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PM Modi Inaugurates Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

On Saturday, 9th March’2019, Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi was in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh for inaugurating the Pandit Deendayal Upadhaya Institute of Archaeology.  Along with him, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath and Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister for Culture (I/C) was also present for gracing the occasion. During the event, the PM unveiled the statue of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya by paying floral tributes to it.

While addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister Modi said that the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute of Archaeology is well-equipped with modern amenities and is competent to provide required support to research scholars and students not only from India but around the globe. In addition to this, the institute aims at providing comprehensive support, challenging and enthusiastic academic atmosphere to students which enable them to achieve their full potential in Archaeology field.

Some of the salient features of the University are:

  • The state-of-the-art institute spreads over 25 acres of land and built with an estimated cost of Rs. 289 crores.
  • The 3 star green building of the institute is well-fitted with the latest technologies.
  • An auditorium with seating capacity of 1000 people, an Archeological Museum and an open air theatre are other salient features of the institute.
  • The Institute of Archaeology (IA) considers as an academic wing of ASI under the Ministry of Culture.

To add further, the Prime Minister remarked that in the past few years the Noida has been transformed to a great extent as the Make in India hub of the nation. This region of Delhi-NCR is known for creating immense employment opportunities for the youth. He also added that the state will benefit economically once the Jewar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh becomes completely operational.