Sagar (Madhya Pradesh): President of India Ram Nath Kovind said here today that formal education is not the only the source to acquire knowledge and job but it should play a definite role in making the students self-reliant and enterprising.
The President said that the university acts as a source of social and economic empowerment. Hence education should be inclusive, easy and quality-based. The President was addressing the 27th convocation ceremony of Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University at Sagar.
Kovind said that today there is need for an education system that builds character and instills values in life. He said that the Centre and the state governments are working together for the expansion of education. Youth should become educated through the modern education system and the aim should not be restricted to searching for jobs, Instead education shuld also build the potential to provide jobs. The contribution of Sagar University in society building and Dr. Harisingh Gour’s commitment towards education is exemplary. Dr. Gour has presented a remarkable example of making use of personal property in public welfare. This University is a source of social and economic empowerment. The President expressed the hope that the University will continue to develop as per Dr. Gour’s dreams.
President Kovind expressed joy over the establishment of entrepreneurship cell to guide youths and the setting up of Dr. Ambedkar Peeth for research on social vision in the University. He said that Ambedkar strongly advocated for the upliftment and education of the weaker sections. He said that education of weaker sections was mandatory. Shri Kovind said that he saw the increasing importance of girls in education and other areas as a great social transformation and lauded the steps taken by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for expansion of education in Madhya Pradesh.
Governor Anandiben Patel has encouraged girls to move forward, the Prersident said. He especially congratulated University Professor Sanjay K. Jain for receiving the special award for research on treatment of cancer of the intestines.
Governor Patel said that students must not consider education as a medium to acquire a job.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that acquiring knowledge is the basic right of every children. For this we have made concrete schemes so that no child remains deprived of education due to lack of funds.
Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr. Satyapal Singh said that convocation ceremonies will be organized every year in every University of the country. He said that education never ends. We should achieve the highest goal with utmost dedication.
As many as 356 students were conferred titles at the convocation ceremony. The toppers of the university were awarded gold medals. Ten of the 11 gold medal winners were girls.