Two hostels for the students of the Northeast studying in the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University will soon be constructed, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said.
This was conveyed by Singh, Minister for Development of North Eastern Region, when a group of Northeast students from Delhi University called on him yesterday.
Singh told the students that in Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Ministry of DoNER has already acquired a piece of land in the campus and after some delay on account of forest clearance from Delhi administration, the land is now ready to be used for a Northeast hostel.
Similarly, he said, for the students of Delhi University, the Ministry of DoNER had written to the Vice-Chancellor to identify a piece of land where a hostel could be brought up to accommodate Northeast students studying in different colleges affiliated with the University.
The students, during the informal interaction, discussed a wide range of issues of their concern.
The students appreciated the Minister for his various initiatives taken for the Northeast students studying in Delhi.
Responding to a suggestion by students, Singh said he saw merit in the demand that in the guest houses in Delhi for eight states of the Northeast, a certain priority can be earmarked for accommodating the needy patients from these states or the poor students who come to Delhi to appear in different examinations.
He said this issue will be taken up with the Delhi based Resident Commissioners (RCs) of North Eastern states.