Firozpur Zhirka (Mewat), Jan 17 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the state government had launched a special campaign for eradication of poverty and backwardness in Mewat area with special emphasis on education, health, public health and empowerment of women.
Addressing a largely attended public meeting here, he said the government would open a regional centre of MDU Rohtak at Nuh, and construct girl hostels in every Model School opened at block level.
The meeting was organised in the memory of late Ch Azmat Khan, a former minister of Haryana who died in 1994. Paying his rich tributes to the late Mewati leader, the CM said Azmat Khan was a true sympathiser of poor and devoted his life for development in rural areas of Mewat and uplift of poor and farmers.
Regarding the steps taken by the government to promote girl education in the area, the CM said 135 schools had been upgraded to middle standard during past 34 months and five Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalyas had already been set up in the district, he said.
He said the government had planned to set up an institution in Mewat with the facilities for ITI courses and diplomas and degrees in engineering. Fifty per cent seats in this institute would be reserved for the students from Mewat area.
For improving the health facilities in the area, the government had opened 30 delivery huts and arranged 10 medical vans for safe delivery, he said and added that the health camps were being organised in the villages of the area not only to provide treatment facilities at the door steps but also to create health awareness among the people.
Deputy Speaker Haryana Vidhan Sabha Azad Mohammad, son of late Azmat Khan, also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the CM laid the foundation stone of the extension project of the Industrial Institute (ITI) in the town. He also laid the foundation stone of sports complex at Ferozepur Zhirka.
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