DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Governor Dr.K.K.Paul and Former chairman of ISRO Prof A,S Kiran Kumar today inaugurated the Toppers Conclave at Raj Bhawan.
Education minister Arvind Pandey, higher education minister Dhan Singh Rawat and VCs of all state universities were present on the occasion.
Welcoming Prof Kiran Kumar, Dr Paul said that the main objective of the conclave was to develop an environment of academic excellence and create an interest in technological development and modern learning among students.
The conclave not only encourages the toppers but also acts as an inspiration to other students. The proceedings and lectures delivered at the conclave would be published in the form of a book and sent to the universities.
The Governor said that the education system must be future oriented along with being modern He said that students must be familiar with smart campuses as well as smart villages.
Prof Kiran Kumar, the main speaker at the inaugural session, spoke on the role of scientific and technological research in nation building, told the students present that they should keep learning from their failures. Many challenges and failures faced during the early days of the Indian space mission. Despite this, the Indian scientists, through their determination and hard work, succeeded.
Chandrayan, Mangalayan and satellite launch vehicles had enhanced the prestige of India. The best use of scientific and technological development was for human welfare.
Indian satellites have brought about a revolution in agriculture, navigation, weather forecasting and telecommunications. He said that learning, unlearning and re-learning were important for students.Technology was changing fast and students must be ready to learn new things always.
Arvind Pandey said that students must learn to face challenges. Dhan Singh Rawat said that that universities in the state had 93 per cent faculty appointed in them.Soon, a Gyan Kumbh would be organized in the state.
VC of Uttarakhand Residential University Prof HS Dhami made the welcome address while UCOST DG Dr.Rajendra Dobhal presented the vote of thanks.