Aligarh : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation of a university named after Jat king Mahendra Pratap Singh in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. Prime Minister will address a gathering and then visit the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh defence industrial corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.
The Prime Minister will also visit the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of the Defence Corridor during his visit. The new university also aims to fulfil a longstanding demand for a state university in the region. All the colleges in Aligarh division and some neighbouring districts will be affiliated to it, the chief minister had said recently. The university is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh’s Kol tehsil.
PM Modi will be joined by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other leaders at the stone-laying ceremony.
Maharaja Mahendra Pratap Singh was an alumnus of the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College, which later became the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who donated land for Aligarh Muslim University.
According to the university’s land records, Raja Mahendra Pratap leased 1.221 hectares (3.04 acres) of land in 1929 at Rs 2 per annum to the university.