The Pune based organisation, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad, in partnership with MIT School of Governance, has honoured Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu with “Aadarsh Mukhyamantri Puraskar” (Model CM Award) in its 6th annual session on Saturday.
The Sansad has stated that Chandrababu Naidu has become icon for good governance in the country and is one of the seven living wonders in the world. The Sansad is felicitating him for being a role model to the youth of the country and for steering the new state of Andhra Pradesh since bifurcation and at a critical juncture. The political life and contribution of Naidu has strengthened the democratic system in the country, they stated, it said.
In his message to the large gathering of the student community, Naidu has lauded the exemplary work being done by Sansad in motivating and promoting youth into value based politics. The Chief Minister has opined that India with its favourable demographic composition, strong democratic system, Rule of Law, large market potential and abundant natural resources has great future and would become No.1 by 2050, and the youth have to take lead and mould the direction of the country.
Naidu recalled that he has joined politics from campus itself and said that unless youth takes interest in politics, the political decision making system will not be good for society. Hence, the youth shall come forward and decide the destiny of political process in the country. However, only 25 percent of youth are voting as against 67 percent general voting which is not good for the society, he lamented.
He felt that the process of economic reform- since 1991 though brought good results to the economy; care shall be taken to reduce economic inequalities in the society. The Chief Minister has explained the development initiatives undertaken in Andhra Pradesh. He emphasized the role of technology in ensuring transparency in governance and speedy results and cited the success achieved using technology while distributing pensions, ration and other welfare schemes effectively. Naidu received huge applause from student community while he announced his Government's plan to provide 10 to 15 MBPS connectivity to every household, through Fibre Grid, at a lower cost within six months.
Naidu also welcomed the MIT School of Governance management to establish a world class institution at Amaravati to cater to the needs of national and international students in partnership with Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Earlier he has received several awards including – 'Indian of the Millennium' (India Today), 'Business Person of the Year' (Economic Times), Economic Forum's Dream Cabinet South Asian of the Year (Times Asia).