief Minister closely observed the proceedings of the children’s session and commended them for their active participation in this unique event. He believed that this session would be remembered in the records of the Vidhan Sabha.

Reflecting on his own political journey, the Chief Minister shared that he began his foray into politics at the age of 17 when he contested the first election as a class representative. He attributed his rise to the position of Chief Minister to his unwavering dedication and commitment to the organizations he worked with, as well as the support and affection he received from the people of the state. He emphasized that there are no shortcuts to success and encouraged the children to persevere in their pursuits.

The Chief Minister highlighted the abundant opportunities available for youth in politics, urging them to work diligently with the goal of serving the nation wholeheartedly.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister assured that he would consider the suggestions put forward by the children, including the introduction of yoga in schools. He also revealed that the government had adopted 6,000 orphans as ‘Children of the State’ and expressed pride in the fact that three orphan children from Himachal Pradesh had been admitted to St. Stephen’s College in Delhi.

The government has allocated a significant budgetary provision of Rs. 300 crore to establish Rajiv Gandhi Day-Boarding Schools in rural areas, with the aim of improving the quality of education.

Harivansh, the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, stressed the importance of increased youth participation in governance. He stated that efforts were being made to involve the youth in the country’s development and to foster their leadership potential. Harivansh urged the youth to embrace the challenges posed by modern technology, work together, and contribute to the nation’s progress.

Kuldeep Singh Pathania, the Speaker of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha, announced that the Special Assembly Child Session took place in the historic Council Chamber of the Vidhan Sabha after selecting child legislators from across the country. He congratulated Jahnavi, who presided over the session as the Chief Minister, and applauded the other participants.


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