A State University in Uttar Pradesh will be named after Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh, a Jat icon, in Aligarh on September 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall lay the foundation stone of the state university.
The university will come up over an area of more than 115 acres and State Government has already allocated an initial budget of over Rs 101 crore for the purpose.
This will be located in Lodha and Musaipur village of Kol tehsil in Aligarh district.
The university will be completed by September 2023, Govt. Sources said.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was an Indian Freedom Fighter, Social Reformer and Writer. He was president in the Provisional Government of India, which served as the Indian Government in exile during World War I.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh donated his property for educational purposes, and he established a technical college at Brindaban.
In 1913 he took part in Gandhi’s campaign in South Africa. He traveled around the world to create awareness about the situation in Afghanistan and India.
He was calling himself the servant of the powerless and weak.
Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh studied in Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College till 1905, which later became Aligarh Muslim University.
He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1932.