IEP Chandigarh, November 29
Governor of Haryana, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya said that the President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu has done us all proud by gracing the 18th convocation ceremony of National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra as the chief guest. He said that the day has become even more special and memorable for the students receiving their degrees; as an ideal teacher who has reached the highest constitutional post of the country by facing difficult circumstances, has reached to bless them.While addressing the students, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya said that they should go ahead in their professional life and bring laurels to their institute and work for nation building. He said that the Haryana government has worked to strengthen the infrastructure in the state to promote education and create an environment for education. “There is no dearth of opportunities in today’s era. The Internet is such a medium, which has made it easier to work in the field of research. The students should also do the work of updating and upgrading themselves using the internet,” he added.With President’s arrival, new enthusiasm and inspiration have been communicated: Chief MinisterWelcoming the President on the occasion, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that with the presence of the President, new enthusiasm and inspiration have been communicated to all of us. The Chief Minister congratulated the students and said that the parents also deserve appreciation; who have made them reach this destination in life.Skill is the first requirement to take country forwardThe Chief Minister said that Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi has a dream that India should become the leader of the world. “For this, he has given programs like Make in India, Digital India, Standup India and Startup to the nation. The basis of all these programs is Skill India. Skill is the first requirement to take the country forward in any field. To fulfill this need, many such institutes like NIT, Kurukshetra, which provide education of latest technology, have been established in Haryana,” he said.Apart from these, high quality institutes are there in Haryana to provide world class vocational and employable education in every field like arts, commerce, science, management, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, fine arts, fashion and designing, film and television, information technology, among others. The Chief Minister said that IIM at Sunaria, Rohtak, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology at Kurukshetra, North India’s first National Institute of Design at Umri in Kurukshetra and NIFT at Panchkula have been set up. Similarly, similar institutions have been established in other districts as well. Extension campuses of IIT Delhi are also being set up at Sonepat and Jhajjar.New education policy to be fully implemented in Haryana by 2025: Chief MinisterChief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the state government is committed to provide such education to the future generation, which will make them employable, cultured and inculcate moral qualities in them. “To make this a reality, a new education policy has come up in the country, which will be fully implemented in Haryana by the year 2025,” he added.He said that when Haryana was formed in the year 1966, there was only one university, while now 56 universities have been opened in the state. There are 41 government, society and aided institutes along with 454 private polytechnic institutes established in Haryana to provide technical education to the students. Besides, there are four government engineering colleges, 89 private engineering colleges and four technical universities imparting technical education.25 percent seats reserved for girls in all technical institutions in HaryanaSh. Manohar Lal said that the daughters of the state are achieving great heights in every field with their talent; therefore, 25 percent seats have been reserved for girls in all technical institutions. “No tuition fee is charged from the girl students studying in government polytechnic institutions. Free passport assistance scheme has been started for the students in colleges and polytechnics. Learner driving licenses are also being made in the colleges and free training of four to six months is being provided to the students in partnership with the industries,” he added.Under vision of self-reliant India, education linked with skills from school to universityThe Chief Minister said that the facility of credit guarantee scheme has been provided for the students studying in higher educational institutions of the state. “The slogan of self-reliant India given by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi can also be realized only through skill; that is why, we have linked education from school to university with skills,” he asserted.Skill University established in state for imparting skill trainingTaking another concrete step towards skill development, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University was established at Dudhola, Palwal district. “This University is one of its kind; which will provide skill education from certificate to doctorate level. Through this, training is being imparted as per the requirement of the industries,” said the Chief Minister.He said that we have received continuous cooperation from institutions like NIT, Kurukshetra in the development and dissemination of new technology. The Chief Minister congratulated the management for organising the convocation ceremony of this institute and wished a bright future to all the youth receiving degrees today and those studying in the institute.In the convocation ceremony, the Governor and the Chief Minister felicitated the gold medalist students of 2017 and 2016 batch with certificates and medals, respectively. On the occasion, MP Sh. Nayab Singh Saini, Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs S. Sandeep Singh, MLA Sh. Subhash Sudha, Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Director NIT Kurukshetra, Dr. B.V. Ramana Reddy and other dignitaries were present.