Kapil Sibal lays IIM-Kashipur’s foundation

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The Union Minister of Human Resource and Development Kapil Sibal has laid the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Kashipur (Uttarakhand) on April 29, 2011.The upcoming institute would be set up on 200 acres of land with a cost of Rs. 800 crore.

The foundation ceremony was also attended by Uttarakhand chief minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and former chief minister of state N D Tiwari.Speaking on the occasion, Sibal congratulated the people of the state and said that the Centre would extend all possible support to Uttarakhand for developing it as an education hub.

“Uttarakhand is fast emerging as an education hub in the country and the Centre is committed to extend full support to the hill state in this regard,” said Sibal.

He made it clear that the UPA government at Centre does not discriminate against any state and said the issue of giving central industrial package to the state is also being discussed.

Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Nishank said Uttarakhand is feeling proud after being chosen for having an institute like IIM and said it would help Uttarakhand in touching new heights in the field of education.

[Source: DNA]