Chandigarh, October 19, 2021 - Haryana Governor-Chancellor Bandaru Dattatraya has called upon educationists to make students proficient in terms of skill and innovation as per the local requirements along with imparting quality education to them. He said that he is confident that if the youth have skills and cutting edge technical knowledge, they will not face any problem in getting employment.
Sh Dattatraya said this while addressing teachers and students after inaugurating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at Indira Gandhi University, Mirpur, Rewari, on Tuesday. Governor-Chancellor Shri Dattatraya was welcomed on his arrival by the university Vice Chancellor Prof SK Gakhar, Southern Range IG Dr M Ravikiran, Deputy Commissioner Sh Yashendra Singh, Superintendent of Police Sh Abhishek Jorwal and the university Registrar Prof Pramod Kumar.
The Governor-Chancellor said the purpose of education is not only to get a job but to contribute to the development of the region and the country by working on new ideas with newer skills. Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi has started programs like Start up India, Make in India and Skill India with this objective. The youth should move ahead in life with an open mind and thoughts and by getting knowledge of new subjects from the university for which they should be grateful to their institution throughout their life, he said.
Sh Dattatraya said that one should always be indebted to the martyrs who laid down their lives in the freedom movement. Taking inspiration from them on the occasion of 75 years of Independence, it should also be resolved that when the centenary year of achieving independence is celebrated in 2047, our country should be a superpower of the world.
“The present time is the time to reform and perform. For the next 25 years, all of us will have to move forward with this resolve in all fields like sports, science, industry, agriculture, etc.,” he said, adding that while visiting the university, he is happy that education is being imparted here with a forward looking approach.
The Governor-Chancellor also interacted with the research scholars and students of the pharmaceutical department in the library. As the Chancellor of Indira Gandhi University, Sh Dattatraya along with all heads of departments also reviewed the progress and future projects of the university. He asked them to be updated with the latest technology. He also expressed happiness over the progress of the university despite limited resources. On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof SK Gakhar made a powerpoint presentation, highlighting different aspects of the university.
On this occasion, students of the university presented cultural programs including yoga, mime, and patriotic songs. The Governor-Chancellor described the presentations of the students as wonderful and heart touching. He also honoured the meritorious students of the university on the occasion.
Sh Dattatraya also planted a sapling on the university campus and laid the foundation stone for the water works. He also unveiled the portrait of former Prime Minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee and inaugurated the newly constructed Vikram Sarabhai Video Conference Room. He also unveiled the portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the campus.
On this occasion Padma Shri Dr SS Yadav, Vice President of Haryana State Child Welfare Council Smt Parisha Sharma, Dean of Student Welfare, Sh Vijay Arora, Prof Mamta Kamra and SDM Sh Ravindra Yadav and other officials, teachers and dignitaries were present.