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PM to attend centenary celebrations of Patna University, address gathering

PM to attend centenary celebrations of Patna University, address gathering

PM Modi was sharing a public platform with the Bihar CM for the first time after the coming together of JD-U and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over two months ago.

Further, while delivering the speech at Patna University, PM Modi said the measures like grant of central status were "a thing of the past" and his government has taken "a step forward" towards making 10 private universities and 10 government ones world class. An aerial survey of the flood-hit districts of Bihar was done by Modi along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in August.

The Prime Minister stressed that the Central government gives utmost importance to the development of eastern India. Nitish had started raising the issue soon after becoming Bihar Chief Minister in November 2005, and in April 2006, he persuaded the assembly to adopt a resolution asking the then UPA-I government to accord special status to Bihar. Arguing that the resource-starved Bihar would take 25 more years to catch up with India's developed states without an economic distinction, Nitish and JD (U) had led a long, clamorous campaign. for it.

The centenary celebrations of the Patna University (PU) were attended by Modi along with Kumar.

The four highway projects for which the foundation stone will be laid, include the four-laning of Aunta-Simariya section of NH-31 and the construction of six-lane Ganga Setu at a cost of Rs 1,161 crore.

Speaking to a large gathering, Nitish Kumar urged the PM to give Patna University the stature of a central university. "This university has nurtured students who have contributed greatly to the nation", he said. Pointing out the Modi government's initiative for the building of the roadways, Modi said that the previous leaders were skeptical of developing roadways, the NDA government is in the process of doubling the pace of road building as part of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna.

At Mokama, Modi will lay the foundation stone for four Rs 3,031 crore national highways projects and as many sewage treatment plants (STPs) and related works worth Rs 738.04 crore on Saturday, an official statement said. But his government is not like the rest of them, "we always launch a scheme and make sure that we prepare a roadmap to fulfil it too", he said.

"I meet several people from rural India". I consider it my honour to visit Patna University and be among the students.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a corpus of Rs 10,000-crore to be given to top 20 Indian universities for their development, in order to ensure that the top ranking institutions are counted among the best in the world. "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.


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