Every university should adopt a village—Kalyan Singh
Rajasthan Governor Shri Kalyan Singh appealed to all universities and educational institutions of the country to adopt at least one village for total development. “Village development requires concrete efforts and it cannot be ensured merely on the basis of slogans or speeches. If every university or educational institution takes concrete steps in their vicinities in this regard it can make a big impact,” he said while speaking at the 8th Convocation of Vardhman Mahaveer Open University (VMOU) in Kota on February 27.
Shri Singh applauded the efforts of VMOU Vice Chancellor Dr Vinay Kumar Pathak for adopting Nimoda Village under Kota District and starting educational and self-reliance activities there. Taking an initiative in this regard the University had adopted Nimoda Village under Kota District on October 2, 2013 and started several educational activities there. Now a computer centre has also been started and the village youth are being encouraged for higher education and self-reliance activities. The University also conducted a health camp there last year.
Shri Kalyan Singh also stressed the need for speedy degree delivery system because in some universities the degree delivery system is too late due to which some desiring people miss the opportunities because of unnecessary delay in receiving the degrees. He, however, applauded the VMOU, as the University has cleared all the degrees up to December 2014. At the convocation, a total of 14,738 degrees were awarded for different courses including two Ph.Ds and 59 Gold Medals. Chief patron of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur, Padmabhushan Shri DR Mehta and Prof HP Dixit, former Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, New Delhi, were awarded honourary degrees of D.Lit.