Modi in Bihar to attend Patna University centenary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared the stage with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today for the first time since the Janata Dal (United) or JD-U broke away from the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) to join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA again in July this year. But the key highlight of the visit is the meeting between him and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. "We will take Bihar to new heights of development with the Centre's cooperation", the CM said. The remaining villages will be covered within time frame."He also said over 3 crore poor families in the country have been provided LPG connection during the last three years and two crore more will get a connection in the next two years.Stressing the need of sanitation (toilet) in the country, he said 2.5 lakh villages have been made open-defecation free.Governor Satya Pal Malik, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan, R K Singh, Giriraj Singh, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi among others were also present".

PM Modi said when the country celebrates the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022, he wants to see Bihar standing among the list of prosperous states.

Moreover, PM Modi stressed on the need for universities to give more emphasis on "learning and innovation" and give up old teaching methods which focused on "cramming students' minds with information".

Four sewerage projects under the Namami Gange Programme and four national highway projects in Mokama area of Patna district.

Speaking to a large gathering, Nitish Kumar urged the PM to give Patna University the stature of a central university.


"Considering the existing treatment capacity of the city and existing waste generation and (estimated) waste generation till 2035, a total of 11 projects under World Bank funding are sanctioned for six zones which will create a total of 350 MLD of STP capacity and will lay down 1140.26 km of sewerage network at a cost of Rs 3582.41crore", the statement said. "We will provide an assistance of Rs. 10,000 crore to 10 private universities and an equal number of government ones for a period of five years".

After attending the centenary celebrations of the Patna University, Modi will lay the foundation stones for several projects here. "All these universities have to do is to demonstrate their potential to become world class", he said.

The Prime Minister said that for two years he heard arguments for and against granting more autonomy to Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and then a big decision was taken.

"Patna University should not stay behind (in the challenge)", he said.

The Prime Minister also attacked the previous UPA government saying that they always dragged India behind rather than working for its development. 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 consider it my honour to visit Patna University and be among the students. "This university has nurtured students who have contributed greatly to the nation".

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