Modi in Bihar to attend Patna University centenary

PATNA_UNIVERSITY

He also laid the foundation stone for national highway projects.

The state BJP president has been hinting that a bonanza was on the cards, terming the prime minister's visit as a "Diwali gift" to the people of Bihar in general and Mokama in particular.

Janata Dal United leader KC Tyagi, however, suggested that the decision to grant Patna University a central university status wasn't expected to be an on-the-spot decision.

"My government took an important step towards unshackling the IIMs, freeing them from the clutches of restrictions and regulations set by the government".

PM Modi also said it was a "blot" that Indian universities do not figure among the top 500 of the world and noted that the government has chose to give autonomy and Rs 10,000 crore to top 10 public and private universities over the next five years to make them world-class. "The universities will be a selected on the basis of a challenge in which they will be required to prove their mettle". Modi said it was a "blot" that Indian universities do not figure among the top 500 of the world. The selection will be based on factors such as history, performance and its roadmap reach global benchmarks.

The Prime Minister will fly to Mokama, after attending the Patna University function.

In his first full-fledged visit to Bihar after Nitish Kumar dumped the Mahagatbandhan to form government in alliance with the BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 5000 crore in Mokama and attended the centenary celebration of the Patna University. "This is a big opportunity for them and they would make the best use". "In Delhi, I interact with so many officials, many of whom belong to Bihar", the Prime Minister said.

"But today while welcoming PM Modi to "his Patna University", he tweeted, "...even I got an invitation, alas very late and with a very short notice...delayed by the "more loyal than the King's people" involved in the affair. I bow to this land of Bihar. "We are going to organise a mega event for the centenary on December 10 in which all former students of the university will be invited", he added.

He appreciated the efforts of Nitish Kumar towards development of the state and said the progress of eastern India is the Centre's topmost priority.

He said 65 per cent of the population of the country was below 35 years in age and the dreams of development can be fulfilled. "Together the two will work to ensure that Bihar is counted among the prosperous states by 2022 when the country celebrates 75 years of independence", the prime minister said. "But the time has come to propitiate Laxmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity) as well and take the state to new heights of development", he said. In August, Modi along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts of Bihar.

Modi said that the Centre has changed the fate of Bihar by launching so many schemes and thanked the Bijhar government to adopt the schemes introduced by the Centre.

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