Governor, Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar participated as Chief Guest in 53rd foundation day function of Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla .
Urban Development Minister, Suresh Bhardwaj and Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur was also present in this occasion.
While congratulating faculty members and students of the HP University on its 53rd Foundation Day, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar in his keynote address said that the aim of education should be to make a cultured and refined human being. Therefore, we get this flow of knowledge by reading good books other than textbooks, which helps in overall development, he added. He said that today we need to think differently. Our education should take us towards entrepreneurship and universities need to work positively in this direction”, he added and said our learning should be as per the present demand of the society and the curriculum should be fixed accordingly. He said that there was a time when the syllabus was decided according to the requirements of the industries but today what the society needs was important. He said that the education which was limited only to getting a job needs to be considered .
Shri Arlekar said that this journey of 53 years means a lot. There was a need to analyze the achievements and shortcomings of this journey, he added. Emphasizing on the need for improvement in grading from the university, he said that today a student definitely takes information about its grading before joining any institute, so we all should try to improve the grading together.
The Governor also laid the foundation of the Manikaran Girls Hostel to be constructed at a cost of Rs 8.11 Crore funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India under Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana. The hostel will be constructed in an area of 4410 square meters.