Governor H.R. Bhardwaj on Thursday told university teachers to attract better talent and help improve the standards of education to remain competitive and relevant in the face of intense competition.

In his Republic Day address at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Grounds here on Thursday, the Governor said: “Universities cannot merely remain as teaching shops.” Referring to malnutrition, Mr Bhardwaj said even after three decades of implementation of Integrated Child Development Programme introduced by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, “we are still witnessing prevalence of malnutrition. We need to redouble our efforts with a clear focus on improving the conditions and invest wisely on our children.”