- Goodies announced
RONO HILLS, Nov 08: The state Govt is keen for greater role to partner with the Rajiv Gandhi University to shape the destiny of the state for progress and prosperity, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said in his inaugural address to varsity’s ‘XIX Uni-Fest 2018’ here on Wednesday.
The GoAP has already conducted various conclaves to get inputs from citizens and youths to know their expectations and involve them in policy and decision making, he said and encouraged the youth to come up with their important suggestions on state welfare by reaching him through social media.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by RGU students union, he assured to support for construction of a stadium, rostrum and alternative approach road to the RGU. On student activity centre, he sought suggestions on how to go ahead with it as Rs 3 crore has been earmarked for the in budget.
On NLCPR funded indoor auditorium, he assured to offer around Rs 4-5 crore for rest works and announced Rs 2 crore to address power shortage in the campus. He assured to take up with MoHRD ministry for more hotels to accommodate ever growing number of hostellers and promised three new buses or days scholars. On pending issue of pension liability of RGU faculty and non faculty staffs amounting to Rs 12.44 crore, he assured to offer Rs 8.84 crore while rest Rs 3.6 crore to be borne by the RGU.
As RGU’s 62 acres of land, of total 302 acres, have been encroached, the CM urged land encroachers to vacate the land voluntarily or else the GoAP will be compelled to forcefully demolish illegal structures or evict the encroachers. The RGU needs expansion in future with introduction of new departments.
Besides VC Prof. Saket Kushwaha, state BJP vice president Kipa Babu also spoke as guest of honour. (PRO)