Continuing his efforts to undo the popular programmes and schemes of the BSP regime, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday changed the name of Kanshi Ram Arbi Pharsi Urdu University to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu University.
The decision was taken earlier, but it was formally approved by the state Cabinet on Tuesday. Earlier, the Akhilesh Yadav government had changed the names of six districts created in the previous Mayawati government. The Samajwadi Party had also scrapped 26 developmental schemes in the name of Dalit icons .
For rechristening the Arbi Pharsi Urdu University, Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan had already announced in the state Assembly that the name of the university should be in the memory of someone who had contributed substantially for the propagation of Urdu. Khan was earlier quoted as saying: “What had Kanshi Ram done for Urdu?”
The present government had also changed the name of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University to King George’s Medical University. The Cabinet also decided that every village of the state would soon be connected with Internet and work on this project would be started soon.
“Any computer or laptop would be more useful if the user has an Internet connection and hence the project for the Internet connectivity has to be taken up on priority,” said Akhilesh.