Focus on true spirit of education

Goa governor exhorts students to take care of parents and protect women

By Khwaja Jamal in Muzaffarpur
  • Published 15.07.15
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with his Goa counterpart Mridula Sinha and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University vice-chancellor Pandit Palande (right) during the convocation ceremony in Muzaffarpur on Tuesday. Picture by Kumar Uttam

Goa governor Mridula Sinha on Tuesday underlined the true essence of education and character-building at the convocation address of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University at Amrapali auditorium.

Presiding as the chief guest, she stressed on moral education and character building.

Sinha exhorted the students not to send their parents to old-age homes.

"Try to protect your marriage and do not split on trivial issues. Wherever you find women and girls in distress, try to save them," she said.

The Goa governor, who hails from Muzaffarpur, asked the audience to keep surroundings healthy and plant trees.

Vice-chancellor (VC) Pandit Palande also bestowed a Doctorate in Literature degree to Sinha.

Earlier, the VC awarded certificates to 158 students, including toppers of postgraduate courses and those who cleared PhD this year. Registrar Ritesh Mishra proposed a vote of thanks.

Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Tuesday focused on the true essence of education.

Delivering the convocation address at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University at Amrapali auditorium on Tuesday, Tripathi said: "Education disseminates feelings, sympathy and cultural ethos. Quality teaching at the same time opens up vistas of umpteen possibilities. But in the materialistic world, it has certain shortcomings. Today, in an era of commercialisation of education, it has posed several challenges."

He added: "The ancient and traditional education system should be preserved as it is closely linked to culture and heritage. At the same time, education should provide employment."

Tripathi lauded the efforts of VC Palande for his efforts in maintaining academic excellence at the university.

"The teachers' community should be attentive and watchful owing to the blend of ancient and new system of education in preserving behavioural education policy. This convocation would prove to be a milestone in efforts to preserve the ancient and traditional education system," he said.

Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University popularly also known as BR Ambedkar Bihar University was established in 1960.

The university has 37 constituent colleges. Distance education courses are also offered. Besides, the university organises symposium, seminars and workshops.