raja mahendra pratap: PM Modi to lay foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University: All you need to know | India News
The new university aims to satisfy a long demand for a state university in the region.
PM Modi You will also visit the display models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.
This is everything you need to know about the event:
Importance of the new university
The university is being established by the government of Uttar Pradesh in memory and honor of the great freedom fighter, educator and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
Preparations are underway ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to lay the foundation stone for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University. (AND ME)
It is being installed in a total area of more than 92 acres in the town of Lodha and the village Musepur Kareem Jarouli from the Kol tehsil of Aligarh.
The varsity team will provide membership to 395 universities in the Aligarh division.
Brief history of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a student at Aligarh Muslim University.
He was also president of the first provisional government in exile of India established on December 1, 1915 in Kabul with the help of different Afghan tribal chiefs and some governments, including that of Japan.
Belonging to the royal family of Mursan, had left his home and family in Aligarh in December 1914 and escaped to Germany and remained in exile for some 33 years as the British authorities searched for him.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (File photo)
He returned in 1947 only after India gained independence. Was chosen for Lok Sabha of Mathura in 1957, defeating the then candidate of Jan Sangh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, competing like Independent.
“Raja Mahendra Pratap is one of the most notable figures in India’s freedom movement and his commitment to the cause of a secular democratic India marks him as a giant of his time,” said the prominent academic and political historian. Shan mohammad,
“His commitment to the cause of secularism is comparable to that of Gandhi and Nehru. He deserves to be honored, but his legacy must be fully respected.”
The university was the 7-year demand of the local BJP leadership
This development comes 7 years after the local BJP leadership demanded for the first time to change the name of the Muslim University of Aligarh in honor of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, who had “donated the land” for it.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Deputy Minister Dinesh Sharma said that by establishing a state university in the name of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, the government is paying tribute to a man who dedicated more than three decades of his life to living in exile and fighting for the freedom of India.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh played a key role in establishing different educational institutions, including a pioneering technical school in Mathura, Sharma said.
The establishment of a state university in his name in Lodha has been “widely welcomed by the people of this region, as it would give a great boost to education in Aligarh and the surrounding districts.”
Sharma said that over the past four years, the Yogi Adityanath government has established 11 new universities in the state.
Exhibition model of the Defense Industrial Corridor of the UP
Prime Minister Modi announced the establishment of a defense industrial corridor in Uttar Pradesh when inaugurating the UP Investor Summit in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.
A total of 6 nodes (Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi and Lucknow) have been planned in the Defense Industrial Corridor.
At the Aligarh node, the land allocation process has been completed and land has been allocated to 19 companies, which will invest Rs 1,245 crore in the node.
The Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor will help make the country self-sufficient in the field of defense production and promote ‘Make in India’.
The governor and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion, a day after he oversaw the preparations for the event.
(With contributions from agencies)