Chittorgarh: ‘Knowledge of both education and culture is essential so that the history of that culture and education can be better understood and appreciated, thereby internalizing the best purpose of education,’ said Shri Manoj Sinha, Union Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India, as the chief guest while addressing the students ofMewar University on the occasion ofFreshers’ Welcome and Foundation Day function, AAGAAZ-2015 on September 21, 2015.
Shri Sinha also underscored the importance of students choosing to become entrepreneurs as their career objectives, since this will not only help the students but will also bring about development in the country. To prove their calibre, today’s students must change their mindset in tune with the fast changing demands of a fiercely competitive and globalized scenario.
The Minister added that education should not be aimed at creating mere job seekers. Emphasizing on the significance of quality in education, Mr. Sinha laid down the principles of
3 R’s—Responsiveness, Responsibility and Reliability—for the students to achieve success in their lives and careers.
Chairperson of Mewar University, Dr. Ashok Kumar Gadiya extended a warm welcome to all the new students for the academic session 2015-16. In his welcome speech, Dr. Gadiya said that the University is providing education as well as training and placement facilities to all the students, who hail from 23 states of the country and are pursuing their studies in different faculties. Dr Gadiya further informed the audience that among the students, 75 per cent come from the rural areas and belong to SC, ST and OBC categories.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. P. Ramaiya presented a report on Mewar University’s growth—Past and Present. The programme was presided by Shri C.P. Joshi, MP, Chittorgarh, Lok-Sabha Constituency. The guests of honour gracing the occasion were Shri Shrichand Kraplani, Member, Legislative Assembly, Nimbahera, Shri C.R. Choudhary, MP, Nagaur, Shri Suresh Dhakar, Member, Legislative Assembly, Begun. Shri Ratan Gadri, President BJP, Chittorgarh; Shri Ashok Navlakha Ex Member, Legislative Assembly Nimbahera; Smt Bhagwati Devi Jhala, BJP Leader.
The guests were felicitated by Dr. Ashok Kumar Gadiya, Chairman, Mewar University, Shri Govind Lal Ji Gadiya, Secretary, MES, Shri R. K. Gadiya, Member, BOM, and Shri Sunil Kumar Gadiya, Member, BOM.
The cultural programme began with the students belting out the patriotic number “Jai ho…” followed by lilting lyrics of Sufi-songs such as “Mast Kalander ”, and patriotic songs like “Sandese aate hain …(Border)”, exemplifying patriotic fervour and sacrifice of our defence forces .
The cultural evening witnessed brilliant performance by students who took part in drama and poetry recital, which focused on female infanticide, child labour and deprivation of basic education, and above all, respect for foreign tourists visiting our country. The Big Day reached its climax with the announcement of Mr. and Miss Fresher. This was the most sought-after event. The title of Mr. Fresher went to Mr. Surendra Bharti Goswami, a student of B.Sc. Agriculture and the title of Miss Fresher went to Ms. Urvashi Vaishnavi, a student of BBA. Finally, the curtain came down on this cultural extravaganza of art, music and dance with the singing of National Anthem by one and all.