Udaipur : Smriti Zubin Irani, the Union Minister for HRD announced a world class Center for tourism hospitality for the IIM-Udaipur. “ Udaipur and its people are known for their culture, hospitality and love they extend to the people who come here, hence, what better place we can have for a special Center for tourism hospitality which will teach the students from all corners of the world, the various aspects of hotel management” Irani said. She was addressing a mass gathering after laying the foundation stone of the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur building here at Balicha on Friday evening. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was the guest of honour on the occasion.
Elaborating about the center’s latest mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Smriti said “ The soul of India rest in its villages and under the Abhiyan we are laying responsibilities on the higher education institutes like IIT’s and IIM’s to adopt 5 villages each in their surrounding areas. IIM-Udaipur also will adopt 5 adjoining villages after the development of the new campus and contribute to the overall development of the chosen areas.” The minister also instructed the IIM-U to take up special research project on developing water management techniques so as to offer a permanent solution to the water scarcity problem of the state.
Emphasizing on the necessity of developing skill among the rural youth, she also announced special curriculum to be included in the IIM academic program to boost agro based industries and generation of employment opportunities. Chief Minister Raje in her brief address thanked Mewar and its people for their massive support to help BJP win in the Panchayati Raj elections. “ We got a broken and shattered Rajasthan when we came into power and now the responsibility is on us to make it stand on its leg and do away with the tag of a sick state” Raje said. Assuring people to lead the state into the path of prosperity and progress, Raje said “ I met many people during my Parivartan Yatra and I realized that there is a pool of unutilized potential in Rajasthan that should not be limited to minimal jobs and made chowkidaars.
The youth should have access to higher and quality education and they should decide whether they wish to serve in villages or cities or any parts in the country or even abroad”. Reinstating Modi’s vision to a progressive nation, Raje said it would be the priority of the government to take forward prime minister’s dream towards creating a healthy, clean and educated society. C.K Birla, the chairman of the board of Governors of the IIM-U and Prof Janat Shah, Director of IIM-U welcomed the guests. Parliamentarian Arjun Meena and legislator Phool Singh Meena also address the gathering on the occasion.