CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES FOR INDIA’S NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY
The Ministry of Defence had acquired 80-hectare of land in September 2012 in Gurgaon for setting up of world class Indian National Defence University (INDU), the first of its kind in India. The foundation stone of the university was laid in May 2013. However, to meet the aspirations and need of the villagers of Binola and Bilaspur of having access from their fields to National Highway-8, Ministry of Defence transferred one hectare of land to Government of Haryana in August this year to be used by the villagers as village track.
With all revenue related issues resolved, infrastructure development at the university finally commenced with the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony held at INDU site recently. Air Marshal A.S. Bhonsle of the Integrated Defence Staff was the Chief Guest on the occasion who laid the first brick for the construction of boundary wall, perimeter road, guard room and watch towers. The ceremony was attended by officials from the Ministry of Defence, Directorate of INDU, Chief Engineer, Delhi Zone, Revenue Department of Gurgaon, Police and villagers from Binola and Bilaspur.
Air Marshal Bhonsle, while interacting with the villagers, stated that it is matter of pride for Manesar Tehsil in general and Binola and Bilaspur in particular to have a prestigious world-class institution in their area, which in the years to come will result in rapid growth in the neighbourhood and also provide job opportunities to the youth.