Haryana to develop state varsities as ‘centres of excellence’

SansadTV Bureau

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday that his government plans to develop the state’s universities as ‘centres of excellence’.

The Chief Minister stated this while addressing teachers after inaugurating the administrative block of Pt. Neki Ram Sharma Government College in Rohtak, according to an official release.

The chief minister also sought suggestions from teachers to further improve the education system, saying the state government will consider all such suggestions.

He said adequate opportunities should be provided to all brilliant students. “No one should be deprived of education due to adverse family circumstances,” he added.

Describing teachers as the “helmsmen of the nation”, he said teachers drive societies in positive direction by infusing moral values among the youth.

He called upon them to spare some time from their busy schedule and perform the task of realising the vision of a good society. The teaching fraternity would have to awaken self-confidence in future generations so that they achieve their goal, he added.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid special focus on improving standard of education at all levels. The central government has implemented the National Education Policy under which “our government will work to improve the level of education in the state”, he said.

“…schemes will be formulated to provide quality education to the youth… Apart from that, programmes like Shramev Jayate and Make in India have been started to provide adequate employment opportunities to the youth,” the chief minister added.

Referring to the issue of corruption, the chief minister reminded that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had once said if one rupee is released for public welfare, only 15 paisa reaches the actual beneficiary.

Had corruption been taken as a challenge at that time, it could have been completely eliminated, he asserted.

“All officers of the administration would have to understand that what kind of work the government wants from them. The Haryana government wants to set up such an administrative system that would fulfil aspirations of the people in real terms,” he said.

Khattar said his government has decided to set up ‘Chief Minster Window’ at district level so as to enable people to get their grievances redressed at the local level.