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Higher education holds the key to development : Governor at KU convocation

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Chaibasa, Nov. 28: Jharkhand Governor and chancellor of Kolhan University (KU) Draupadi Murmu on Monday said that the country and state can develop only when people are well educated and trained and higher education is key to economic development.

Addressing the 2nd convocation of KU at Tata College Ground in Chaibasa, governor said, the university is located in the tribal dominated area and education must be imparted irrespective of cast creed, colour, religion and sex.

Chancellor explained how the science measures the depth of the sea and height of the sky and so we must utilize science, scientific knowledge and information technology to nurture a well skilled citizen and skilled society.

‘Wealth can buy a book but not the knowledge and true knowledge can only be earned through hard work’, she added. Pointing out to students, Murmu further said, you earn your degree through hard work but many of you will leave India and work at foreign destinations for money. The degree you have earned should be utilized for the development of the society.

Governor emphasized the disciplinary way of life and appealed the students to assimilate the knowledge and fly the mast of Kolhan with your talent across the nation.

Chancellor pointed out that Hindi is not yet given the status of national language in our constitution yet it is characterized as national language we must respect all the languages and we should learn as many languages as possible in life.

Chancellor also asked the alumina to remember their mother tongue as it gives your identity. The chancellor expressed gratification for the development of Kolhan university in such a short span of time. The governor laid stress on providing quality education.

Earlier, Chancellor Draupadi Murmu inaugurated the convocation by lighting the auspicious lamp followed by procession with alumina in robes.

The Vice-Chancellor RPP Singh welcomed the governor Draupadi Murmu and other distinguished guests. RPP Singh read out the report of the university and said, KU started with 27000 students in the year 2009 and in a span of few years the strength has been of increased to 81 thousand.

VC also highlighted the participation of students in the schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and skill development. VC also added that university won 110 gold medals during the events held in different part of India.

State HRD Minister Dr Neera Yadav said, degrees are not for showcasing and the people are looking forward to you to contribute for the development of the society and nation. The Minister said that university could set up on line system despite many regional problem.

The Minister also asked the university management to introduce skill based vocational courses in order to match the job market and personal development as well.

The minister also informed that an amount of Rs 1 crore for library, Rs 2 crore for science lab and Rs 2 crore for renovation has been sanctioned. Minister Saryu Rai said, the university should choose a particular subject as its specialized field which would make the university popular.

The Chief guest conferred the degree and certificates on the alumina who got gold medal in the particular subject during the convocation.

The vice chancellor gave away the awards to the students. The convocation was also attended by Pro vice Chancellor Dr RK Singh and other departmental head. Also present were DIG Kolhan, DC West Singhbhum, SP West Singhbhum, and a large number of students and dignitaries.

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