Jammu, Sep 5: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday attended the 53rd Foundation Day function of University of Jammu.
Observing that the world is changing rapidly and education along with it, the Lt Governor said, to cater ever growing demand for better standard and quality of education, University has gone through many changes in the last 53 yrs and has evolved as a centre of excellence.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor congratulated the faculty, and all those associated with the functioning of the University for achieving great milestones, shaping young minds and increased collaboration between academia and industry.
Invoking the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Lt Governor asserted that NEP will redefine education in Universities and expressed his whole hearted support to the initiatives of the University.
National Education Policy stresses upon nurturing creativity, curiosity, collaboration, involvement of students in activities inside and beyond the classroom. The education policy is a beacon of light to guide and motivate teachers as well as students and overall learning outcomes, he further added.
The Lt Governor emphasized that the real function of education is to nurture talents. National Education Policy provides us an opportunity to develop our Universities, education institutions as centres of future oriented, value based quality education centres where students get an independent environment to innovate and invent.
Education is the key to open the mind of students. Individual growth and independent thinking is possible only when a student is provided an environment not confined to the classroom and gets an opportunity to nurture creativity and wisdom, the Lt Governor said.
Under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister, we have received an opportunity to make sure that universities are not known as centres of providing degrees but the education and increasing the collaboration between teachers and students, the Lt Governor said.
“Students don’t just need the degree, they need education and it is possible only with increased involvement and collaboration with teachers”, he added.
Highlighting the major initiatives of the University of Jammu, the Lt Governor attributed the establishment of Special Purpose Vehicle Foundation in November 2020 as a major milestone and a significant step towards promoting a culture of Start-ups, Industry-Academic Partnership, Innovation and Incubation in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Lt Governor said that the establishment of Guru Nanak Chair was in line with the National Education Policy, as it was a major initiative to reestablish the significance of our invaluable cultural heritage. The ancient wisdom by saints and seers and contribution of great scientists is what actually forms the foundation of modern India, he added.
On the occasion, the Lt Governor urged all the teachers to dedicate themselves to opening the minds of their students to new ideas, stirring curiosity and nurturing creativity by creating an open environment for their growth and eventually facilitating in building a new society in future.
The Lt Governor also released the Dogri Translation of the Indian Constitution, done by Prof Archana Kesar and her team of Dogri writers and translators, Prakash Premi, Yashpaul Nirmal, and Nirmal Vikram under the legal guidance of Prof. Arvind Jasrotia, Registrar, University of Jammu and Dean Faculty of Law.
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