August 21, 2015
Presidency University will become a model for the entire world: WB CM
West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today visited Presidency University for the convocation ceremony. She announced a slew of projects for the renovation and upgradation of the current campus as well as new Rajarhat campus.
WB CM also announced that a new campus of Presidency University will be set up at Dow Hill, Kurseong and it will be known as Himalayan Institute.
West Bengal Government will give Rs 118 crore to Presidency University out of which the Chief Minister handed over Rs 30 crore to the Vice-Chancellor today.
“What Bengal thinks today, rest of India thinks tomorrow. Presidency will show the way. Presidency should become a model for the entire world,” she said.
“I am honoured to be at Presidency. I am happy to be in the midst of so many young, talented minds,” she added.
125 years of University Institute
WB CM also attended the 125th year anniversary of the foundation of Calcutta University Institute today. She inaugurated the newly-renovated auditorium of Calcutta University Institute during the event.
Speaking on the occasion, WB CM said, “We must never forget our roots, no matter which part of the world we are in. We must teach our future generations about our past.”
She added, “Bengal can become the seat of another Renaissance in the future.”