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Free smartphones to be provided to 1.33 crore women: Raj CM Gehlot at DigiFest 2022

Gehlot was addressing the Rajasthan DigiFest 2022 being organized at Birla Auditorium

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August 19, 2022, 8:52 pm

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at DigiFest 2022.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said that the government would provide free smartphones with inbuilt 3-year-internet connection to nearly 1.33 crore women in the state. The project aims at raising awareness among women and their families about various welfare schemes launched by the government.

The women would have easy access to these schemes online with their smartphones. Their children will also be able to study online, he said.

Gehlot was addressing the Rajasthan DigiFest 2022 function being organized at Birla Auditorium. He said that the enthusiasm of youth is playing an important role in the progress of the state. Youth can bring about a change in any field.

“The state government is also taking important decisions for the bright future and encouragement of the youth. In this direction, the next budget will be dedicated to the youth and students. Suggestions of the people of the state are invited for better decisions in the interests of the youth. our vision is ‘Technology for All’. The state government is making every effort for this,” Gehlot said.

He said that Rajiv Gandhi had become the Prime Minister at the age of 40. The computer revolution is credited to him.

This two-day festival is being organized by the Department of Information Technology and Communications.

The Chief Minister said that so far 1.30 lakh government jobs have been given by the state government. Recruitment to around 1 lakh posts is under process and 1 lakh jobs have been announced in the budget 2022-23. In such a situation, Rajasthan is becoming the leading state in providing government jobs in the country. He said that Nehru Youth Transit Hostel and Facilitation Center is being built for 500 youths of Rajasthan at Udaipur House in Delhi. The youth of Rajasthan will be able to shape their future by staying here.

Gehlot said that the state government is giving top priority to education.

“When I became the Chief Minister for the first time, there were only 6 universities in Rajasthan. Now the number has gone up to 89. Today reputed institutes like IIT and AIIMS are operating in Rajasthan. Medical colleges are opening in 30 out of 33 districts of the state.

With this, the youth will no longer have to leave the state for medical studies. He said that the Government has opened Government English medium schools in the state.

“There is so much enthusiasm about this project, the admissions are happening on a lottery basis.  This decision will have a big impact in 10 years.,” said Gehlot.

First published: August 19, 2022
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