PM lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. He also visited the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor and the exhibition model of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

Spread over 92 acres in the villages of Lodha and Mussepur Karim Jrauli in Kol Tehsil of Aligarh, the university will also provide affiliation to 395 colleges of Aligarh division.

“Not only the country, but the whole world is watching India manufacturing defense equipment from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships. Uttar Pradesh is becoming a hotbed of this transformation,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi further said that more than a dozen defense manufacturing companies will create thousands of jobs with an investment of hundreds of crores of rupees. “New industries are coming up to support the manufacturing of small arms, weapons, drones and aerospace-related products at the Aligarh node of the Defense Corridor. This will give a new identity to Aligarh and its surrounding areas. This will create new opportunities for youth and MSMEs,” PM Modi said.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister stressed that the University would not only be a center of higher education, but would also emerge as a center of modern defense studies, technology related to defense manufacturing and manpower development. This university will be greatly benefited by the skills and features of education in the local language of the new National Education Policy.

Addressing the program, the Prime Minister remembered Late Shri Kalyan Singh ji. He said that Shri Kalyan Singh ji would have been very happy to see the emerging profile of Aligarh in the defense sector and the establishment of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh.

The Prime Minister underlined how many such great personalities laid down their lives in the freedom movement. But it was the misfortune of the country that after independence, the coming 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 expressed his condolences. The Prime Minister said that the India of the 21st century is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century.

Paying a heartfelt tribute to Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh Ji, he said, “The life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh Ji teaches us indomitable will and willingness to go to any extent to fulfill our dreams. He said that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji wanted the independence of India and he devoted every moment of his life to it. The Prime Minister said that India is moving ahead on the path of education and skill development at the time of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, so the establishment of a university in the name of this worthy son of Mother Bharati is the real ‘karyanjali’ for her. The Prime Minister asserted that the University would not only become a major center of higher education but would also emerge as a center for modern defense studies, technology related to defense manufacturing and manpower development. This university will be greatly benefited by the skills and features of education in the local language of the new National Education Policy.

The Prime Minister said, not only the country, but the whole world is watching India manufacturing defense equipment ranging from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships. He said, India is moving away from the image of a major defense importer of the world and is moving towards creating a new identity of a significant defense exporter of the world. Uttar Pradesh is becoming a hotbed of this change and being an MP from Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister took pride in it. He said that one and a half dozen defense manufacturing companies will create thousands of jobs with an investment of hundreds of crores.

New industries are coming up to support the manufacturing of small arms, armaments, drones and aerospace related products in the Aligarh node of the Defense Corridor. This will give a new identity to Aligarh and its surrounding areas. The Prime Minister said that Aligarh, which was famous for protecting houses and shops with its famous locks, would now also be famous for manufacturing products that guard the country’s borders. He said that this would create new opportunities for youth and MSMEs.

The Prime Minister emphasized that Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a very attractive place for every small and big investor in the country and the world. This happens, Mr Modi said, when the necessary environment for investment is created, the necessary facilities are made available. Uttar Pradesh is turning out to be a great example of double engine government’s double profit.

The Prime Minister expressed happiness that the same UP, which was seen as a hindrance in the development of the country, is leading the country’s big campaigns.

The Prime Minister took note of the situation in Uttar Pradesh before 2017. He said that the people of UP cannot forget the kind of scams that used to happen and how governance was handed over to the corrupt. The Prime Minister said, Yogi ji’s government is sincerely engaged in the development of UP. There was a time when the administration here was run arbitrarily by goons and mafia. But now the extortionists and those running the mafia rule are behind bars, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of the UP government to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable sections during the pandemic and praised the way food grains were made available to the weaker and poorer sections during the pandemic. The Prime Minister said that it is the continuous effort of the Central Government to give strength to the smallholder farmers. Several initiatives like increasing MSP by 1.5 times, extension of Kisan Credit Card, improvement in insurance scheme, provision of Rs 3,000 pension are empowering small farmers. The Prime Minister also informed that more than 1 lakh 40 thousand crore rupees have been paid to sugarcane farmers.

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