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Narendra Modi praises Nitish Kumar for his commitment to Bihar’s development

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Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Bihar for his day-long visit to the state. He shared the stage with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the first time since Janata Dal (United)’s exit from the Mahagathbandhan and return to the NDA fold.

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Patna University, the country’s seventh oldest university, completed 100 years on October 1. Speaking during the centenary celebrations of Patna University, Modi praised the chief minister for his commitment towards the state’s progress.

“The seed of education was sowed in Patna a century ago… Today, at least one in the top five posts in India is an alumni of this grand institution,” he added.

A visit to the newly opened Bihar Museum was also part of Modi’s itinerary after which they flew to Mokama where he launched several projects worth Rs.5000 crores, including a bridge across the Ganga under the Namami Gange Programme which will cost about 1,200 crores.

The prime minister also laid the foundation for national highway projects.

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As per reports, Nitish urged Modi to declare Patna University as a Central university. However, the Prime minister announced his plan to improve higher education in the country. He said that top 10 private and top 10 public universities will be given Rs. 10,000 crore in the next five years.

“All the universities of the country can compete for this,” said Narendra Modi.




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