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Social responsibility integral to education: Jharkhand Governor

M.O.H. Farook, Governor of Jharkhand, handing over the first copy of the souvenir to K. Meena, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University at Jamal Mohamed College Diamond Jublee celebrations in Tiruchi on Monday. Photo: R. M. Rajarathinam

M.O.H. Farook, Governor of Jharkhand, handing over the first copy of the souvenir to K. Meena, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University at Jamal Mohamed College Diamond Jublee celebrations in Tiruchi on Monday. Photo: R. M. Rajarathinam   | Photo Credit: R_M_RAJARATHINAM

In the age of dynamic change, be part of it in a meaningful manner, Jharkhand Governor M.O.H. Farook advised students of Jamal Mohamed College on Monday.

While skill and knowledge resources are vital for the nation's competitive advantage, a sense of social responsibility has to be an integral part of education, the Governor said, addressing the College's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Learning, he said, was a continuous process, adding that the resolve arising from the sense of accomplishment through learning must be utilised for society's betterment.

For, education is a process that makes an individual a complete personality and an asset to the country, he said.

Referring to the National Skill Development Mission, Mr.Farook said the country, by setting the target to impart skills for 500 million youth by 2022, was on course to achieve incredible progress.

The Governor lauded the college founders M.Jamal Mohamed and N.M.Khajamian Rowther for their far-sightedness in starting the institution for uplift of socially backward sections of the society, and complimented the college for the milestones it has achieved on academic and extra-curricular fronts.

Mr.Farook who earlier declared open the Diamond Jubilee Arch handed over the first copy of the event souvenir to the Vice Chancellor of Bharathidasan University K.Meena.

The Governor also presented Distinguished Educationist Award to the College Secretary M.J.M.Abdul Gafoor, college president M.J.Noordeen, Treasurer K.A.Khaleel Ahamed, Assistant Secretary A.K. Khaja Nazeemudeen, and Management Committee Members A.G.Ahamed Hussain, K.M.Mohamed Abdul Gani and Av.M. Jafardeen. K.Parthasarathy, University Representative, College Principal M.Sheik Mohamed and former principal M.P.L.Ganesan were among the recipients of Distinguished Educational Service Award.

In her address, Dr.Meena was appreciative of the strong support provided to the college by the alumni chapters worldwide.

Nostalgia

The college was the first to implement ‘earn while you learn' scheme and establish Internet facility. Recalling his student days, Mr.Ganesan said the college nurtured secularism in right earnest.

Presenting the Diamond Jubilee report, Dr.Sheik Mohamed provided a detailed account of the progress of the college on academic, sports, and extra-curricular fronts in the last 60 years.

The strength of the students has increased from a few hundreds at the time of inception to about 10,000.

Thanking the alumni and other philanthropists for their contribution to the college's growth, he said that in addition to the government scholarships, well-wishers, and the college's employees pooled their resources to provide scholarships to the tune of Rs.40 lakh to poor students.

College Vice Principal A.R. Mohamed Ismail and others offered felicitations.

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