Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Wednesday said his government will provide free coaching to the youth of the state for the competitive exams of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
He made this announcement while launching the ‘CM di yogshala’ programme with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“We will start a new programme where we will open 10 centres for giving free coaching to the youth for UPSC exams. Become IPS and IAS officers, and take decisions,” Mr Mann said.
He said his government’s aim was to ensure that the youth of the state occupy high positions.
Mr Mann said the ‘CM di Yogshala’ initiative of his government will help in creating a healthy, vibrant, prosperous and progressive Punjab.
This citizen-centric project is inspired by the Delhi chief minister and gained a lot of popularity among people, he said.
CM Mann also said many people in the national capital benefited from this initiative.
People can call toll-free number 7669 400 500 for free yoga training, said Mr Mann, adding that it is an innovative initiative aimed at creating a mass movement to make a healthy and prosperous Punjab.
The chief minister said the state government is giving a boost to sports for channelising the unlimited energy of the youth in a positive direction.
He said the sports event ‘Kheda Watan Punjab dian’ was a step towards this direction only.
The state government has set up more than 500 ‘Aam Aadmi’ clinics across the state to provide quality health services in the state, Mr Mann said.
So far 21.21 lakh patients have availed these clinics, he said, adding that lakhs of patients have got free tests in just a few months.
He said the government has decided to increase the crop loss compensation by 25 per cent for the farmers who suffered from bad weather.
Mr Kejriwal, who was present at the event, said this was the first time that the farmers in Punjab would receive ₹ 15,000 per acre as compensation.
He said the previous governments only made promises of compensation but the farmers never received their money.