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Lucknow, Sep 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the state university named after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a prominent freedom fighter and Jat icon, in Aligarh on September 14.

The move is aimed at winning over the Jat population which accounts for around 17 per cent of the electorate in 12 districts of western UP region.

Incidentally, Raja Mahendra Pratap was also an MP, winning the Second Lok Sabha elections in 1957, when he relegated future Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to the fourth place.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be visiting Aligarh on Wednesday to take stock of the preparations for the Prime Minister’s visit.

According to Principal Secretary, PWD, Nitin Ramesh Gokarn, the construction of the university will take at least 24 months from the date when its foundation would be laid.

The university is, therefore, expected to be ready by September 2023.

It will come up in Lodha and Musaipur village of Kol tehsil in Aligarh district over an area of more than 115 acres.

The state government has already allocated an initial budget of over Rs 101 crore for the purpose.

At present, the Aligarh division has only one state university — the Dr B.R. Ambedkar University in Agra.

The Yogi Adityanath government had decided to establish a state university in the name of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh in Aligarh in 2019 after some right-wing outfits demanded rechristening the name of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the name of Singh, who is believed to have donated land for the iconic central university which was initially founded as Muhammadan Anglo Oriental (MAO) College by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1877. The college was formally transformed into a university in 1920.

According to officials of the PWD, the nodal department for the project, the state government plans to construct a sprawling academic block, an administrative building, a facility centre, health centre, hostels for boys and girls and residential buildings for the academic staff.

Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh (1886-1979), born in a socio-economically influential Jat family of Mursan in Hathras district on December 1, 1886, was a freedom fighter and social reformer.

He studied in Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College till 1905. He later set up an indigenous technical institute Prem Mahavidyalaya in Vrindavan in 1909, an initiative that played a crucial role in getting him nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1932.

Raja Mahendra, who announced India’s first provisional government from Afghanistan in 1915, spent over three decades out of the country as the British wanted to arrest him. He only returned to India in 1946.

He was elected to the second Lok Sabha from Mathura as an Independent candidate, garnering over 40 per cent of the votes and defeating his Congress rival, Chaudhary Digambhar Singh, by nearly 25,000 votes. On fourth position was Bharatiya Jan Sangh candidate Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who secured around 23,000 votes, or 10 per cent.

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Call me “Dada”, not “Sir”, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb to employees

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Agartala: In what appears to be a step to boost the morale of the government employees, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Sunday asked the government employees to call him “Dada” instead of “Sir”. “Call me Dada, not sir. It enhances the warmth of the relationship”, Deb told a gathering of government employees.

Deb exhorted the government employees of the state especially ASHA and Anganwadi workers of the state asking them not to dishearten as the state government was eager to improve their pay structure.

“I salute the ASHA and Anganwadi workers of my state. The level of dedication that my sisters have shown during the pandemic period deserved applause. I know, they want to hear good news from me and I am assuring you all that this government will not disappoint anyone”, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb told a gathering of government employees at Badharghat sports school field organized by Vivekananda Vicha Manch (VVM).

VVM has emerged as a big platform of government employees, of late, and Sunday’s public rally was its first big gathering to thank the Chief Minister for the series of steps his government took for the welfare of the employees.

“I know what challenges you people are facing. Nothing is hidden in front of me. I am assuring you all everything will be taken care of in the due course of time”, he added.  Lauding the efforts of government employees Deb said, without them no government office can function.

“Due to the efforts of government employees, people can access the benefits of the state sponsored welfare schemes. But, for a prolonged period the employees did not get their right to do something freely. They were trapped in the clutches of unions. In the previous regime, Left sponsored unions used to enjoy supreme power which had reduced the whole work culture of the state to tatters. In 2018, you people showed courage and voted BJP to power”, said Deb.

“Despite fund constraints, the state government is positively working on the issues of DA and other factors pertaining to the interest of the government employees. Our government has already addressed a number of issues related to financial benefits. The ad-hoc promotion, increment for Group D, Group C employees, regularization of SSA teachers, seventh pay scale, UGC scale for professors, special benefit for LTC are to name a few. All these indicate what we want to do and we shall do what we promise”, the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also asked the officials not to call him “sir” suggesting them to refer to him as “Dada” as it makes the relationship stronger and cherished. The Chief Minister also distributed clothes among children of Badharghat sports school during the programme. State BJP President Manik Saha, Minister Ram Prasad Paul, Minister Sushanta Chowdhury, MLA Mimi Majumder, state BJP Vice President and president of Vivekananda Vichar Manch Rajib Bhattacharjee also spoke on the occasion.

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