Himachal Made Self-Reliant in Education by Modi Govt: Anurag Thakur

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GG News Bureau
Hamirpur, 12th April. 
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, and Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, stated that in the past 10 years of the Modi government, the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency and Himachal Pradesh have emerged as educational hubs. It is Modi ji’s love for Himachal that has led to almost all major educational institutions in the country being present in this small mountain state today. Himachal’s youth are now able to access quality education from primary to higher education within their own state.

Anurag Thakur said, “Good and accessible education is the primary requirement for the progress of any nation. Significant changes have come in the educational system of the entire country after 2014. Under the leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Modi government brought a new education policy almost 30 years later, which has provided our youth with the opportunity to study in regional languages. As a result, children from small towns are also becoming opinion leaders today.”

He further added, “In my parliamentary constituency of Hamirpur, I have always endeavored to provide good education to students. With the immense support of the central government, we now have a total of 6 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Hamirpur, including schools in Nadaun, Saloh, Bangana, Dharampur, and Sandhol. Earlier this year, in February, the Prime Minister gifted two Kendriya Vidyalayas to Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency, one each in Nadaun and Saloh, where 500 children each will be able to study. We are also establishing a Central University in Dehra, just an hour away from Nadaun. In addition to this, we have also set up NIT and IIT in Hamirpur. Soon, we will also be establishing a unique National Center for Excellence in sports in Hamirpur.”

Anurag Thakur went on to say, “Today, an AIIMS hospital and medical college have been opened in Bilaspur at a cost of 1700 crore rupees. Bilaspur’s Hydro Engineering College is now contributing to nation-building. We have built a medical college in Hamirpur at a cost of 400 crore rupees. A National Center for Special Child Training is being set up in Una at a cost of 48 crores. We have approved a budget of 190 crores for the construction of a new building for a 550-bed hospital in Hamirpur, and classes for 100 children have also started. From IIMs, NITs, HPUs to IITs, today, all national educational institutions are a gift of the BJP government in Himachal. The Modi government has made Himachal self-reliant in the field of education so that our children do not have to migrate to other states for quality education.”

Anurag Thakur further highlighted the transformation in the field of education across the country, stating, “Today, there are more than 10,000 operational Atal Tinkering Labs across the country. In 2014, there were 384 medical colleges. Today, there are more than 700. In 2014, there were 450 universities; today, there are more than 1100. In 2014, there were only 7 AIIMS; today, there are 22. The number of MBBS seats in the country was around 51,000 in 2014; today, it is more than 1.8 lakhs. In 2014, there were only about 31,000 PG seats in the country; today, there are more than 70,000. In 2014, there were 16 IIMs; today, there are 23. In 2014, there were only 12 IITs; today, there are 19.”

He concluded by saying, “While walking alongside PM Modi’s development path, I have also initiated a program of free tuition with the Gurukul method for children in my parliamentary constituency of Hamirpur without any government assistance. The Best of One program aims to provide education to children of all classes through everyone’s efforts and to ensure everyone’s development. This initiative was launched on October 5, 2021, on World Teachers’ Day to address the three main problems of Himachal Pradesh: unemployment, emigration, and the economy through education. Today, there are more than 580 Best of One centers operational across the region, where more than 9500 children are receiving education. Among them, the number of female students is also 48%.”

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