Recalls his own days at Sainik School, Kunjpura
‘Education budget hiked substantially in the last 3 years’
‘Efforts towards improving sex-ratio bearing results’
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Thursday that his regime was committed to providing quality education to the youth and the budget of the Education Department had been enhanced substantially over the past three years.
Addressing the students and faculty of Sainik School, Kunjpura, near Karnal on the 48th Founder’s Day of the school, he noted that a Defence University, an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and a Central University were going to be set up in the State.
A university for women has already been set up at Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat district which he claimed is the first university in North India for women. Also, a University of Health Sciences has been set up at B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak while the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Education City is coming up at Kundli near Delhi to facilitate establishment of world-class educational and research institutions.
Mr. Hooda reminisced about his own days as a student of the Kunjpura School and his long association with the institution which he said was ranked among one of the best in India. The school has provided the maximum number of cadets to the National Defence Academy. Over 1,000 officers including the present Army Chief, General Deepak Kapoor , have been among the alumni of this school.
Mr. Hooda agreed to a demand made by Principal Arun Dutta and announced that the building of the school’s double-storey dormitory would be constructed by the State Government.
General Deepak Kapoor said the Kunjpura School has many outstanding achievements to its credit and is providing quality education to the students.
Mr. Hooda also addressed NCC cadets of Haryana during the day before flagging off a ‘Save the Girl Child’ rally organised by them in Karnal. He said the rally would help raise public awareness about female foeticide which was against Indian culture.
The Chief Minister said efforts by his regime to change the public mind-set towards the fairer sex had started bearing results and the sex ratio in Haryana had improved slightly from 819 per thousand to 863 per thousand.
General Deepak Kapoor called for more efforts to further improve the sex ratio.