To mark National Girl Child Day on January 24, Haridwar-based teenage girl Shristi Goswami will become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day.
She will administer from the summer capital of the state — Gairsain and will review various schemes run by the Trivender Singh Rawat government.
Describing her once in a lifetime chance, Goswami, said, “I still cannot believe if this is true. I am so overwhelmed. But at the same time, I will do my best to prove that youth can excel in administration while working for people’s welfare.”
These schemes include Atal Ayushman Scheme, Smart City project, Homestay Scheme by the tourism department, and other development projects.
Shrishti is a BSc Agriculture seventh semester student at BSM PG College Roorkee. She lives in Daulatpur village in the Haridwar district. She is currently serving the post of Chief Minister of Uttarakhand’s Bal Vidhan Sabha. Goswami’s father is a businessman and her mother is a homemaker.
She had worked on several schemes and had even participated in many programs on International Girl Child Day. She became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Bal Vidhan Sabha in May 2018.
Authorities from the state government said that officials of various departments of the state government will give her a detailed presentation before she starts functioning as the CM.
A letter in this regard has been written by Uttarakhand Child Rights Protection Commission to the Chief Secretary of the hill state.
Usha Negi, the chairperson of the commission said, “The arrangements regarding this have already been made in the state assembly building in Gairsain. Srishti has been working with us for a while now and we are well aware of her capabilities.”