Kolkata, Sep 6: The West Bengal Assembly has passed the Hindi University Bill to encourage Hindi-medium education in the state.
The State-aided University will be set up in Howrah. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the Bill was introduced because “there are several Hindi-speaking people staying in Bengal” and that it “will show us a new path” and “will stand for harmony and unity”. She also requested the Education Department to quickly initiate the construction of the university on the land that has been already acquired.
The name, she said, will be decided after talking to all communities.Earlier, the Assembly had passed a Bill to enable the setting up of a university in the name of Swami Vivekananda. This self-financing private university will be set up in Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas.
The proposed university would deal in various specialised fields like science,
technology, law, management, social sciences, medicine, education, humanities and performing arts. (UNI)