IEP Chandigarh, November 8
After becoming the Vice President of India, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar today visited village Garhi Sampla, birthplace of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram.
The Vice President said that if we talk about the security of borders, patriotism has always been paramount among the youth of Haryana and they never step back while making their supreme sacrifice for the nation.
The Vice President arrived today as the chief guest at the third convocation of Baba Mastnath University located at Asthal Bohar in Rohtak district. With him, the Second Lady of India, Dr. Sudesh Dhankhar also reached to offer her blessings to the students. Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal was also present on the occasion. The Vice President presented degrees and medals to 2145 students at the convocation.
Congratulating the students who received the degree, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar said that education has the power of transformation. Convocation is a very important moment in the life of the students, which they should never forget. After leaving University, students should work for the society with a sense of service, considering the nation and society paramount.
He said that Baba Mastnath University is educating the cultured and patriotic youth for the country and he is happy that Chancellor Mahant Balak Nath Yogi has informed that Sainik School is also being opened here soon.
Jagdeep Dhankhar felt proud during his first visit to Haryana
The Vice President said that he is feeling extremely proud to be in Haryana as the farmers and soldiers of Haryana have always given their best for the security of the nation. Today the sports persons of Haryana are also bringing laurels to the state and the country.
He said that the Haryana tour has started from the birthplace of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram and he is feeling proud and motivated by paying homage to Chhotu Ram, he added.
Vice President appreciates Haryana’s sports policy
Praising the sports policy of Haryana Government formulated under the visionary leadership of Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar said that earlier if children were interested in sports, their parents used to scold them for studying instead of playing. But today the parents of Haryana perceive sports as a career due to the great achievements of the players of Haryana in the field of sports.
Today India became a global land in terms of opportunities and investments
Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar said that today India is developing at a fast pace. There is no scarcity of opportunities in India. India has today become a global land in terms of opportunities and investments. India has become the fifth largest economy in the world today. We get ahead of those who ruled India. If India continues to grow at this rapid pace, India will soon be the third largest economy.
He said that students are the future of the country. Students should never underestimate their talent and should try innovations. Referring to his own example, he said that if he didn’t get the scholarship in Sainik School, Chittorgarh, he would not have been able to complete his law studies.
He said that at the time when he became a Member of Parliament in 1989, there were 50 gas connections available every year to an MP. Today, the central government has set a new dimension by giving 18 crore free gas connections. Besides this, free ration is being given to 80 crore people from April 1, 2020. He said that no country in the world would have achieved such a feat which has been set for 138 crore population by applying both doses of corona vaccination.
He further said that a positive change has been attained after 34 years by making the New Education Policy – 2020 which is no less than a revolution in itself.
Responsibility of youth to perform fundamental duties
Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar appealed to the youth to take an oath today that they will give equal emphasis on Fundamental Duties as enshrined in the Constitution, as given to Fundamental Rights. It is necessary to follow the fundamental duties, as it will draw positive results. He urged the youth to always respect their parents, teachers, and elders and contribute to nation-building.
Vice President is an inspiration for youth – Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal
Welcoming the Vice President on the occasion, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that Sh. Dhankhar is also an economist and a source of inspiration to the youth besides a political leader. He stated that he himself is impressed by his persona. Sh. Manohar Lal said that while being the Governor of West Bengal, Sh. Jagdeep Dhankhar solved the major issues there, which hardly any other person could have imagined.
While congratulating the degree holders and their parents, the Chief Minister said that from today onwards the students are going to climb a new ladder in their lives and only after working with the spirit of service to society, they will relish great heights.
He said that students should move ahead in life with the spirit of ‘come to learn-go to serve’. They should never forget today’s moment because after getting the degree they are going to work for society and the nation.
New education policy will be implemented in Haryana till 2025
Sh. Manohar Lal said that a lot of progress has been made in the education sector in Haryana during his tenure. The new education policy implemented by the central government has set a target to be implemented in the states by the year 2030, but we will implement it by the year 2025.
He said that Ayurveda has the art of keeping the human body healthy, whereas in Allopathy there is treatment after the illness. Therefore, efforts will be made to get the same degree in systems like Allopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, etc.
MBBS seats will be enhanced to 3050 in Haryana
Sh. Manohar Lal said that in the year 2014, there were only 750 MBBS seats in Haryana, which has increased to 1700 today. We are opening medical colleges in every district and with the opening of medical colleges in every district, with that MBBS seats will also be enhanced to 3050. He said that AIIMS of Ayurveda is also being opened in Panchkula. Apart from this, Ayurveda centres will also be opened in the village.
On this occasion, Mahant Balaknath Yogi, Chancellor of the University also expressed special gratitude to both the guests. Education Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal, Rajya Sabha MPs, Sh. Krishan Lal Panwar and Sh. Ram Chander Jangra, BJP State President, Sh. OP Dhankhar and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.