Haryana to Set up 17 Women Colleges Soon


Chandigarh : The Haryana government will set up women colleges within 20 kilometers of villages, towns and urban areas in the state, to guarantee that ladies don’t need to go far for higher education, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.

Speaking during the Question Hour of the ongoing Budget Session, the chief minister said that as part of the initiative, 17 new colleges fro just women would be started from the coming academic session.

Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma also informed the House that government would be setting up an educational institute in the name of Captain Pawan Kumar, who died while fighting terrorists in Pampore last month. The demand was raised by MLA Prem Lata, who said villagers there wanted an educational institute in the memory of the martyr and that they had promised to provide land free of cost.

Irrigation Minister O P Dhankar said that as Capt Pawan Kumar was unmarried and that his family members do not want a job, an institute in his memory should be set up.

The government will also be setting up a university at Lakhnaur Sahib in Ambala district to be named after Guru Gobind Singh.