The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar is likely to open 11 new colleges across the state. The State CM announced this news on the eve of Raksha Bandhan. Earlier, the minister had a plan of opening 10 new colleges. However, the decision has been changed to opening 11 new colleges in the state. He made this announcement of setting up new colleges at a function organized at Government Post Graduate College, Sector-1 in Panchkula.
During the function, the minister spoke about the importance of education. He also said that about 97 new colleges have been started in the last 5 years in Haryana. He further mentioned that in the last 48 years, only 75 colleges were opened across the state. The Haryana Chief Minister spoke about the new National Education Policy announced a few days back.
Khattar said that the new policy has been introduced intending for ‘universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 percent Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in school education by 2030.’ Besides the expansion of educational values across the country, the new policy aims at enhancing the GER in higher education to 50% by 2025, opined the state CM.
The Minister said that India can accomplish this objective through the collaborative work of the state government alongside the non-government organizations. This way, the educational standards in Haryana will be eventually improved to the next level, said the minister. During the function, the CM also said that the state government has been planning to initiate skill development programs in the state. The Government has planned to open a Skill Development University in Dudhola, Palwal district.
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has a vision of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. It can be achieved effectively through the new National Education Policy, said Khattar. He further said, ‘This policy will bring about a drastic transformation in the field of education and will be job-oriented too.’ Despite initially planned to open 10 new colleges, the government had to change it to 11 colleges upon the request of the Minister of State for Woman and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda. Among the 11 colleges, one will be opened in village Rajod in Kalayat Constituency.
As per the official notice, ‘This (the announcement of the opening of colleges) is a special gift of Raksha Bandhan to the women of the state.’ Currently, the state has a college within every 15-kilometer radius. Haryana State Government’s target is to set up a college in every 10-kilometer radius, said the CM. Kanwar Pal, the education minister of Haryana also said that the Government is seeking to set up 1000 playschools in the state. Stay tuned to this website to get more education news.