Students of this small town which is 200 km away from Rajasthan's central capital Jaipur were feeling enthusiastic as they got an opportunity to interact with the Union Minister for the Human Resource department Prakash Javadekar. Students ask him questions on variety of issues.
The interaction, under an initiative called "Sarthi", was officially launched on International Literacy Day at three centers -- Churu, Chaksu and Udaipur.
About 500 students directly interacted with the minister and counselors.
One student asked the minister about his views on the controversy related to high scoring by some state boards like "Tamil Nadu", referring to students from the state getting admissions to prestigious Delhi University colleges because of their high grades.
"Don't you think CBSE and state boards need a uniform syllabus," asked the student.
Minister replied "the government is looking at instances such as these and was hoping to bring about some form of uniformity."
Sarthi initiative is expected to bring the youth with latest information on the career opportunities so that they can exercise their options.
"This initiative will help rural youth to join universities and will provide them a platform and a proper path to build carrier," Future Society vice president Sushil Sharma told IANS.
The initiative will help and guide students from Churu and other remote parts of Rajasthan to make informed choices about their future -- be it higher studies or job opportunities, he said, adding: "Our effort will be to replicate this experiment on a larger scale both at the state and the national level."
"Employment is a big problem for both rural and urban youth in the country. The reason for this is not only lack of opportunities but also lack of proper information. Sarthi hopes to bridge that gap," a statement said.