30th Nov 2022 10:11:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Nov 30: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the 20th Convocation of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), today. The Governor, who is also the Chief Rector of RGU delivered the presidential address and awarded the Chancellor’s Gold Medal to Mr. Kabeer Kashyap, MCA. Mr. Okimang Nobeng, BFA received the Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal for the year 2021-22.
The Governor emphasized that for ensuring academic excellence of the Central University, there must be concerted effort from the students and faculty to give it a Pan India character. He said that Pan India character will facilitate the lone Central University of the State in having accomplished teachers, knowledge park, personality growth of students and examples of good leadership.
The Governor underscored that peace, order and discipline in the educational campus is crucial. All issues can be resolved by dialogue and lawlessness, vandalism and damage of properties and agitations should not be resorted to on the premise, he said. 
Underscoring the need for a proper academic calendar which must be implemented in letter and spirit, he said 100 percent classes must be run by teachers and attended by students.
The Governor, who started the tradition of providing a copy of the Fundamental Duties of the Constitution of India with the Degree, advised the degree recipients to abide by the Constitution of India and perform their fundamental duties as enshrined in Part IV –A, Article-51 A, Sub-Articles (a) to (k). He said that Fundamental Duties are the most important part of the Constitution of India.
The Governor advised the passing out students to realise their social responsibility and said that acquiring of education is a continuous process and it should never cease. 
The Governor stressed that the passing out students must not run after government job but start off some ‘Start up’ projects and become job providers. Pay back to society, he said while stating that no work is small or below dignity as long as it does not break the social or legal norms.
Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi, Department of Economics, University of Allahabad, UP, Chairman, UP State Council of Higher Education and Director, Agro Economic Research Centre delivered the Convocation Address.
Prof. Saket Kushwaha, Vice Chancellor, RGU briefed about the achievements and new initiatives of the lone Central University of the State.
First Lady of the State Smt Neelam Misra, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. A. Mitra, Dr. Registrar, Nabam Tadar Rikam, Deans, Teaching Faculty, Officers of the University along with distinguished Guests, passing out students and scholars, their families and friends participated in the Convocation. 
A total of 6,352 students graduated in the academic session 2021 – 22 and were conferred with degrees during the XX Convocation. Of which, 62 PhDs, 56 MPhil, and 947 post-graduation and 5,405 undergraduate degrees. In PG a total of 34 gold medalists (8 male and 26 female), while in UG category, a total of 29 (5 male and 24 female) shall be awarded. Besides, RGU also produced 109 Post Graduate Diplomas and scores of Diploma and Certificate holders in various fields.
Earlier, the Governor laid wreath at the ‘Wall of Heroes’ installed at the amphitheatre of the Rajiv Gandhi University. The Wall of Heroes, an initiative of the Vidya-Veerata Abhiyan under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, pays homage to war heroes conferred with the Param Vir Chakra.

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