Shrishti Goswami, a 19-year-old girl, was designated as one-day Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on the occasion of National Girl Child day on Sunday. Speaking on the development, Ms Goswami’s elated parents said, “Today we feel very proud, every daughter can achieve a milestone, we just need to support them. We want to thank the government a lot for considering our daughter worthy of this.”
In her one day regime, she will take stock of various schemes include Atal Ayushman Scheme, Smart City project, Homestay Scheme by the tourism department, and other development projects run by the Trivender Singh Rawat government. Goswami will administer from the summer capital of the state — Gairsain. The B.Sc Agriculture seventh semester student has been the Chief Minister of the Uttarakhand’s Bal Vidhan Sabha (Children’s State Assembly) since 2018. “Never stop supporting your daughters. In today’s time, daughters can achieve everything. This should be an example for everyone. If she can achieve this milestone, every other daughter is capable of doing so. We are thankful to Trivendra Singh Rawat for giving Srishti this opportunity,” said Praveen Puri, Srishti Goswami’s father. The government, in 2008 declared January 24 to be celebrated as the National Girl Child Day every year with the objective of raising the consciousness of the society towards the girl child so that she can be valued and respected.