Maharashtra to set-up study chairs in 13 varsities after Vajpayee
Maharashtra government will set up a study chair in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in each of the 13 universities in the state, the state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar announced. The Maharashtra unit of BJP will pay rich tributes to Vajpayee at a function to be held in Mumbai tomorrow and in 13 other cities in coming days. Here's more.
Munagntiwar said the government has created a corpus of Rs. 20cr for setting up the study chair in the name of Vajpayee in 13 universities. Munagntiwar said the state unit of BJP has also decided to fund research on the life and works of Vajpayee by paying Rs. 3L each to ten students who wish to pursue a doctorate on the former premier.
Mungantiwar said the ashes of Vajpayee will be immersed into 11 rivers in 13 cities including Mumbai and Pune across Maharashtra in coming days. The ashes will be immersed while adhering to the norms of the National Green Tribunal, the Minister said. Vajpayee died at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi on August 16 following a prolonged illness at 93.