Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana has announced the establishment of a Science City on 50 acres in the Faridabad-Gurgaon districts. This initiative aims to enhance education in science and technology in the state, with efforts currently underway to identify a suitable site for the project.
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India International Science Festival
Chief Minister Khattar made this announcement during the closing ceremony of the 9th India International Science Festival, which took place at THSTI Biotech Institute in Faridabad. The festival, themed ‘Science and Technology Public Outreach in Amrit Kaal’, is the largest science festival in the country.
Promotion of Science Education
Highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dedication to science, Khattar emphasized the significance of the mantra ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan, and Jai Anusandhan’ in propelling India towards progress.
To promote science education among young students, the establishment of science clubs is in progress in 10 government senior secondary schools in each district. These science clubs will play a critical role in fostering scientific thinking and awareness among the students.
Furthermore, the Department of Science and Technology provides scholarships to students studying science subjects from class XI to (PhD) level. The scholarships range from Rs 1,500 per month for 11th and 12th classes, Rs 4,000 per month for BSc students, Rs 6,000 per month for MSc students, and Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 per month for PhD students.
Establishment of Universities
In line with the emphasis on science and technology education and research, six separate government universities have been established in the state. Additionally, various other universities in the state also offer education in the field of science. Notably, the Vishwakarma Skill University was established in the village of Dudhola in Palwal district.
The efforts and initiatives announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar reflect a strong commitment towards enhancing science and technology education in Haryana. These programs and institutions are poised to play a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of scientific talent in the state.
For more information on the initiatives and programs mentioned, visit the official website of the Government of Haryana.