Textbooks should be available in the mother tongue : Anandiben Patel
Lucknow: Under the chairmanship of State Governor and Chancellor Anandiben Patel, the seventh convocation ceremony of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Bhasha Vishwavidyalaya, Lucknow was held at Atal Auditorium. Addressing on the occasion, the Governor extended best wishes for a bright future with success in the upcoming life to all the students who received the degree.
Expressing happiness over the presence of a large number of girl students among the students who received degrees and medals at the function, the Governor appreciated the progress of girls in education.
Addressing the ceremony, the Governor laid special emphasis on teaching in mother tongue. She said that language universities should come forward for the work of providing text books of all subjects in mother tongue. She said that the basis of knowledge is not English language. The education of English medium is just a thinking and to bring the society out of this thinking, pay attention to the development of courses in mother tongue.
Discussing the development of literacy and educational quality, the Governor said in her address that there should be a synergy in education from Anganwadi to University, for this it is also necessary that Anganwadi centers should be well-equipped, so that children from villages can come to the center and Take interest in reading.
She also told that it is important to invite the students of primary schools to the functions at the Higher Education Center. She said that by coming to the higher education center, children get attracted towards education and inspired to progress.
Specially addressing the students who received degrees and medals at the ceremony, the Governor said that they should understand its importance and work for the country along with their progress. In this sequence, the Governor also discussed about environmental protection, water conservation, enhancing the potential of the earth. She inaugurated the program with the message of ‘water conservation’ by flowing water in the pot. She said that the universities should make effective efforts to conserve as much water as they use throughout the year.
The Governor also expressed concern over the decreasing production and use of millets in the country. Discussing their benefits from the point of view of health, she asked to publicize them at the university level. In her address, the Governor also drew attention to the meetings of G-20 countries being held in the country and said that for the first time India has got the leadership of these meetings.
Universities should also make their participation in view of these meetings to be held in their region. She asked the students to stay connected with the Indian culture. She said that after achieving success in life, do not leave your parents alone or in old age homes. Remember his contribution and carry it with you in old age.
In the ceremony, Chief Guest and Chairman Indian Language Committee, Ministry of Education, Government of India, Padmashree Chamu Krishna Shastri discussed the detailed importance of languages and described all Indian languages as interrelated. He said that our languages are bound by the thread of unity in diversity. Languages connect us. Language is the means of India’s unity and intimacy.
The special guest of the ceremony, Higher Education Minister of the state Yogendra Upadhyay, while congratulating the students who received the degree, said that education is a continuous process, education never ends. She said that along with parents and teachers, the nation is also a deity. In this context, she also presented a part of the speech given by Vivekananda, in which he has called India the God. Minister of State Rajni Tiwari also congratulated all the degree recipients in this ceremony.
On this occasion Vice-Chancellor Prof. Narendra Bahadur Singh presented the progress report of the university and motivated the students for excellent contribution in future life.
A total of 890 students of various faculties were awarded degrees in the convocation, in which 599 students and 291 students received degrees. Gold medals were awarded to 44 students, silver medals to 34 and bronze medals to 32 students who achieved special merit.
In the function, the Governor released the book ‘Deekshant Smarika’ and “Collection of Folk Songs of Uttar Pradesh”. She also inaugurated the newly constructed parking lot of the university. The Governor provided school bags and nutritional materials to 30 students of Primary School Allu Nagar Dimuria, invited by the university for the convocation ceremony.
On this occasion, he provided materials for the centers to the Anganwadi workers who came from 10 Anganwadi centers. Teachers of various faculties of the university, members of the Executive Council and Academic Council, employees and students were present in the function.