Chandigarh: The state government has decided to open 21 new educational institutes for girls on the basis of mapping carried out in the state with a view to provide education as per requirement. This was disclosed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the main campus of Bansi Lal University at village Prem Nagar in district Bhiwani on Friday. He said that budget allocation of Rs 1,650 crore has been made for giving a boost to higher education in the state this year.
Describing the University as a tribute to former Chief Minister, late Chaudhary Bansi Lal, said that this was the second educational institute to be opened in his name. He said that the Chaudhary Bansi Lal University would offer basic science and computer science courses, and advanced science-related syllabi would be introduced in this University. He said that apart from this, a university would be set up in Faridabad for skill development of youth.
On this occasion, the Chief Minister also announced various new development projects for village Prem Nagar, Bawani Khera Assembly Constituency and Bhiwani Assembly Constituency. He also announced to give Rs one crore for development of village Prem Nagar and Rs five crore each for construction of roads in Bawani Khera and Bhiwani Assembly Constituencies. He also announced to give grant of Rs 11 lakh for Bawani Khera ‘gaushala’, apart from improvement of Maharana Pratap Stadium in village Khar Kalan, increasing the duration of water in Sundar Branch Canal, arrangement of buses according to route and reconstruction of Balmiki Stadium in Bawani Khera.
He also announced construction of water works in village Khar Kalan, Tigdana and Baliali. Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, said that with a view to improving education on the basis of specialty, the state government had decided to establish a sports university in Rai and Sanskrit university in the name of Maharshi Balmiki in village Mundri near Kaithal. He said that while the previous government had only announced to establish a university named after Bansi Lal, the present state government has paved the way to set up the university over an area of 131 acres. Public Health Engineering Minister Ghanshyam Saraf, also spoke on this occasion.
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