Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr BD Mishra on Thursday termed education as the foundation for a strong and vibrant nation.
Addressing the inaugural day of the two-day XIXth conference of Higher & Technical Education here, the Governor said the objective of education is progress, peace, production, prosperity, preservation of the environment, protection of health and posterity care.
“Education is more essential than hospitals, weapon systems and all engineering fields,” he added.
Emphasizing on the significance of education, Mishra said if there is a compromise in education, it is a compromise of the next generation leadership.
He said that teachers and students are two important entities in the promotion of education. “The teachers must be trained and provided all amenities and they must carry out research and develop innovative teaching concepts. Unless the importance of the teacher is enhanced, society cannot advance. At the same time, students must rise above ‘Certificate - government job’ syndrome and become job providers for society to take the nation forward,” Mishra pointed out.
The Governor exhorted the officials responsible for higher education in the State to think, explore, try and implement all the programmes and projects with all seriousness, to strengthen the education scenario in the State.
He called upon those in management and administration of education to ensure progressive teaching and learning techniques, prevent fake certification and focus on placement and ranking of the educational institutes.
State Education Minister Honchon Ngandam, Commissioner Education Gamli Padu, Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University Prof Amitava Mitra, NIT Director Prof Pinakeswar Mahanta, NERIST Director Professor H S Yadav besides Higher and Technical Education Director Dr Tayek Talom also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the Governor released a book titled Party Politics in Arunachal Pradesh by Sangja Khandu, Principal of Government College Bomdila.
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