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Tuesday, February 07 2023

State Govt’s emphasis is on Edu, Employment, Empowerment

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Bengaluru: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the Government is emphasising on three Es- Education, Employment, and Empowerment. He also said a new employment policy has been framed with stress on promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship.

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Nrupatunga University on the auspicious day of Basava Jayanti, Akshaya Tritiya, and Eid. Stating that the Union Government has granted Rs. 55 Crore for Nrupatunga University, Chief Minister commended the efforts of the Higher Education Minister for the instrumental role he has been playing for two years to implement NEP – 2020.

In his opening remarks, Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, said that human resource is the greatest asset of the country and the bottom-to-top approach of NEP will pave the way to convert future citizens into productive.

Narendra Modi had mentioned about new educational policy even before he became the Prime Minister and introduced it after he came to the helm of affairs. This will make students industry-ready by enabling them to acquire relevant skills, he opined.

In the last two years, the State Government has established six Universities and is in the process of establishing seven more. In the near future every district will have at least a university, Narayan added.

State Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said, “The Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL), Ballari, which has been newly set up would serve the people of neighbouring districts to provide speedy justice.

He informed that 50 acres of land has been identified to facilitate the opening of a regional campus of the National Forensic Science University (Gujarat). He also appealed to the Union Home Minister to facilitate setting up its’ campus in the state at the earliest.

On the occasion, the Regional Forensic Science Laboratory, Ballari, and Smart e-Beat police system were virtually launched. Foundation stone was laid for the Academic Complex of the Nrupatunga University and the logo of the University was also launched.

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