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Tawde promises Hindi Bhavan at Mumbai University

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The is committed to building a 'Hindi Bhasha Bhavan' in the Kalina campus of the University of Mumbai, Education Minister said today.

Tawde's assurance came during a special meeting held on the issue at Vidhan Bhavan at the initiative of former Minister and leader Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan.

The building in the suburb of Kalina, for which a sum of Rs 2 crore has been sanctioned, is to be named after noted Hindi litterateur and politician Dr Rammanohar Tripathi.

The university was in recently for not utilising a Rs 2-crore grant given to it by the District Planning and Development Committee of Suburbs for the construction of Dr Rammanohar Tripathi Hindi Bhasha Bhavan.

Suburban District Collector Dipendra Singh Kushwaha recently issued a notice to the university, saying the fund, if not utilised before the end of last financial year, will be treated as lapsed.

Kushwaha, University vice-chancellor Sanjay Deshmukh and a delegation of senior Hindi journalists attended the meeting.

Deshmukh told the meeting the construction of 'Hindi Bhasha Bhavan' was put on hold as the varsity administration has envisaged building a grand multi-storey tower housing all departments.

Khan took objection to this statement. The stone- laying ceremony of the Bhavan had been performed after all due clearances and there was no reason for delaying the project, the leader maintained.

Deshmukh said the previous VC had not completed the formality of getting clearance from the varsity's Management Council for the Bhavan.

Tawde instructed the Vice-Chancellor to submit the master plan of the proposed multi-storey tower in a month's time for his approval.

"I will see how to adjust the Bhavan in the plan. As Dr Tripathi was a respected and reputed writer and politician, we stand committed to building the Hindi Bhavan bearing his name," Tawde said.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 19:33 IST