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Monday, November 30th, 2020

Himachal heading towards becoming education hub : Prem Kumar Dhumal

INVC,, Shimla,,, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister said that due to strengthening of educational infrastructure and ensuring quality education, Himachal Pradesh was emerging as the Educational Hub. He was speaking on the Annual function of Neta Ji Subhash Chander Bose Degree College at Hamirpur today. He said that the State had given priority for education, health and roads in the State and development made in these fields in these fields in last three years had been appreciated at National-level. He said that the education budget had been enhanced from Rs. 1494 crore to Rs. 2567 crore. He said that on an average of 18 % students were seeking education in the Colleges of the State, which was 7 % more than the national average and efforts were afoot to increase the average upto 50%. He said that the University Grant Commission had recommended to increase the teaching days to 180 days and the State Government was also working in this direction. He exhorted the students to take benefit of Library facility in their educational institutions. He said that the State Government was providing free education to the girls upto University level. Prof. Dhumal announced Rs. 12.96 lakh for setting up power transformer and Rs. 25 lakh for construction of toilets in the College campus. He said that International standard synthetic track worth Rs. 14 crore would be set up in the College so that the students may excel themselves in various National and International sports events. He also announced Rs. 25,000 for promotion of cultural activities in the College. Chief Minister launched the College website and assured to provide sufficient budget for construction of IT building. He also distributed prizes to the meritorious students. Sh. I.D. Dhiman, Education Minister said that the Government had made Annual Prize distribution function mandatory in educational institutions so that the students who excel themselves in various activities could be motivated to do better.

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