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'RGU must be pivotal in improving State education' says Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will have to play a pivotal role in improving the education quality of Arunachal Pradesh,

Pema Khandu

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Feb 2021 4:17 AM GMT

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ITANAGAR: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) will have to play a pivotal role in improving the education quality of Arunachal Pradesh, said Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday while addressing the 38th Foundation Day celebration of the Central varsity.

Pointing out that Niti Aayog had placed the State at the bottom in the Education sector which reflects its poor quality of education, Khandu said that the RGU's role is important in academics and social transformation.

He assured all possible support for building the varsity's infrastructures, and said that many RGU alumnis are serving in various capacities across the State.

Lauding the varsity for its 'Never Say Die' spirit to maintain academic pursuit even during COVID-19 pandemic, he referred to the top position of Arunachal Pradesh in India in managing Coronavirus saying, "the tempo could be maintained if all stand united".

Pointing out that parents have lot of expectations, the Chief Minister exhorted the students to study well and translate their knowledge to benefit their respective rural areas.

"The government is only a platform and the younger generations have to shoulder the responsibility to change such attitude by removing negative forces and corruption from the system," said Khandu.

He also appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his bold steps for multifarious developments in NE region that been benefit the last man in the line.

On the occasion, Khandu unveiled the RGU Sinage, and also laid the foundation stone of Students Activity Centre.

The RGU has come a long way, said Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra who is the chief rector of the varsity.

Dr Mishra advised the students to toe the principle of education which is meant for earning knowledge and not for certificate. He earlier laid foundation stone of RGU rostrum and sports arena viewing gallery.

NEHU Vice Chancellor Prof. S.K. Srivastava, in his foundation day address, advocated for incorporating out of box ideas into varsity curriculum to ensure social justice and equity while marching in tune with country's pressing needs for higher education at least for next 50 years.

Stressing that students should demand from teachers to earn knowledge, he said that would help them to get the desired knowledge.

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