Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu said the State Government is keen for greater role and participation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in shaping the destination of the state towards path to progress and prosperity.
Khandu said while inaugurating the ‘XIX Uni-Fest 2018’ of the University that was kicked-off on Wednesday.
Khandu also said the government is ready to partner with the University in any field they can offer to help.
The Chief Minister informed the gathering that his government has already conducted various conclaves to get inputs of youths and citizens to know their expectations and to have their say on policy making and decisions.
He further encouraged the youths to come up with their important suggestions on matter related to state welfare by reaching him through social media.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by the RGU students’ union, the Chief Minister assured to support for construction of a stadium, rostrum and alternative approach road for the University.
On demand for students’ activity centre, he sought suggestions on how to go ahead with it.
He informed that the State Budget has already earmarked Rs three crore for the project.
On NLCPR funded indoor auditorium, Khandu assured to fund for the remaining finishing work whose cost is likely to come around Rs four-five crore.
He also announced Rs two crore for works to address the power shortages issues in the campus.
To accommodate ever growing number of boarders in RGU, the Chief Minister assured to take up the matter with HRD Ministry. For day scholar’s conveyance, he promised three new buses for the University.
On pending issue of employees’ pension liability of RGU faculty and non-faculty staffs amounting to Rs 12.44 crore, the Chief Minister assured to cover an amount of Rs 8.84 crore with the rest amount of Rs 3.6 crore to be borne by the University.