Omar praises grandfather
Lays Foundation Stone Of Pampore Degree College
Pampore, Dec 5: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday lauded his late grandfather and National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah for making education common in JK.
“Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah had started his career as a teacher and later contributed a lot to education sector as politician,” Omar said after laying the foundation stone of Pampore Degree College here, 15 kms from Srinagar.
He said this college between Bijbehara and MA road Srinagar would benefit a large number of students. He said Rs 15.52 crore would be spent on the college.
The Chief Minister assured the gathering that construction of the college would be completed in minimum possible time.
Chief Minister also stressed upon the locals to refrain from raising constructions over the land meant for cultivation of Saffron.
He asked the farmers to avail benefits from national mission of saffron aimed to boost the farmers economy.
Minister for Higher Education Abdul Gani Malik while speaking on the occasion said the Pampore Degree College will start to function from March next year and initially 10 subjects will be introduced.
Among others who were present on the occasion included Member Parliament Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri, MLA Mir Zahoor Ahmad , MLC Bashir Ahmad Magray and others.
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