Ranchi, July 22: Chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday said that Koylanchal will not be only known for its mineral wealth but will also reach new heights in the area of providing quality education.
Hemant Soren who was virtually addressing the first convocation ceremony of Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University Dhanbad also extended his best wishes to the students.
“In the state educational institutions are being set up in the name of great martyrs and in the future all the educational institutions being set up in the different divisions will provide better education to the students,” said Soren.
The Chief Minister said that the government has schemes to provide better education facilities to the students but due to the pandemic the sector has been adversely impacted.
He said once the spread of infection slows down more speed will be added to execution of schemes and soon a meeting with all the vice chancellors of the universities will be held to prepare better education plan.
The chief minister pointed that during review of revenue department it was brought to his notice that in the state study related to ‘Amin’ was not being done and exhorted the universities to launch such courses, which can fulfil the manpower requirement of various government departments.
The Chief Minister said that to encourage high education among the tribal students foreign scholarship scheme has been started and though the scheme has been started for limited students in future it will be expanded.
He pointed out that the state government is also undertaking repair work of hostels to make 500 hostels well equipped with facilities and once the spread of Covid infection reduces all the work will be completed..
Education can only wipe out social evils from society: Governor Ranchi, Jul 22 (UNI)
Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais addressing the function virtually said that it is only through education that one can remove the social evils prevailing in the society.
The Governor who is also chancellor of all the universities in the state said that he would have been more happy if the situation created by Coronavirus would not have been there and he could have physically participated in the convocation ceremony.
The Governor said that smile and enthusiasm among the students on their day of convocation add prestige to the function.
Describing Universities as centre of knowledge the Governor said that varsities help in shaping the future of the nation. He said that as chancellor of the universities it will be his endeavour to make sure that more and more youth of the state get education.
He said that caste creed and sex should not act as hindrance in pursuit of education.
The Governor expressed his delight over education of girls who are now also scaling great peaks in all areas of life. He said that education of girls is also important for women empowerment.
He suggested the need for establishment of new educational institutions for expansion of higher education. The Governor said that universities should also make efforts to ensure that students have good moral and character. He said that in age of globalisation while on one hand there are numerous opportunities before the youth while on the other they have to overcome different challenges to climb on the ladder of success.
Those present on the occasion included Dhanbad MP PN Singh, Dhanbad MLA Raj Sinha, Jharia MLa Poornima Singh and others.
The Binod Bihari Mahto Koyalanchal University (BBKKU) on Thursday inaugurated its own campus spread across 25 acres of Bhelatand Mouza at its first convocation after operating from the abandoned building of Government Polytechnic Institute Nirsa ever since its inception more than four years ago. The seven-storey administrative building along with the five storey academic block was inaugurated.