Higher education and language minister Surjit Singh Rakhra laid the foundation stone of a girls' hostel at the Government Mohindra College here on Friday. He was accompanied by principal secretary of higher education Dr Roshan Sunkaria.
The funds for the construction of the hostel have been received under the Babu Jagjivan Ram Chattravas Yojana of the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment. The hostel will be ready in about a year.
Rakhra highlighted the need of improving the educational system to make it more relevant. He said that teachers must play a constructive role in the development of society.
He also expressed his satisfaction over the results of the college. Meanwhile, the college administration contributed a fund of Rs 25,000 for quake victims in Nepal.