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Raje asks Rajasthanis settled in the US to contribute to state

Raje asks Rajasthanis settled in the US to contribute to state
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First Published: Wed, May 16 2007. 01 16 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 16 2007. 01 16 PM IST
New York: Rajasthan is looking beyond tourism to accelerate the pace of development in the desert state. The chief minister of the state, Vasundhra Raje, who is in the US to receive the prestigious ‘UN Women Together Award,’ reiterated the point before the Indian Americans from Rajastan, asking them to contribute their talent and capital in the effort.
Raje was speaking at a function organised in New York by several organisations of Indian Americans from the State to congratulate Raje on her receiving the prestigious ‘UN Women Together Award’.
Her remarks came after she held several meetings with investors and professionals from the State who assured her of full support. She also invited ideas from them as to the areas in which they could help.
In an effort to improve efficiency, she said she had introduced a project ‘Research Rajasthan’ which will identify the projects lying unfinished for years as also their causes and ensure that they completed in the shortest possible time.
Raje said her government is giving priority to health and education and called on people of Rajasthani origin to participate in these important sectors. The State could not progress unless people are educated and healthy.
In this context, she detailed steps being taken by the government to keep children in schools including midday meal and rewards.
The award that she has won, Raje said, is a tribute to women of the state who work hard to produce high quality products including Khadi.
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First Published: Wed, May 16 2007. 01 16 PM IST