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Education should be used for nation’s progress: Gov

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 9 Apr: Governor Baby Rani Maurya participated in the 14th Convocation of ‘College of Engineering’ in Roorkee on Tuesday. Describing Roorkee as the Engineering Capital of India, the Governor said that the town had many achievements in this sector. The first engineering college of Asia was opened in Roorkee, now known as IIT Roorkee.
Stressing on the use of engineering and education in the interest of society and the nation, the Governor said that many scientists, engineers and educationists of gave preference to the interests of the nation over personal well-being. Education and research work needed to be for human welfare always. She advised that, to connect students with social issues, the college should conduct educational, health, cleanliness and other awareness programmes in nearby villages.
The Governor added that students should use their wisdom and education to sort out the local problems of Uttarakhand. Merely getting jobs should not be the aim of Education, but it should be utilised for the progress of the country.
Advising students to keep pace with technological changes, successfully, Governor Maurya said that these were occurring at a rapid pace, these days. Artificial intelligence and user friendly technology hads covered every space of life. This was the era of the Internet of Things.
Emphasising on women empowerment, the Governor said that they should have equal rights from the college campus to companies and every office. Women should get equal opportunity in decision making.
The Governor declared that higher education was the pivot of economic and social development. The education system required to go beyond the traditional syllabus and educational methods. Youth were the strength of the nation. Creativity of the youth would push the country towards progress globally. The country’s future depended on the vision of the youngsters. High quality research and inventions were the biggest requirements of the country.
As many as 721 students were given degrees during the convocation.