On his visit to Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded chief minister, Nitish Kumar, for his commitment and hard work towards the progress of the state. He praised him while addressing the students at the Centenary Celebrations of Patna University.
“The commitment of Shri Nitish Kumar towards the progress of Bihar is commendable. We in the Centre attach topmost importance to the development of eastern India,” PM Modi said. He said that he was honoured to visit the Patna Univesity. “I bow to this land of Bihar. This university has nurtured students who have contributed greatly to the nation,” he added. The PM added that a fund of Rs 10,000 Crore will be allocated to 10 private and 10 public institutions. “10 private & 10 public universities will be given a fund of Rs 10,000 Crore over 5 yrs to make them world-class,” he said.
Talking about Bihar, PM Modi said that the state is blessed with both ‘Gyaan’ and ‘Ganga.’ “This land has a legacy that is unique. In every state, the top levels of the civil services have people who have studied in Patna University. In Delhi, I interact with so many officials, many of whom belong to Bihar,” he said. At the event, Prime Minister shared the stage with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the first time after the JD(U) returned to the NDA fold.
“Living in an era of globalisation, we need to understand the changing trends across the world and the increased spirit of competitiveness. In that context India has to make its place in the world,” he added.
“It is a day of great honour that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is present for Patna University’s centenary celebrations,” Kumar said addressing the gathering. Earlier, PM Modi was welcomed by Bihar Governor, Satya Pal Malik and the chief minister among others at the Patna airport.