Foundation Stone Laid For Central University At Jadrangal, Dharamshala In Himachal Pradesh
Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur laid the foundation stone of campus of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh at Jadrangal, near Dharamshala in Kangra district. Earlier in the day, Foundation Stone of the second Campus was also laid at Dehra.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar said that education was the pre requisite for building a strong and vibrant nation. He said that the Centre Government was ensuring that every school have a library. He said that the Union Government would provide all possible help to the three thousand schools of the State where pre-primary classes have been started by the State government. He said that the Union Government would also provide all possible help to ensure that the University Campus would be completed soon.
While addressing the gathering on the occasion, Chief Minister said that the Central University will have two campuses at two different locations and would have a massive campus spread in an area of over 1000 hectare. He said that both this campus would not only provide quality education to the youth of the region but also ensure economic activities in the area. He said that the University became functional in the year 2010, but it took about nine years that the University would get its campuses at two places. He said that in coming times the University would have fourteen schools of studies with nearly seventy Department of Studies and about forty Centres of Studies as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development/UGC.