Bathinda: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually inaugurated the ultramodern New University Campus of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) situated at Village Ghudda, Dist. Bathinda, in the illustrious presence of Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Member of Parliament, Bathinda Lok Sabha Parliamentary Constituency on Monday.
A total of 10 Buildings and University Insignia Monument (dedicated to ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan and Jai Anusandhan’) at CUPB New Campus, built at the cost of Rs 203.78 Crore was inaugurated. These construction works comes under ‘Phase-1A’ of the development plan of CUPB New Campus, the foundation stone of which was laid on 7th September 2015.
The names of buildings to be inaugurated are Aryabhatta Academic Block, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Guest House, Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Boys’ Hostel, Mata Gujari PG Girls Hostel, Annapurna Bhojnalya Bhawan, Rai Bahadur Sir Ganga Ram Water Treatment & Supply Centre, Sir M. Visvesvaraya Sewerage Treatment Plant, Radhakrishnan Residential Complex, APJ Abdul Kamal Residential Complex, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Residential Complex.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Education Minister said that the present situation in the world teaches us that a “Self-reliant India” (Atma Nirbhar Bharat) is the only path to move ahead and ‘National Education Policy’ (NEP-2020) will guide us to achieve our mission of making India a ‘Global Knowledge and Innovation Centre’ of the world. Shri Pokhriyal appreciated that the Central University of Punjab is doing remarkable work in the field of education & research. He praised CUPB for implementing the best administrative and teaching practices; the University Grants Commission is considering implementing them in other universities. It is a matter of pride for Punjab that the teachers at CUPB got trained from the best universities in countries like America, Canada, Germany, England, Israel, Japan and Australia. Not only this, but the University also has students from 28 states of the country, faculty from 19 states and staff from 12 states, he further added.
He congratulated Punjab and all citizens of India on the inauguration of CUPB New Campus. The Minister also praised the CUPB family for creating an environmentally friendly and green campus by planting more than 40,000 trees (mostly indigenous) inside the campus. He expressed his firm belief that in this state of art new campus, CUPB faculty and students will set high water-marks in infrastructural growth, in academic and co-academic excellence.