Ranchi, Jan 23: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today laid the foundation stone of Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University and said strength as well as intelligence is the need of the hour to deal with cyber attacks.
"Strength as well as intelligence is required, because it is the cyber age," Parrikar said, adding the twin qualities would help in dealing with cyber attacks.
He was addressing a near capacity crowd at Birsa Munda Stadium here after unfurling the country's tallest and biggest tricolour at Pahari Mandir and laying the foundation stone of Jharkhand Raksha Shakti University on-line. "With this (laying the foundation stone), Jharkhand has become the third state (after Gujarat and Rajasthan) to have Raksha Shakti University," Parrikar said.
The Raksha Shakti University, which started in Gujarat a few years ago, offers certificate, diploma and degree courses in the field of police science and internal security.
According to an official statement, the university will be established on 25 acre land near Ranchi and its total intake capacity will be 300 to 500 students every year. Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that construction work of the university would begin in June/July.
Parrikar said Jharkhand has 50 per cent of the mineral resources of the country, but the state did not progress as it should have. "The state has given much to the country. And the country will also give (it back) ... I see change will come.
Within the next two years the university will start functioning," he said. Remembering 1971 war martyr Albert Ekka, the defence minister said that he expects Jharkhand to contribute more to the defence and security services in the country.