Nagpur: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday assured that a meeting will be held in the first week of October and efforts will be made to resolve the problems being faced by Valmiki community. The youths belonging to the community would be prodded in the direction of social change, said Fadnavis while inaugurating the third meeting of marriageable boys and girls and family get together of the community held at Jawahar Vidyarthi Gruha hall. The programme was organized by Valmiki Foundation. This is the first time that a Chief Minister has participated in a Valmiki community programme in 67 years.
The programme was presided over by Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule while chief guests were Mayor Pravin Datke, MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh, Corporators Sanjay Joshi and Parinay Fuke.
The Chief Minister further said that immediate steps will be taken to start skill training centre for youths belonging to Valmiki community which would facilitate job opportunities in private sector. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation should take lead in this direction. The State Government will provide help to NMC in its efforts, said Fadnavis.
“The new generation is holding deliberations with each other and are making efforts to tie the nuptial knot. They have right to know as to what today’s generation needed for a successful life. The meeting of marriageable boys and girls is in the same direction. Discussions resolve many questions. Such kind of meetings is necessary for today’s society”, said Fadnavis.
Bawankule said that The State Government is committed to resolve all the problems being faced by Valmiki community.
The Valmiki community leaders expressed their gratitude to Chief Minister for participating in their programme saying this is the first time that a Chief Minister is among them.
The Valmiki Foundation on the occasion donated Rs 51,000 for the works of Jalyukta Shivar and thus took the first step in the direction of social change.