Chandigarh, Aug 7-Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda today suggested O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonepat, to start Mobile Court Vans for its law students to visit different areas and solve problems concerning real life situations on the spot.
Mr. Hooda was inaugurating the Global Library in the University premises in Sonepat . Today was also the Founder’s Day of the University and the birth anniversary of former Minister Mr. O.P. Jindal.Mr. Hooda said that true to the vision of Mr. O.P. Jindal, the University is promoting Global courses, curriculum, reserch and collaborations. The university is not only attracting students from other states, but also from other countries. It is heartening to see the remarkable enhancement in the University infrastructure, students strength and faculty, since his last visit in 2010. After establishing the Jindal Global Law School in 2009, the University has gone ahead and has established three other schools including Jindal Global Business School, School of International Affairs and Jindal School of Government and Policy. He assured full support of the Haryana Government to make this University grow to even greater heights.
Mr. Hooda said that his government is committed to provide quality education to its students and is bringing about comprehensive reforms in school, college and technical education. Budget for higher education has been increased by manifold to Rs. 892 crore for the current financial year. Besides setting up a Central university, a National Defence University, and four new Medical Colleges are also being opened in state. Rajiv Gandhi Education City has been set up at Kundli in Sonepat district where educational institutes of international standard are being established. Today, the State has 21 universities and about 1286 institutions of higher education.
Sharing his views about the enactment of laws, Mr. Hooda said that mere enactment does not help. A glass half full of water, is half full and half empty also. It is the common sense of the pleader, which can prove the point. He said that he was also an advocate, but he found that politics and practice cannot go together. Therefore, he decided to give up the practice. Mr. Hooda said that Mr. O.P. Jindal believed in the relentless pursuit of excellence to bring social benefits to the disadvantaged sections of the society. The University is pursuing this ideal and promoting public service. Mr. Hooda wished the University all success.
Mr. Naveen Jindal expressed gratitude towards Mr. Hooda and the Haryana Government for the support in establishing the University. To strengthen the legal system, Law School was started by the University in 2009. He appreciated the dynamic leadership of Mr. Hooda in developing the state and trying to make Haryana a hub of education Mr. Jindal promised to provide world class education in O.P. Jindal University and make Haryana and country proud.
Prof. Y.S.R. Murti, Prof. Sunanda Sangwan and Prof. Swagato Sarkar also spoke on this occasion.
Those present on this occation included Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr C. Rajkumar, M.P. of the area Mr. Jitender Malik, Chief Parlimentary Secretrary Mr. Jaiveer Singh, Members of faculty and a large number of students.
Outstanding students of different schools were also awarded certificates on the basis of their performance during last two years.