UP CM lays foundation for Tech Faculty at National Rehabilitation University at Lucknow

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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

“People should not be evaluated by their physical appearance, but by their level of thinking, intelligence, prudence and courage… “ This was stated by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while laying the foundation stone of the Engineering and Technology Faculty building that will be established at the Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University in Lucknow, on Thursday.

Speaking at the event organised by the Divyangs Empowerment department of the university, the CM said, “I am happy that today the foundation stone of the building of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University has been laid at Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University.”

The CM also distributed smartphones and tablets to 868 students and said, “Every youth of the state will be smart. We are working towards providing all youth with a smartphone and a tablet in their hands. We have instructed the officials to execute this goal in a phased manner across the state.”  He also congratulated the students associated with the university.

Heaping praise on Dr Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, the CM said, “It is working vigorously for the rehabilitation of Divyangs or specially abled in the entire state. The speciality of this university is that it has both normal and differently-abled kids. Now, the Faculty of Engineering and Technology is also going to be established here.”

Stating that this innovative scheme of tablet distribution was started last year in the state, CM Yogi said, “Till now, we have distributed over 1.61 lakh smartphones and tablets in Lucknow itself. Today again we have distributed tablets and smartphones to 868 children including differently-abled children and final year students.”

The CM said that with an aim to take India towards being a global superpower, smartphones and tablets are being distributed among 1 crore students in the state, which will enable them to have access to digital content for free.

It is to be mentioned that the CM also laid the foundation stones of Mamta Mandir, School for Deaf and Dumb and Mentally Retarded which will be established in Chandauli and Sanket Junior School in Chitrakoot.