State Government will extend all help to institutions taking initiative to spread education
Chief Minister lays foundation stone of the BGS, Vigyatam campus, greater Noida being established by the Shri Aadichunchanagiri Education Trust
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that index of prosperity should not be the GDP but comprehensive development of the citizens, which should include mental and physical development as well. He also said that the state government was ready to extend all help, cooperation to institutions who take the initiative of spreading education in the state.
The Chief Minister was today speaking at his official residence after laying the foundation stone of BGS, Vigyatam campus, greater Noida being established by the Shri Aadichunchanagiri Education Trust.
In the first phase of the BGS world school is being constructed in the 15- acre campus. The project which will be completed in ten years, will include an engineering college, management college and dental and nursing college in the second and the third phases.
At the function, the Chief Minister deliberated on the objectives of education and said that appropriate education is one which enables inner development as well as skill development. Such an education, he pointed out, imparted the lessons of tolerance, humility, dedication, social harmony and many other myriad virtues in a student.
Expressing hope that the BGS-Vigaytam campus, greater Noida will meet its aims and objectives, Mr. Yadav lauded the efforts of Shri Nirmalanandnath Mahaswami who despite being a highly educated engineer was, through his Mutt, spreading education in far-flung areas of Karnataka and pointed out that socialists knew very well the significance
and importance of education.
On the occasion, Jagad Guru Shri Nirmalanandnath Mahaswamy also felicitated the Chief Minister. It may be pointed out here that the Shri Aadichunchangiri Mahasansthan, located some 150-km off Bengaluru is one of the most ancient Mutts in the country. The 1500- year-old Mutt which practices the Guru-Shishya system, established the Shri Aadichunchangiri Educational Trust in 1973, for educating poor and needy students.
At the moment, the Trust runs 565 education institutions in which more than a lakh boy and girl students are studying. The Trust already has institutions in Varanasi, Chitrakoot and Naimisharanya and the greater Noida campus would be its fourth educational institute in Uttar Pradesh. The Jagadguru, in his address, informed the gathering of the working of the Mutt and said that in future the Trust will consider opening institutes in some other parts of the state.
Gujarat’s Swamy Parmatmanand Saraswati in his address lauded the efforts of the state government in improving the education standards and hoped that the same would keep up its work for all-round, comprehensive development. Also present at the event were Political Pension Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Science and Technology Minister Mr. Manoj Pandey, Food and Drug Administration Minister Mr. Iqbal Mehboob, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, other officers and office-bearers of the Trust.