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Educational institutions must contribute to sustain and enrich Indian culture: Governor

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GUWAHATI, Nov 18: Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi said, “Indian culture, education and value system are far more superior to other countries of the world. So, in sync with our rich cultural antecedents, educational institutions especially the schools must devote themselves in teaching to sustain our rich heritage.”
Inaugurating the golden jubilee ceremony of Bapujee College at Sarukshetri on Friday, Governor Prof Mukhi said that Bapujee College which is celebrating its 50 years’ service to the society, should devote itself to rediscover the inner vitality of Indian culture to complement Indian education system to reach a great height.
He also advocated for inclusion of games and sports activities in the curriculum of education to keep the soul, body and mind of the students fit. He also reiterated the need of making ‘yoga’ which is India’s gift to the outside world an indispensable part of the life of every student.
The Governor while complementing the Bapujee College for rendering services in the field of knowledge dissemination for the last 50 years, said that in this process the college has been providing its students opportunities and challenges to face the world with conviction. He also said that the role of the college has also enabled the students to inculcate in them values, commitments and services for manifesting a knowledge-driven society.
He on this occasion also extended his congratulations to the faculty members past and present of the college for their unrelenting role which enabled the institution to reach this milestone.
He hailed the role of the college in the last 50 years for creating an enabling academic atmosphere which is evidently clear from its results. Motivating the students to aim for greater targets in life, he urged them to take lessons from the successes of the persons like Justice Holiram Deka, litterateur Hitesh Deka, retired IPS officer Harekrishna Deka, the present director of the Intelligence Bureau of India Tapan Kumar Deka who all hail from Sarukshetri area. These great personalities are the inspirations for the students to work hard and contribute to the growth of a new and resilient India.
Speaking on the National Education Policy, the Governor said that the policy being rolled out and implemented in Assam gives a new horizon of learning. He said that Bapujee College must adopt strategies to accept the opportunities unleashed by NEP 2020. He said that in the light of NEP 2020 and to cope with the changing academic scenario, Bapujee College must introduce new streams preferably science to cater to the needs of the students.
The Governor on the occasion also appealed to the students to be more focused with their goals to pursue their mission with greater resoluteness. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi who said – ‘Be the change that you wish to see in this world’, the Governor appealed to the students to prepare themselves to lead the world, be the change and make Assam and India proud.
Deputy commissioner of Barpeta Aayush Garg, president, Bapujee College governing body Gauri Kanta Barman, principal Dr Ramesh Das, students and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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