Sikkim : Vice President – M Venkaiah Naidu Lays-Down Foundation Stone Of ‘Khangchendzonga University’ 

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The Vice-President – M Venkaiah Naidu who arrived in the northeastern state of Sikkim today on two-days official visit, laid the foundation stone of ‘Khangchendzonga University’ virtually from Samman Bhawan in Gangtok.

This university would be established on 17.5 acres of land in Temi Tarku, Namchi District, at a approximate cost of Rs 600 Crores. Established in 2018, the university has been operating on a temporary campus in Tadong’s Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College.

It was set-up with the goal of transforming Sikkim into the hub of a regional educational centre in Northeast India.

Addressing the gathering, Naidu congratulated the Sikkim citizens for laying the foundation stone for the first State University.

He lauded the State Government’s determination and commitment to construct a State University that would provide world-class education to residents of the state and beyond, thereby underlining the significance of establishing an academic structure that would meet future demands.

Naidu expressed hope that the University will set a new benchmark for quality education in the entire Eastern Himalayan region.

According to IPR report, he called for academicians and everyone associated with the University to strive for excellence and contribute to nation building.

                               Photo Credit : IPR/Facebook 


                                Photo Credit : IPR/Facebook

The Vice President commended the Sikkim Government for constituting the Sikkim Education Reforms Commission headed by the Chief Minister for sincere implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).

He praised the natural beauty of Sikkim and the humility of its people. Stating that peace is a prerequisite for progress, and asserted that Sikkim has set a “unique benchmark in terms of maintaining peace and tranquility”.

Its worthy to note that the Vice President of India – M. Venkaiah Naidu arrived in Gangtok today for his two-days official visit to the northeastern state.

He was received upon arrival at Army Helipad, Libing, by the Sikkim Governor – Ganga Prasad; Chief Minister of Sikkim – Prem Singh Tamang (Golay), Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly (SLA) – L.B. Das, Ministers of Sikkim Government, MP (Lok Sabha), Chief Secretary (CS), Director General of Police (DGP), Deputy Commissioner (DC) East, Superintendent of Police (SP) East, State Protocol Officers and representatives from the Indian Army.

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