State Government would give admission to single girl child in educational institutions on priority in order to empower women. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal disclosed this today while addressing a public meeting at Neri in Hamirpur district after laying foundation stone of the Institute and the Girls Hostel of Bio Technology and Environment Science to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore of Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University.

Chief Minister said that State government was making efforts to provide education of national and international standards to the students of the State and added that reservation to students of the State would be provided in these educational institutions. He said that educational institutes of repute were being opened to make the State an ‘Education Hub’.

Prem Kumar Dhumal said that a batch of 107 students had been admitted in the Bio Technology and Environment Science Institute at Neri which included students of other States also. He said that NIFT at Chheb was imparting vocational education of national standard to the students of the State. He said that courses in two disciplines have been started at Neri and three more courses would be started benefitting the students of the institute. He remembered the contribution of late Ram Singh Thakur who dedicated his life for the service of the nation and contributed immensely in the setting up of Thakur Jagdev Chand Research Institute at Neri in order to boost research activities in the area.

Chief Minister said that Hydro Power Engineering College was being set up in the State shortly to train youth and added that State Government was making efforts to generate avenues of self employment by imparting vocational training. Many quality vocational training centres were being opened to achieve this objective, he added.

Narinder Bragta, Technical Education Minister said that modern and employment oriented education was being imparted to students in the State. He said that scientific farming was being encouraged in the State and appealed the scientists to disseminate knowledge about latest agriculture researches to the farmers so that they could be benefitted.

Urmil Thakur, local MLA welcomed the Chief Minister. She detailed out the development activities being undertaken in the assembly segment. Dr. K.R. Dhiman, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Forestry and Horticulture detailed out the activities of research and education of the university.

Ishwar Dass Dhiman, Education Minister, Pyare Lal, Chairman, APMC, Sarla Sharma, Chairperson, Zila Parishad, Deep Kumar, Chairman, Nagar Parishad, Hamirpur, Desh Raj Sharma, President, District Hamirpur BJP, Dr. Shashi Dhiman, Vice Chancellor, H.P. Technical University, Dr. R.L. Sharma, Director, NIT, Rajender Singh, Deputy Commissioner and other senior officers were present on the occasion among others.

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