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Gujarat CM speaks of creating Children’s University and Training Institute

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has two new projects in mind – one to create a children's university and another to set up a teachers' training institute on the lines of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIM). Speaking at a f1metion organised by the Birla Vidya Niketan, Modi said the two things, which would be the first of their kind in India, will go a long way toward empowerment of children and improve the quality of teachers. 'We want to create an institutes that looks at the needs of children in an age when both parents are away from home on work,' he said. The proposed teachers training body would create world-class instructors who would be in demand. 'A day will come when they will hired on the campus like MBAs.' The Gujarat government plans to invest Rs 50 crore for the children's university, which would be started as Bal Gokulam, and would be converted into a full-fledged university that will ensure all-round development of children through scientific programmes.

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