Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on
Tuesday announced a plan to provide one lakh jobs to youth within a
Addressing a mammoth gathering here after launching the Punjab
Government Rozgar Guarantee for Youth Scheme (PRAGTY) in the Lovely
Professional University, CM Channi said that this is not merely an
announcement but it is a commitment backed by a decision of Punjab
Cabinet, to be passed later in evening. Amidst huge applause he
announced that the first decision of the Congress government after
being voted to power post polls will be to provide these jobs. CM
Channi said that all the youths who had passed 10 plus two will be
eligible for the job under this scheme.
CM Channi further said that this guarantee scheme will also ensure
free coaching to the students for the competitive exams to civil
services and Armed forces. He said that this coaching will be free to
ensure that youth are immensely benefited from it without putting any
burden on their pocket. CM Channi said that the state government will
also initiate start-up courses for the youth across the universities
in the state.
Pointing out further, CM Channi said that it is a matter of great
pride and satisfaction for all of us that hard working and resilient
youth of the state have played a leading role not only in safeguarding
the borders of state but also in sports and other fields. Likewise, he
said that the Punjabi youth has also contributed immensely in the
development of foreign lands by working hard in those countries. CM
Channi said that to facilitate the youth in going abroad and save them
from clutches of fake travel agents, the Punjab government will soon
embark on a program to send youth abroad.
CM Channi further said that the state government will provide interest
free loans to the youth for this purpose. Similarly, CM Channi also
said that similar loans will also be extended to youth who are
desirous of opening their own ventures. He said that apart from it the
state government will also provide free coaching for IELTS, TOEFL and
PTE to enable the youth to go abroad easily.
CM Channi said that elaborate tie-ups have been made with industrial
tycoons to provide jobs to youth. He said that the day is not far when
the youth of Punjab will further contribute generously in socio
economic development of the state. CM Channi envisioned that this
initiative of the state government will go a long way in making youth
of state gainfully employed besides opening new vistas of
self-reliance for them.
Striking an emotional chord with youth, the Chief Minister said that
he has worked hard by almost doing every work to mitigate the woes of
his family. CM Channi said that he has himself faced hardships so he
knows the value of work. He said that every effort will be made to
ensure that youth are benefitted from this scheme.
On the occasion Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, MLAs Sushil Kumar
Rinku, Rajinder Beri, Chaudhary Surinder Singh, r Santokh Singh
Bhalaipur, Tarsem Singh, Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal and Raj Kumar
Chabbewal, former Minister and Chairman Punjab Agro Industries
Corporation Joginder Singh Mann, Singh Gora Gill, Acting President
District Congress Committee Kapurthala Daljeet Singh Raju, Acting
President District Youth Congress Kapurthala Harnoor Singh Harji Mann
and others were also present.
Earlier, Chancellor of Lovely Professional University Ashok Mittal
welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries.
Prominent amongst others present on occasion included Deputy
Commissioner Deepti Uppal and Chairman Lovely Group Ramesh