With an aim to upgrade the standard of education in the state, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today instructed the officers of state government to prepare a master plan for constructing 'Integrated Education Hub' for available land of 43 acres of local sports college.
Presiding over a meeting of the officers, chief minister said that this land must be utilized judiciously by constructing this 'Integrated Education Hub' having a world class government college, sports school and special school to impart quality education to the students of the region.
He said that while the government college and sports school would be pivotal in providing quality training to the budding players of the region, the special school would give education to the meritorious students securing 80% or more marks from the government schools.
Badal laid thrust that these schools and colleges should be equipped with ultra modern sports facilities besides the provision of hostel must be made in these institutions to provide boarding and lodging facilities to the students.
The chief minister said that the hostels in this hub should be double-storey with the provision of expansion so that it could meet the needs of future.
Likewise, he said that the grounds of the college and schools should have the latest infra structure so that the players could be groomed well on them. Badal asked the officers to ensure that Astro turf was installed on the Hockey field so that the national game could be given impetus.
Expressing concern over the dilapidated infra structure presently at the site, the chief minister said that the entire process of reconstruction of the college and school campuses must be expedited so that these institutions could start imparting education at the earliest.