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PM lays the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh

Press Information Bureau:  September 15, 2021

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. He also visited the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister Remembered the late Mr. Kalyan Singh ji. He said that Mr. Kalyan Singh Ji would have been very happy to see the emerging profile of Aligarh in the defence sector and the establishment of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh.

The Prime Minister underlined the fact that how many such great personalities gave their all to the freedom movement. But it was the country's misfortune that after independence, the next generations of the country were not made aware of the sacrifices of such national heroes and national heroines. Many generations of the country were deprived of knowing their stories, the Prime Minister lamented. The Prime Minister remarked that 21st century India is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century.

Paying rich tribute to Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji said, the life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji, teaches us the indomitable will and a willingness to go to any extent to fulfill our dreams. He added that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji wanted the independence of India and he devoted every moment of his life to this. As India is moving on the path of education and skill development at the time of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the establishment of the University in the name of this worthy son of Ma Bharati is the real ‘karyanjali’ to him, said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister stressed that the university will not become only a big centre of higher education but will also emerge as a centre of modern defence studies, defence manufacturing-related technology and manpower development. The new National Education Policy’s features of skills and education in the local language will benefit this university a great deal.

The Prime Minister said, not only the country, but the whole world is witnessing India manufacturing defence equipment from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships. He added, India is moving out of the image of a big defence importer of the world and moving towards making a new identity of an important defence exporter of the world. Uttar Pradesh is becoming a huge centre of this transformation and the Prime Minister took pride in this as he is MP from Uttar Pradesh. He informed that one and half dozen defence manufacturing companies will create thousands of jobs with hundreds of crores of rupees investment. New industries are coming up to support the manufacture of small arms, armaments, drones and aerospace-related products in the Aligarh Node of the Defence Corridor. This will give new identities to Aligarh and nearby areas. The Prime Minister pointed out that Aligarh, which was famous for protecting the houses and shops with its famous padlocks, will now also be famous for creating products that will protect the boundaries of the nation. This will create new opportunities for the youth and MSME, he said.

The Prime Minister stressed that, Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a very attractive place for every small and big investor of the country and the world. This happens, Mr. Modi said, when the necessary environment for investment is created, the necessary facilities are made available. Uttar Pradesh is becoming a great example of the double engine government's double benefit.

The Prime Minister expressed happiness to see the same UP which was seen as a stumbling block in the development of the country, is leading the big campaigns of the country.

The Prime Minister dwelled on the situation of Uttar Pradesh before 2017. He said the people of UP cannot forget the kind of scams that used to happen and how the governance was handed over to the corrupt. The Prime Minister said, Yogi ji's government is sincerely engaged in the development of UP. There was a time when the administration here was run by goons and mafia arbitrarily. But now the extortionists and those running the mafia raj are behind bars, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of the UP Government in ensuring the security of the most vulnerable sections during the pandemic and praised the way foodgrain was made available to the vulnerable and poor sections during the pandemic. The Prime Minister said it is the constant effort of the central government to give strength to the farmers with small landholdings. Many initiatives like increasing MSP by 1.5 times, expansion of Kisan Credit Card, improvement in the insurance scheme, provision of pension of Rs 3 thousand are empowering small farmers. The Prime Minister also informed that payment of more than 1 lakh 40 thousand crore rupees has been made to the sugarcane farmers of the state. He said that the sugarcane farmers of western UP will reap benefits from increasing ethanol content in petrol.

I am feeling very much the absence of the great son of this earth, Late Kalyan Singh Ji.

If Kalyan Singh ji was with us, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh would have been very happy to see the new identity of Aligarh being created in the State University and Defense Sector: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

How many such great personalities expended their everything in our freedom movement.

But it is the country's misfortune that after independence, the next generations of the country were not introduced to the austerity of such national heroes and national heroines: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

Many generations of the country were deprived of knowing their stories.

21st century India is correcting those mistakes of 20th century: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

From the life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji, we get to learn the indomitable will, the vitality that goes through anything to fulfill our dreams.

He wanted India's independence and dedicated every moment of his life to it: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

Currently, not only the country, but the world is also seeing that from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships are being manufactured in India itself.

India is moving out of the image of a big defense importer of the world and moving towards making a new identity of an important defense exporter of the world: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

Uttar Pradesh is becoming a very attractive place for every small and big investor of the country and the world.

This happens when the necessary environment for investment is created, the necessary facilities are available.

Uttar Pradesh is becoming a great example of double engine government's double profit: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

I am very happy to see that the same UP which was seen as a stumbling block in the development of the country, is leading the country's big campaigns: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

The people of UP cannot forget what kind of scams used to happen here, how the governance was handed over to the corrupt.

Yogi ji's government is sincerely engaged in the development of UP: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

There was a time when the administration here was run by goons and mafia arbitrarily.

But now the extortionists, mafia raj run are behind bars: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

It is the continuous effort of the central government to give strength to the small holdings.

One and a half times MSP, expansion of Kisan Credit Card, improvement in insurance scheme, provision of pension of Rs 3 thousand, many such decisions are empowering small farmers: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 14, 2021

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