State Congress president Arun Yadav made a scathing attack on the Madhya Pradesh government after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Shaurya Smarak (war memorial) in the city.
Yadav, in a letter to the prime minister, said the infamous Vyapam (MP Professional Examination Board) building was situated opposite the memorial. He pointed out that the building was covered with a cloth during the prime minister’s visit to the locality, asking whether it was done to ensure that he didn’t see the building “which spoiled the career of talented youths in Madhya Pradesh”.
AAP’s Alok Agarwal attacked the government for the commandeering of around 750 buses in the city for the prime minister’s programme and for felling trees for the same.
Vyapam scam whistle-blower Dr Anand Rai said death of 603 children over less than two years in Indore’s MY Hospital, as reported by the media, was contrary to the state government’s projection of its ‘Shaurya’ and of its development as a smart city.
‘Shourya Smarak will motivate young generation’
Students of National Service Scheme (NSS) and National Cadets Corps (NCC) feel that Shourya Smarak will motivate young generation to opt force as their career. Madhya Pradesh has just 45,000 ex-servicemen and has produced ten times lesser armed forces personnel as compared to states smaller in size and population. NCC student Shubham Kumar said, “This really motivates me to become an armyman. I watched movies on real wars but to see the real heroes’ photographs and read stories of them really inspired me to do something for the nation.” “I will join force to serve my country and to gain respect like them,” said Shivani Prajapti, a NSS student.