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Himachal Pradesh is a rising 'education hub' of the country
The Himachal Pradesh government is spending Rs. 3165 crore on education this year - an amount..

THE STATE is moving in the direction of becoming an 'Education hub' of the country. The efforts of the state government in this direction have been lauded at the national level. Himachal Pradesh ranks number one in the education sector in the surveys conducted by various prestigious agencies.

This was revealed by Virender Kanwar, Chief Parliamentary Secretary on Friday while presiding over the “Sawar Sawand utsav” function of Degree College Dharmshala - a function organized by the SCA, reported The Tribune.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Kanwar who is also holding the charge of Education department said that the state government is stressing on quality education and a number of steps have already been taken towards that direction and to ensure qualitative education to the students in the state. The state Government was paying attention to strengthen education sector. He said that the basic infrastructural facilities were being upgraded so as to make Himachal Pradesh Education Hub of the country, reported The Tribune.

He said that as against national average of 1:40, the teacher-student ratio was 1:18 in the state, which amply speaks of the impetus the state government is providing to education sector. He said that the living standard of people had improved considerably and per capita income had gone up from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 58,493 in the state.

The education sector in the state has witnessed silent revolution. The Technical University set up at Hamirpur has started functioning from this academic session. Likewise classes will begin in Atal Bihari Vajpayee Engineering and Technology Institute set up in Pragatinagar in district Shimla. Classes began in the year 2009 in the IIT at Kamand, district Mandi. National Institute of Fashion Technology set up in Chheb of Kangra District has also started functioning. It is one-of-its-kind institute in North India, he added, reported The Tribune.

Earlier, Akshay Pandit President of SCA welcomed the Chief Guest. Sanjay Chaudhry MLA, Kumud Singh SDM was also present on the occasion.

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