Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually inaugurated a new government college in Kumhari, Durg district, from his residence office today.
In his address to the virtual inaugural programme, Chief Minister said that we feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve Chhattisgarh Mahtari. With the opening of this new college, the youth of nearby areas including Kumhari will no longer have to go all the way to Durg-Bhilai, Ahirwara and Raipur for higher education.
Minister-in-Charge of Durg district and Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar announced that this newly established college will be named after late Bindeshwari Baghel. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel thanked local public representatives, educationists, dignitaries and the college management for naming the college after Late Bindeshwari Baghel. He said that it is an emotional moment for him.
Chief Minister congratulated the youth of Kumhari region on the occasion and expressed hope that the professors and lecturers of the new college will maintain the high standards of education, and the students of this college will glorify the name of the area.
Minister in-charge of Durg district and Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar said that under the leadership of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh is progressing rapidly towards holistic development. He said that on chief minister Bhupesh Baghel's initiative, 172 Swami Atmanand English Medium Schools have been opened in the state, to provide free education in English medium to the children of poor families.
Colleges are also being opened in the state as per the requirement. He said that the Chhattisgarh government is financially empowering the farmers, villagers, Tendu leaf collectors and landless agricultural laborers through various schemes. He said that Chief Minister believes that it is necessary to empower all the sections of the society socially, economically and educationally, to achieve the vision of 'Nava Chhattisgarh'.
Higher education minister Umesh Patel also addressed the programme virtually and informed about the status quo of higher education in the state. He also spoke about the steps being taken by Chhattisgarh Government for the development of higher education in the state.