Aligarh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday (September 14), laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh.
Prime Minister also visited the exhibition models of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.
UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present.
"I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving both lives and livelihood of the people in the country during the COVID pandemic," Adityanath said.
The State Government is establishing the University in memory and honour of the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.
The University is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh's Kol tehsil. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the Aligarh Division, informed the official communique.
The Prime Minister announced the establishment of a Defense Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh while inaugurating the Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit in Lucknow on February 21, 2018.
A total of 6 nodes - Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Chitrakoot, Jhansi and Lucknow - have been planned in the Defense Industrial Corridor. The land allocation process has been completed in the Aligarh node, and land has been allotted to 19 firms, who will invest Rs 1245 crore in the node.
The Defense Industrial Corridor of Uttar Pradesh will help make the country self-reliant in defence production and promote 'Make in India'.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present on the occasion.
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