Stay positive and support each other during this time of COVID-crisis: Governor Ms Uikey


Our vision of ‘Gadhbo Nava Chhattisgarh’ will come true with all-round multidimensional development of the state: Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel

Governor and Chief Minister congratulated the degree students

Fifth convocation of Pandit Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University Chhattisgarh

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While addressing the fifth convocation ceremony of Pandit Sunderlal Sharma (Open) University, Governor Ms. Anusuiya Uikey appealed people to stay positive and support each other in this era of COVID-19. Coming together for the sake of humanity is the need of the hour. Governor Ms. Anusuiya Uikey said that in future, we will need resources in the field of higher education that can facilitate teaching and learning while maintaining physical distances. Presently,Open University is playing an important role in this field. On the occasion, Governor congratulated all the gold-medalists and graduates, and paid homage to the freedom fighter Pandit Sunder Lal Sharma. Chief Minister Mr.  Bhupesh Baghel, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel and other guests attended the convocation ceremony.
Governor Ms. Uikey said that the posts of lecturers and professors are vacant in the universities and colleges of the state. This problem is more persistent in the remote areas of Bastar-Sarguja. Besides, educational institutions in the state have been unable to secure good grading, which makes it difficult for them to receive grant from the University Grants Commission. Ms Uikey emphasized on the need to fill these vacancies at the earliest.
Governor said that the meeting of the coordination committee has not been held for a long time. The meeting should be convened soon so as to take the policy decisions for the quality of higher education in the state. Governor thanked Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel for the efforts being made to improve the quality of higher education. She appreciated Mr. Patel for the efforts being made to improve the NAAC grading in the colleges.
Governor said that we have been struggling with COVID crisis for a long time. Educational institutions have been closed, which impacted the students and all of us. It is a good thing that education is being imparted online, but it has its limit. Ms Uikey also insisted upon the need to consider other options. Ms. Uikey suggested the university to conduct courses on topics like organic agriculture, horticulture, livestock, forest dwellers and women upliftment for the economic and social development of tribals in Chhattisgarh.
While addressing the program, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said that our dream of Garhbo Nava Chhattisgarh will be fulfilled through holistic and multi-dimensional development of the state. Educational institutions such as Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Open University and the students earning degrees from these institutions can play a very important role in fulfilling this dream. Mr. Baghel said that when we say 'Baat hai Abhimaan ke, Chhattisgarhiya Swabhiman ke', we want to acknowledge the prestige and honour of Chhattisgarh. Participation and engagement of youth should be ensured through utilization of all our resources such as agriculture, forest, water, minerals, etc. Chief Minister said that we need to ponder upon the ways to strengthen higher education system, to uplift the weaker sections of the state, to link farm-forest-water resources mines with sustainable development, with youth in focus.
Revenue Minister Mr. Jai Singh Agrawal and Higher Education Minister Mr. Umesh Patel also addressed the ceremony. In the program, Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, Professor Mr. Nageswara Rao delivered his convocation address. Leader of Opposition Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik also addressed the function. On this occasion MP Mr. Arun Kumar Sao, Parliamentary Secretaries Smt. Rashmi Singh and Mr. Parasnath Rajwade, MLA Mr. Shailesh Pandey, Mr. Rajneesh Singh, Vice Chancellor Dr. Bansh Gopal Singh, Vice Chancellors and students of various universities were present.
In the convocation, 5 students were given PhD degree. Two students were awarded PhD in psychology and commerce, one student each in Political Science, Microbiology and Management. A total of 2105 students were awarded degrees and titles in the session of January to December 2019 and 10 thousand 730 students in the session of July to June 2019-20. In the session of January to December 2019, the students who got first place in the merit list, Kandala Srinivas (MA Politics), Chandrashekhar Srivas (MA Sanskrit), Vivekchandra Mahilang (MA Hindi), Mohanla Patel (MSc Mathematics), Vikas Kumar Mridha (PGDCA), Nisha Rajwade (MA English), Chanchal Gaikwad (MA History), Prashant Kumar Rangari (MA Economics), Prakash Chauhan (MA Sociology), Dipanjali Sadawati (B.Lib and ISc) were awarded Gold Medals. Similarly, in the session of July-June 2019-20, Doleshwari (MA Political Science), Kavita (MA Sanskrit), Chainuram Nagvanshi (MSc Mathematics), Amina Lakra (BA), Deepika Gupta (BSc), Dhalendra Chandrakar (B.Com), Toshendra Kumar Sahu (B.Ed), Uma Patel (MA Hindi), Priyanka Sahu (MA English), Ratri Aanchala (MA Sociology), Kalpana Devangan (B.Lib & ISc), Ritika (PGDCA), Santosh Kumar Dewangan (PG Diploma) were awarded gold medal.