Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat Friday said the energy of youth should be channelised towards constructive purposes and they should be motived to participate in nation building activities.
The governor said that it is not physical inventions which build a strong nation but teachers who are responsible for instilling values of patriotism, discipline and humanity in students so that they grow up to be sensitive.
Calling for collective efforts to make the university ‘A-grade’, the Governor, who was chief guest at the 47th Foundation Day function of Himachal Pradesh University here, said it was possible provided that the intention was clear and focused. He urged the teachers to try not to impose their personal ideology on students and believe in teaching the right values and imbibing sense of discipline.
He said around 150 bighas of land had been identified near Ghanahatti for setting up a second campus of the varsity and directed the authorities to get the land transferred as soon as possible. He also inaugurated a solar plant on the university premises.
Dev Vrat said the issue for constructing residences for women employees would be considered. The Governor and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh released ‘Himshikhar’, ‘Novenmeshi’ and other university magazines besides several other books, brochures, monographs, journals and newsletters.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor, HPU, ADN Vajpayee said many intellectuals and celebrities had passed out from the university which was the first to launch RUSA much before the Centre introduced he new system. He also thanked the Chief Minister for additional grant of Rs 11 crore to the university for 2016-17.
A memorandum of understanding was also signed between Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and HPU on the occasion which will pave way for conservation of arts and crafts. INTACH would also develop training modules for conservation of artefacts.
There will be programmes focused on conservation of paintings, paper, manuscripts, display, storage etc which will promote the idea of conservation and preservation. The focus will also be on developing research programmes on conservation science with collaboration of the university, said Malvika Pathania, Chairperson of INTACH.
An MoU was also signed between the university and Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli for promoting academic and research between the institutions.
For more news on education, click here
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines