Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today urged state and private universities to adopt at least five villages each for achieving the goal of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
He also said they should later set a target to adopt all villages in a block for the same purpose.
The government would give a special reward to such universities, Khattar said.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a meeting of vice chancellors of all state and private universities to review the calendar of programmes to be undertaken by them during the golden jubilee celebrations of the state.
He also urged technical universities to adopt five villages each and make proposals for drainage of polluted water and solid waste management.
The universities should also make efforts to do same in all villages in a block, he said.
Khattar said the expenditure on these projects would be borne by the government.
He also urged universities to explore possibilities for getting maximum contribution from industry and corporate sector in their infrastructure development.
The government wants to make Haryana a leading state in the country in Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. It is committed to develop its villages with the help of educational and social institutions, he said.
The Chief Minister also appreciated the suggestions given by the vice chancellors for golden jubilee programmes to be undertaken by them in their respective institutes and sought their suggestions for adding new programmes in the celebrations, according to a statement here.
He said the role of universities is of utmost importance as the mental and intellectual development of students depends on our educational institutions.
Issues like holding of different sports events, cultural activities, youth summit, international seminar and exhibition were discussed in the meeting, the statement said.
Khattar said Gita Jayanti Mahotsav would be organised at international level in Kurukshetra in December.
Apart from a National Youth Festival, a seminar of NRIs with roots in Haryana from all over the world would also be organised in January next year, he said.
In addition, ‘Khel Mahakumbh’ would be organised as a concluding event of golden jubilee celebrations in which players from all over the country would participate, Khattar said.
The Chief Minister also suggested that vice chancellors should organise a mega event to mark the anniversaries of those prominent personalities whose chairs have been set up in their institutions for research purposes. PTI
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