Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that the state government is committed to providing such education to the future generation, which will make them employable, cultured and inculcate moral qualities in them.
“To make this a reality, a new education policy has come up in the country, which will be fully implemented in Haryana by the year 2025,” he added. Addressing the students at NIT Kurukshetra, in the presence of President Droupadi Murmu and Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, Khattar said skill is the first requirement to take the country forward in any field. "To fulfill this need, many such institutes like NIT, Kurukshetra, which provide education of latest technology, have been established in Haryana,” he said.
Apart from these, high quality institutes are there in Haryana to provide world class vocational and employable education in every field like arts, commerce, science, management, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, fine arts, fashion and designing, film and television, information technology, among others. The Chief Minister said that IIM at Sunaria, Rohtak, National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology at Kurukshetra, North India's first National Institute of Design at Umri in Kurukshetra and NIFT at Panchkula have been set up. Similarly, similar institutions have been established in other districts as well. Extension campuses of IIT Delhi are also being set up at Sonepat and Jhajjar.
Khattar said that the daughters of the state are achieving great heights in every field with their talent; therefore, 25 percent seats have been reserved for girls in all technical institutions. “No tuition fee is charged from the girl students studying in government polytechnic institutions. Free passport assistance scheme has been started for the students in colleges and polytechnics. Learner driving licenses are also being made in the colleges and free training of four to six months is being provided to the students in partnership with the industries,” he added.
Taking another concrete step towards skill development, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University was established at Dudhola, Palwal district. “This University is one of its kind; which will provide skill education from certificate to doctorate level. Through this, training is being imparted as per the requirement of the industries,” said the Chief Minister. He said that we have received continuous cooperation from institutions like NIT, Kurukshetra in the development and dissemination of new technology. The Chief Minister congratulated the management for organising the convocation ceremony of this institute and wished a bright future to all the youth receiving degrees today and those studying in the institute.
In the convocation ceremony, the Governor and the Chief Minister felicitated the gold medalist students of 2017 and 2016 batch with certificates and medals, respectively. On the occasion.