The governor, also the chief rector of RGU, presided over the function while chief minister Pema Khandu graced the function as chief guest Credit: Nengker Tagia

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra has commended the students and faculty of Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) for lifting the university from 100th to 2nd position in the All-India Central Universities Ranking.

RGU is the lone Central University of Arunachal.

Participating in the 38th Foundation Day celebration of the University at Rono Hills near here on Thursday, Mishra also lauded the perceptive change the RGU has gone through under the leadership of its vice-chancellor Saket Kushwaha.

The governor, also the chief rector of RGU, presided over the function while chief minister Pema Khandu graced the function as chief guest.
The governor in his speech emphasised on the personality growth of the students and maintaining a conducive academic atmosphere in the university. He also highlighted the need for a good teaching and learning environment. He called for moulding the students to become promising and informed citizens.

Mishra advised the faculties to be well prepared for giving lessons to their class and stay abreast with the latest inputs on their teaching subjects. He advised the students to study for knowledge and not for certification.
“You must, throughout your life, remain worthy of your degree in word and action,” he said.

Highlighting the good teacher-student relationship, the governor said that teachers must try to leave an indelible imprint on the mind of their wards through comprehensive knowledge, sincerity and take a genuine interest in the personality growth of their students.

He said such a relationship built on mutual trust will be an everlasting bond.

The governor hoped the university would implement the New National Education Policy in letter and spirit.

Earlier in the day, Mishra unveiled the Param Vir Chakra winners’ ‘Wall of Heroes’ on the university campus.

He also laid the foundation stone for spectators’ seating and a viewers’ gallery in the RGU sports arena.

Chief Minister Khandu unveiled the university signage and laid the foundation stone of Student’s Activity Centre.

The governor later felicitated the health centre personnel who have played a commendable role for the test and treatment of Covid-19 pandemic-affected people and the retiring employees and Team RGU, who participated in the Republic Day celebration at Raj Bhavan.

S K Srivastava, the vice-chancellor of North East Hill University, Shillong delivered the Foundation Day speech.

First Lady Neelam Misra, local MLA Tana Hali Tara, director general of police R P Upadyaya along with the alumni and members of the university and other dignitaries attended the celebration.

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