Dharamsala: Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh said that Amity University would soon start campus construction work near Dharamsala to provide students latest educational facilities in emerging disciplines. The university was recently provided permission to start a campus in the state recently.
The Chief Minister, during his address at the felicitation function organised by Old Students Association of Government. PG Degree College, Dharamsala last evening said efforts were being made to get a central university for the state, and every district to have at least one college of par excellence. The CM also dedicated a hostel for tribal girl students of the college, constructed at a cost of Rs 96 lakhs.
The CM said his government had opened record number of colleges during the last two years in rural areas and provided Rs 5 crore each for infrastructure building.
Virbhadra Singh said that his government had pioneered the ‘plus two’ educational systems in schools to link the educational system with the national level so that students could explore greater horizons. He said that with the vast educational network in the government sector, no children had to travel more than one to two kilometers to get primary education.
The Chief Minister said his government had emphasised the need for girls’ education and created quality education in the rural areas, so that the students, especially girls, did not have to leave their homes for higher education. He said that women empowerment was the motive behind opening of higher educational institutions, since educated women educate the entire family. He said that the female literacy had also increased substantially and was much above the national average.