Indore: Addressing the inauguration of World Business & Economy Congress at a private college on Friday, state higher education minister Jitu Patwari appreciated beauty of Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who was also present at the event. Patwari said, “I always believed that celebrities are just like us, the common people.
But Aishwarya is different. We all have changed in past 25 years but Aishwarya Rai is still as beautiful as she was when she won the Miss World title.” Addressing the function, Patwari highlighted plans on how the government will support institutions of higher education.
“Improving education sector is not possible with government’s efforts alone. The private sector should also help. When the private organisations will take a step forward, we will take two steps towards them. I guarantee that higher education department will be corruption-free and no institute will have to bribe officials for receiving permissions for their courses,” he said. “The state government will sanction a budget of Rs 5,000 crore for making 200 colleges ‘smart’,” he added.
While addressing the gathering, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan highlighted the importance of saving environment. She added that along with growth and development, efforts should be made to save environment. The conference was also attended by Padma Vibhushan awardee and former Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G Madhavan Nair.
He shed light on Indian space development programme. “Space research has emerged as powerful field of activity. Our goal is to make India second to none in mastering space technology. ISRO has lived up to the expectations and today we are among world leaders in space technology,” he added.