PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone Of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University In Aligarh

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. He also visited the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

Addressing the event, the prime minister remembered the late Kalyan Singh. He said that Kalyan Singh Ji would have been very happy to see the emerging profile of Aligarh in the defence sector and the establishment of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh.

The Prime Minister underlined the fact that how many such great personalities gave their all to the freedom movement. But it was the country’s misfortune that after independence, the next generations of the country were not made aware of the sacrifices of such national heroes and national heroines. Many generations of the country were deprived of knowing their stories, the Prime Minister lamented. The Prime Minister remarked, today, 21st century India is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century.

Paying rich tribute to Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, he said, “The life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji, teaches us the indomitable will and a willingness to go to any extent to fulfill our dreams.”

He added that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji wanted the independence of India and he devoted every moment of his life to this. Today, when India is moving on the path of education and skill development at the time of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the establishment of the University in the name of this worthy son of Ma Bharati is the real ‘karyanjali’ to him, said the Prime Minister.

PM Modi stressed that the university will not become only a big centre of higher education but will also emerge as a centre of modern defence studies, defence manufacturing-related technology and manpower development. The new National Education Policy’s features of skills and education in the local language will benefit this university a great deal.

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