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We need to make our education system relevant to our times: Union Minister Muraleedharan

We need to make our education system relevant to our times: Union Minister Muraleedharan


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Feb 28 2020 DHNS: We need to make our education system relevant to our times by re-inventing it in line with our ancient knowledge and our present challenges, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Thursday.


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Educationist, Realtor and entrepreneur K C Naik was conferred honorary doctorate degree (Honoris Causa) during the 38th Convocation of Mangalore University at Mangala auditorium in Mangalore University campus on Thursday.

 

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‘’By combining the wisdom of ancient times with the challenges of modern times, will result in a more ethical and happier world.’’

Muraleedharan was delivering the 38th Convocation address of Mangalore University at Mangala auditorium on the varsity campus on Thursday.

‘’The New Education Policy 2019, which is in its draft stages now, provides for multiple exit and entry options for students, starting with the secondary education stage and going all the way up to undergraduate and postgraduate education and research,’’ he
said.

The minister said it was high time youth discover the fact that how fortunate they really are. He appealed to the youth to reaching out to the people in distress.

‘’Make honest attempts to redressing the grievances of people and you will find yourself benefitted,’’ he said.

Realtor and entrepreneur K C Naik was conferred the honorary doctorate degree (Honoris Causa) in recognition of his contributions to the
society.

Doctor of Literature (Sociology) was awarded to C N Shankar Rao and Sripathi Tantri. As many as 105 researchers received their doctorate degrees (Arts- 23, Science-
adi s63, Commerce- 8, and Education - 11).

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Mangalore University (MU) Vice Chancellor Prof P S Yadapadithaya, Registrar Prof A M Khan, Registrar (Evaluation) V Ravindrachary, memebrs of academic council, Syndicate and even the recepient of honorary doctorate degree (Honoris Causa) K C Naik were clad in Khadi-silk.


The visually impaired rankholder at convocation: Who secured first rank in BSW (88.02 per cent), received a thunderous applause from the audience when he walked to the stage to collect the certificate and cash award from Mangalore University (MU) Vice Chancellor Prof P S Yadapadithaya.

Nithyananda, a visually impaired, was staying with his visually impaired friends Gururaj and Pradeep to realise their common dream of clearing Civil Service Examination (CSE) and becoming IAS officers.

‘’I cannot forget Alva’s Education Foundation (AEF) Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva or BSW department in my life. He offered us free hostel and education,’’ Nithyananda recollected with gratitude.

As many as 66 students, who secured first rank (PG -48 and UG- 18), also received their degree certificates. Nithyananda is an alumnus of Roman and Catherine Lobo School for the Blind.

‘Indebted to Indi’One of the researchers who was awarded with doctorate degree by MU was Musa L Faal from Gambia in West Africa.

Musa’s thesis on ‘Problems and Prospects of Smal Scale Industry: A Study of Selected Units of Brikama Region in the Gambia’ was awarded doctorate degree by the MU.

A beneficiary of Gambia-India Student Exchange Programme, he had completed his masters in Business Administration in New Delhi.

Expressing gratitude to both Gambia and India, Musa told mediapersons that he would return to Gambia and work for the welfare of his country.

Earlier, Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muralieedharan inaugurated ‘Shaheed sthal’ or war memorial at Mangala auditorium
grounds.


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