By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 9: “Universities should act as a catalyst as an epicentre of knowledge and a centre for societal development,” said Assam Governor PB Acharya.
The Governor called the Vice Chancellors of the various Universities of the State and the research scholars along with their guides on the researches carried out in tea gardens and the tea garden workers, in Raj Bhawan today.
Acharya said that Universities should work for the primary social obligation of strengthening the society through students, faculty members etc. He also said, “Mere getting degree is not enough, one should make the right use of the degrees by applying them for social development and social transformation. Reseraches from the laboratory should go to the fields”. He urged the research scholars to channelize the results of their researches to bolster welfare of the tea garden labourers and the ex-tea garden labourers.
Acharya, on the basis of the various indicator, made 6 groups. All the Vice Chancellors of the Universities have been made the captain of each group. The group members will be the research scholars of the respective Universities. Tezpur University has been assigned to discuss on the research carried out in Education and Culture of the tea garden workers. Similarly, Jorhat Agricultural University has been entrusted with Model House, Documentation and Tribal dialect. Gauhati University has been allotted to work on women in domestic violence and ex-tea gardens, Bodoland University will work on Health and sanitation. Dibrugarh University will find reports on Entrepreneurship, Tea Marketing. Assam University will work on Social evil and Character Building. The Governor also requested the Universities to prepare the reports and submit within six months for the future course of action.