Union Home Secretary Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday inaugurated a new campus at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu. The Home Secretary arrived in Jammu on the second day of his visit to Union territory to inaugurate the new IIT-Jammu campus and lay the groundwork for several development projects. He will also meet with MPs, MPs and senior BJP leaders later today, it was reported. Amit Shah is represented by Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Lieutenant Governor JK Manoj Sinha accompanied.
On Twitter, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Amit Shah had dedicated phases 1A and 1B of IIT's permanent campus to Jammu and Saptarshi, a multidisciplinary research center. The trade union minister also laid the foundation stone for the construction of final phase 1C of the permanent campus. "Phase 1A & 1B of IIT Jammu has been developed at a total cost of Rs 210 crore. Phase 1C is estimated to be developed at a total cost of over Rs 700.19 crore," Pradhan tweeted.
He further called the developments at IIT Jammu a "step forward in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a prosperous Jammu and Kashmir." The new IIT-Jammu campus has all the facilities such as a hostel, high school, indoor games and higher education for students, officials said. The Minister of Education evaluated Saturday the preparations for the opening of the institute and the scientific activities.
After the inauguration of the new IIT Jammu campus, Amit Shah traveled to the Bhagwati Nagar area to speak at a public meeting.Heavy rains fell in Jammu on Saturday, eclipsing the planned public meeting of the Union Home Minister. However, when the weather improved, the local BJP unit and board worked overnight to ensure the rally was successful.Police forces and paramilitary troops were present in and around the site.
Following the recent massacres of civilians in the Kashmir Valley, the Minister of the Interior is also expected to meet a delegation of Kashmiri experts in Jammu. This is Amit Shah's first visit to Union territory since the repeal of Article 370 in August 2019, removing Jammu and Kashmir from their special status.
On Saturday, Amit Shah held a key security meeting with senior civil administration officials, including Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, and senior security officials from the military, CRPF, police and government officials. Other agencies. It also opened a direct international air link between Srinagar and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.
Sources:- India today
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