MKU to adopt village

R. Karpaga Kumaravel.

R. Karpaga Kumaravel.  

Village being identified in consultation with Collector

: As a part of its social obligation, the Madurai Kamaraj University is going to adopt a village and contribute to its holistic development and empowerment of people.

The village is being identified in consultation with the District Collector C. Kamaraj and several activities that will lead to sustainable development would be taken up.

R. Karpaga Kumaravel, Vice-Chancellor, MKU, told The Hindu here on Wednesday that the varsity already had consultations with the district administration and the village adoption is a major activity of this year's Independence Day.

“I strongly believe that universities have a social role to play and they have a social obligation to contribute for village people. With that objective, our university is in touch with the Madurai District Collector and requested him to suggest a village,” he said. The Vice-Chancellor said that the MKU will undertake programmes that help in the uplifting of people living in the adopted village. “Literacy, education, empowerment and developmental activities like roads, health and hygiene would be areas of focus for us,” he said.

According to him, the university is more concerned about the sustainability of Village Adoption Programme and hence a mechanism is being worked out to ensure its continuity.

He said that if people are empowered, the scope for getting cheated or exploited by others would get reduced substantially. The university is also planning to involve agencies, philanthropists and Non-Governmental Organisations working in the sphere of rural development.

On the Independence Day, the MKU students who took part in the Youth Parliament and won national award from the Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs will be felicitated.

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