GS Bali, Minister for Technical Education announced to start civil engineering and electrical engineering at the Kangra polytechnic. New courses will be started from next session. Minister also announced to set up ITI in the changer belt of Kangra Assembly segment.

GS Bali announced it, while inaugurating the 19th Himachal Pradesh Inter-Polytechnic Athletic and Cultural Meet. The event was hosted at the local polytechnic and 404 students, including 140 girls from 10 polytechnics of the state, participated.

Speaking on the occasion, Bali said producing quality engineers was the priority of the government and polytechnic in the state, particularly in the private sector. He said five more polytechnics would be opened at different places, including Kullu, Sirmaur, Bilaspur and Lahul and Spiti. He added that Rs 18 crore would be spent to uplift different polytechnics in the state, and Rs 9 crore would be made available to nine polytechnics for the construction of girls’ hostels at the rate of Rs 1 crore each.

Minister for Technical Education also announced Rs 6 crore for the construction of a multi-storey academic block in the polytechnic at Kangra and Rs 42 lakh for water harvesting and road improvement of Kangra Polytechnic.

Minister asked faculty members to give their best and urged them to help to prepare skilled manpower for the coming time.

Local MLA Pawan Kajal, RK Sharma Principal of polytechnic, Suman Verma, Kangra District Congress chief, Ajay Verma, HPCC member, Manoj Mehta, DCC Secretary, Vijay Chandan, Director, Technical Education and Ajit Bhardwaj, Kangra SDM were also present at the occasion.