Chandigarh: There are immense possibilities of realizing the vision of ‘Self-Reliant India’ in Haryana and the mantra of ‘self-reliant India’ given by Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi will be fulfilled by the youth of the country and the education fraternity in universities, colleges, and research institutes.
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said this while delivering a talk organized by Kurukshetra University on “Post Corona: Self-Reliant India” on Saturday.
He said that corona has posed a great challenge to the entire humanity but we have to rely on self-confidence, innovative thinking, and new techniques to march ahead and to make India self-reliant. We have to change our lifestyle to adjust to the new version of life during corona.
Uncertainty is the beauty of life. The Government has adjusted to the new challenge and introduced online teaching for students in schools, colleges, and universities. NCERT has linked through online method 52 lakh students in schools, Shiksha Setu App has linked 2 lakh students and universities and colleges are delivering lectures through various online modes, added Chief Minister.
Further, Mr. Manohar Lal said that the Government has eased the pressure on students by relaxing the repayment of EMIs of loan and giving collateral for education loan on Government’s guarantee.
The Chief Minister emphasized that the Government has linked skill development with education so that students can become employable. Haryana has taken a lead in this by establishing Vishwakarma Skill University in Palwal. As many as 4149 youths have been given loans of Rs 868 crore for startups. Loans worth Rs 14141 crore have been given to the youth to establish a startup under PM mudra yojna.
Information technology has played an important role in these times as the Government has transferred about Rs four thousand rupees per month in the account of 14 lakh families. About five lakh families have been distributed foodgrain and ration. The Haryana Governments have facilitated 3.5 lakh laborers by sending them home through trains and special buses, added CM.
Countries like the USA requested India for hydroxychloroquine. India is manufacturing more than one lakh masks and PPE kits every day. Many companies like Maruti came forward to produce ventilators and other critical care equipment, said, Chief Minister.
Vice-Chancellor Kurukshetra University, Dr. Nita Khanna welcomed the Chief Minister and informed that Kurukshetra University has organized more than 40 programs on Corona awareness and to help the needy during the last two months. Registrar Prof. Bhagwan Singh Chaudhary proposed the vote of thanks.