Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya speaking during the interactive session with Nagaland University officials of Mereima Campus held on July 4
‘Ultimate goal of education should be to strengthen and develop society’
Kohima, July 4 (MExN): The Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya stated that the basic foundation of a developed society was education. PRO to Governor stated in a press release that addressing an interactive session with Nagaland University officials of Mereima Campus on July 4, the Governor termed educational institutions as the backbone of the society.
The Governor opined that it was important to empower the young minds with knowledge, but however stated that they should not be self centred but should give back to the society once they achieve their educational goals. Governor Acharya encouraged the Universities to inculcate their students with that thought. “The ultimate goal of education should be to strengthen and develop the society,” he added.
Governor Acharya also harped on the importance of introducing skill development courses in the University curriculum. “Let us make our academics empower the students and make them employable” he stated.
The Governor pointed out that University Grants Commission (UGC)’s scheme titled “Introduction of Career Oriented Courses in Universities and Colleges” aims at introducing career and market oriented, skill enhancing add-on courses at undergraduate level which will prove beneficial for jobs, self-employment and empowerment of the students.
He also said that in order for the State to progress we have to strengthen the society and called on the gathered to play their role towards the development of the State. He mentioned that there were various Central and State Government schemes and welfare programmes. He however felt that the welfare programmes were not reaching the targeted group. He urged the University and the student community to visit villages at regular intervals and to identify the beneficiaries for Central and State Flagship Programmes
Governor Acharya informed the meeting that the President of India has urged the Governors to convene meetings with VC of State Universities from time to time and to inspire Universities towards University Social Responsibility (USR).
The Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University, Prof Pradeshi Lal delivered the welcome address with Pro VC, NU Prof RC Gupta proposed the vote of thanks.