Himachal Pradesh government, NTPC Ltd., and NHPC have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up Hydro Engineering College in the state for promoting technical education.
The signing of this MoU is hoped to herald a new era of cooperation of federal spirit between Centre and Himachal government. Besides it will benefit the Education and Skill Development needs of Himachal residents, furthering vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
The MoU was signed by Shri Rajeshwar Goel, Director, Department of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training, Himachal Pradesh and Shri K.K. Singh, Regional Executive Director (Hydro), NTPC Ltd., & Shri S. Mitra, Executive Director (CSR & SD), NHPC, an official communique said.
Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister for Health, and Family Welfare, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal, Former Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy and Mines were present on the occasion.
On the occasion, Shri Nadda said the college would offer great opportunity “to strengthen hydro capacity of the state”. He appreciated support of the prime minister and and the power minister for the college.
Shri Goyal, on the occasion, said: “I am very happy that the institute will help youth of the state to higher education near their homes.”
He suggested launching a series of short-term skill development courses with the college. The minister said he would ensure proper funding for the basic infrastructure and proper operational needs of the college.