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Jharkhand gets its first women University

Jamshedpur, Feb 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone via online for the Jharkhand's first women University from Jammu and Kashmir.

On this historic occasion Chief Minister Raghubar Das was present at the indoor stadium in Jamshedpur. Speaking on the occasion he said that after 70 years of Independence for the first time Foundation has been laid for a Women's University in the state and the day was a historic one for the half of the population of the state.

He said that the university would be constructed on an area of 18 acres of land next to the Surya Mandir in Sidhgoda for which the state government would give Rs 56 crore while the contribution of the Central government would be Rs 33 crore.

Mr Das said that the girls of the state and the country were making a name for themselves in all the areas and the state government was trying to bring out the hidden talent through education and sports. He asked the girl students to study with dedication so that they can achieve higher goals in life.

He said that in the era of globalisation if India has to move forward then it should have a pool of knowledge as only that country and that state would move forward which has surplus knowledge and keeping that in mind the state government has accorded special focus on the education of the woman at the Central and at the state level.

Mr Das said that on the occasion of the National Girls day on January 24 Sukanya Yojana has been started in the state which is aimed at reducing the dropout rates and decreasing the maternal mortality rate..

The Chief Minister said that in the year 2004 there were only five government university in Jharkhand but under his tenure four new universities have been started and after the Women University comes into existence the total number of Government Universities in Jharkhand would be 10 while on the other hand the number of private universities in the state has increased to 15.

The Chief Minister said that as part of the focus on women education in 11 district women colleges are being also constructed including a woman engineering college in Ramgarh. On the other hand in 12 districts Model Degree colleges and 31 degree colleges have been sanctioned and for 30 new colleges a total of 871 posts have been approved and process is on to recruit 1108 teachers.

As part of the plans to increase technical education in the state classes have commenced in four new Polytechnic institutes while construction of professional college in Jamshedpur is almost complete and work on engineering colleges in Ramgarh Koderma and Palamu was on and the Central government has approved setting up of two professional colleges in Bokaro and Godda and announced that in all the higher educational institutions of the state placement cell and entrepreneur and incubation Centre would be established and highlighted that under skill development more than 1 lakh youth were given employment in a single day.

He said that construction of the university would commence from this month itself and within two years it would be completed.

Those present on the occasion also included Jamshedpur MP Vidyut Baran Mahato HRD secretary Rajesh Kumar Sharma DC East Singhbhum Amit Kumar and SSP Anup Birthare. (UNI)