Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that it has always been the endeavour of the State Government to ensure that unemployed youth of the State get jobs nearer to their homes so that they do not have to go far away in search of employment.
The State Government has rolled out a new IT Policy with this in mind and the State capital Lucknow is being developed into an IT hub. The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude towards the founder of HCL Shiv Nadar as he had chosen Lucknow to be his ‘karma bhoomi’, which has lead to many jobs for the youth.
The Chief Minister made these statements at a programme organised by the HCL at the IT City where he was addressing freshers who have lapped up jobs in this institute. He told the gathering of youngsters that the institute stood on a land which was once a farm, but due to the active efforts of the government today HCL IT City proudly stands here.
This IT City was developed in very less time, the Chief Minister pointed out while expressing hope that this place would too emerge as a centre of excellence in the IT field in coming days. He also informed the freshers about various schemes and projects of the State Government like the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, Lucknow Metro Rail, Dairy development, International Cricket Stadium, Amul Milk Plant, Cancer Hospital, new RoBs, bridges, 1090 women power line, ambulance services and the Samajwadi Pension Scheme etc.
He added that the Samajwadi Government has done real work and has also maintained a balance between the urban and rural areas. He also exhorted the youth to walk with him shoulder to shoulder as they have to jointly work in the next three-four decades. The Chief Minister also went around the HCL IT City campus. Also present on the occasion were Political Pension Minister Rajendra Chowdhary, Principal Secretary Navneet Sehgal, Special Secretary to the Chief Minister, GS Naveen Kumar, HCL officials and around 200 freshers.