Marking the National Girl Child Day today, a 20-year-old student from Haridwar, Shrishti Goswami, has been made the chief minister (CM) of Uttarakhand for one day, reports Hindustan Times.
With a nod from the incumbent chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Goswami’s ascension to the CM’s post is symbolic.
Goswami is a resident of Daulatpur village and enrolled as a student of Bachelor of Science in agriculture at a Roorkee-based institution.
She was chosen for the honour after she was elected chief minister in a mock ‘Bal Vidhan Sabha’ (Children’s State Assembly) in a symbolic event organised by the state commission, in the year 2018, for protection of child rights and to help the children understand the democratic system.
Usha Negi, chairperson of the child rights body said during the day, a three-hour session of a mock children assembly will also be held in the state assembly in Dehradun.
"It will be held from 12 noon till 3 pm, during which, officials of at least 12 departments including PWD, education, women and child development, tourism and others will give a presentation before Goswami, who will also review the various development programmes of the state," she said.
Darshan Singh Rawat, the media coordinator of CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, said, "The move will inspire the girls of the state and the country to dream big and never feel inferior to boys. They are equal to boys and can achieve their dreams with hard work and determination."
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