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‘Sonipat will compete with Gurgaon’

While giving further boost to develop Haryana as an international education hub, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has announced that the Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] Delhi would set up its extension campus in Haryana and the state government would provide 50 acres of land for it at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, [RGEC], Sonipat.

Hooda, who  was addressing a massive public meeting after laying foundation stones of 10 prestigious educational institutions in the campus of RGEC, Sonipat also reiterated that Haryana would be developed as an education hub of international standard.

MP Deepender Singh Hooda, who is also the lone parliamentarian in the IIT Advisory Council, submitted the letter from IIT Delhi, Director Prof RK Shevgaonkar to the Chief Minister at the rally. In the letter, Prof Shevgaonkar said the extension campus of IIT Delhi in Haryana would not only facilitate the much needed expansion of activities of IIT, Delhi but would also provide an additional impetus to the economic and technical growth of Haryana. The Chief Minister said the ten foundation stones would prove to be the foundation stones for the better future of the next generation. It would also change the entire scenario of the state, he added.

While paying rich tributes to the former Prime Minister, the late Rajiv Gandhi, the Chief Minister said that the state government is working to realise the dream of Gandhi, who had anchored the computer revolution in the country. He recalled that when Gandhi advocated for computers, the Opposition had tried to mislead the people by saying these computers would spread unemployment across the country. Now, the result of Gandhi's vision is visible for everybody to see for himself and the country has emerged as a global leader and has been providing employment opportunities to the new generation, he added.
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