The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, June 2
Positive steps have been taken towards restoration of Haryana’s share in Panjab University, Chandigarh and affiliation of Haryana state colleges to Panjab University. Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, Sh. Banwarilal Purohit chaired a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and Punjab Chief Minister, Sh. Bhagwant Mann, here today, in a cordial atmosphere; regarding various issues related to Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Banwari Lal Purohit said that today a lot of development is taking place in the field of education. He said that the governments should work to make education accessible to rural areas as well. He exhorted both the Chief Ministers that the matters related to Panjab University should be taken forward with mutual consent. “The issue of affiliation of Haryana colleges to Panjab University is not a big issue; it is possible to do so. This collaboration of Haryana and Punjab will certainly be a good start,” he added.
Haryana colleges should be affiliated with Panjab University: Manohar Lal
In the meeting, Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that under the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, the share of Haryana was given to Panjab University and the colleges and regional centres of Haryana were affiliated to Panjab University. However, it was abolished by issuing a notification in 1973.
“In today’s era, the colleges of the states are also being affiliated with international universities. The aim of the National Education Policy is that all educational institutions should cooperate in the progress of the country and the mutual relations of all the states should be further strengthened. Therefore, affiliation of colleges of Haryana should be done with Panjab University, Chandigarh,” said the Chief Minister.
Haryana government will take forward Panjab University along with Centre
Manohar Lal said that Panjab University, Chandigarh is a Central University, in which Haryana’s colleges should also have affiliation. “The Haryana government, along with the Centre, will take Panjab University forward, so that the university becomes prosperous and its needs are fulfilled,” he asserted.
Haryana happy to jointly work with Punjab colleges, CM
The Chief Minister suggested to the Punjab government that if the colleges of Punjab also want to work in association with Haryana for the future of the youth, then they are welcomed.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister, Sh. Bhagwant Mann, sought some time to finalize these subjects following which a meeting has been scheduled on June 5.