Modi Inaugurates Hostel For Safety Of Female Students From NE In Banglore

Banglore/Guwahati, March 6, 2019

Emphasising the need for protection of the female students from the Northeastern states, the Prime Minister of Indian Narendra Modi inaugurated the first ever women’s hostel at Jnanabharathi campus of the Bangalore University on March 6th, 2019. The hostel is built on a 5.5-acre land and can accommodate 2,000 students.

The project of the hostel was launched in 2016 and was supposed to be completed in 18 months. But unfortunately, it missed several deadlines.

The decision to construct a hostel for girl students from the Northeast region in Bengaluru was taken following repeated incidents of attack on students from the region in various cities including Bengaluru.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on his official Twitter handle thanked the Prime Minister and stated as: “Appreciate this step taken for the welfare of #NorthEast students. Look forward to more such initiatives, in the future. Thank you.”

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region, Jitendra Singh also thanked Narendra Modi for the initiative and stated in a tweet as: “Thanks PM Shri @NarendraModi for inaugurating the first-ever hostel for #Northeast students in Bangalore University, funded by North Eastern Council/Ministry of Northeast @MDoNER_India.”