The Prime minister of India, Narendra Modi on September 14 laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. The UP government has initiated to establish this university to honour Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh who was a freedom fighter, educator and social reformer.
The university will be built on a huge land of around 92 acre in the Lodha village and Musepur Kareem Jarouli village of Kol tehsil in Aligarh.
The Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University will be providing affiliation to 395 colleges in Aligarh. The university is expected to be a modern education centre and also be a hub for defence-related education, defence manufacturing technology and manpower development. PM Modi addressed the nation from Aligarh on September 14 saying that as it was the occasion of Radha Ashtami, it was an auspicious day for laying the foundation stone of a university named after the great freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh. PM Modi also said that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was a noted Jat figure who was a great visionary.
The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanathand deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma briefed the Prime MInister about the university. The governor of Uttar Pradesh Anandiben Patel was present at the foundation stone laying event.
Later, Modi also visited the Aligarh node exhibition models of Uttar Pradesh Defense Industrial Corridor.
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