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Punjab CM releases Rs.48.91 Crore for construction of hostels at Panjab University, Chandigarh

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | August 25, 2023 05:36 PM

CHANDIGARH: In view of the futuristic needs of the students, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Friday released Rs 48.91 crore for the construction of boys' and girls' hostels in Panjab University, Chandigarh. These hostels will provide top-notch accommodation facilities to the students on the campus.

Divulging the further information in this regard, the Chief Minister said Rs 25.91 crore has been released for boys' hostels and Rs 23 crore for girls' hostels. He said that the construction of these hostels will ease the woes of many students who struggle to find paying guests or other places for their stay amid lack of accommodations in the hostels. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that keeping in view the needs of the students, these hostels will be constructed on modern lines. He said that the students would be able to concentrate more on their studies after the construction of these hostels in the campus.

The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government would leave no stone unturned to protect the interests of the students of the university. He said that students have a special emotional connection with their hostel rooms and after the construction of these hostels, these will be like a second home to students during their academic years. These hostels will not only be four-walled rooms but will also provide a conducive educational environment to students.

The Chief Minister said that he had personally visited the Panjab University campus on July 25 to enquire about the problems being faced by the university's management and during that time students made request of building new hostels for boys and girls. Bhagwant Singh Mann said that considering the need of more accommodation, he immediately approved the construction of the hostels and assured to start the construction work at the earliest, for which the amount has now been released.

Describing Panjab University as a part of the state's glorious heritage, the Chief Minister said the prestigious institution had produced eminent personalities who had left an indelible mark in various fields. Reiterating the firm commitment for the inclusive development of the university, the Chief Minister said that 175 colleges in the state are affiliated with the university and the government is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of the state and its people.

The Chief Minister asserted that the Punjab government is giving special attention to uplift the standard of education in schools, colleges and university level across the state so that youth of the state will not be deprived of getting top-class education to nurture their future.

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