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Haridwar Teen To Become One-Day CM Of Uttarakhand On January 24

Shristi Goswami Uttarakhand CM, who is Shristi Goswami

Shristi Goswami, a Haridwar-based teenager, will become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day. She will take the chair on Sunday (January 24) which is the National Girl Child Day. 

Shristi Goswami will take charge of the hill state for a day to mark National Girl Child Day in 2021.

According to The New Indian Express report, Goswami’s duties will include administering the summer capital Gairsain, the Nagar Panchayat in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand. She will also oversee various schemes run by the state government. The 19-year-old is currently serving as the Chief Minister of the Uttarakhand’s Bal Vidhan Sabha. “I still cannot believe if this is true. I am so overwhelmed,” Goswami, who is a student of third year BSc, said. Goswami further added that she will do her best to “prove that youth can excel in administration” and that too while working for people’s welfare.

On the National Girl Child Day, Goswami will review various schemes including Atal Ayushman Scheme and Smart City project run by the Trivender Singh Rawat government in Uttarakhand. She will also have to go through the Homestay Scheme by the tourism department, and other development projects. 

Who is Shristi Goswami?

Goswami hails from Daulatpur village in Haridwar district. She is a BSc Agriculture student at BSM PG College Roorkee. In May 2018, she became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Bal Vidhan Sabha (Children’s State Assembly). Her father Praveen is a businessman and her mother Sudha Goswami is a homemaker.

It is reported that she has worked on several schemes and had even participated in many programs on International Girl Child Day. 

To prep her for the role, officials of various departments under the state government are going to give a five-minute presentation before she starts functioning as the CM on Sunday. The arrangements for the same have already been made at the state assembly building in Gairsain. “Srishti has been working with us for a while now and we are well aware of her capabilities,” Usha Negi, President of the Uttarakhand Child Rights Protection Commission revealed.

Feature Image Credit: The New Indian Express