Union Minister Pardhan, CM Sangma of Meghalaya attended the convocation of NEHU.
Shillong: Union Minister for Education, Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday attended the 27th convocation of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) at the University Campus of Shillong as a special guest.
Pradhan was accompanied by Meghalaya Chief Minister Konrad K Sangma as the chief guest.
A total of 15,955 degrees were conferred during the convocation out of which 117 were PhD, 8 M.Phil, 1559 PG degrees and 14,271 bachelor’s degrees.
In his address, the Union Minister said that it was time for the students to give back to the community and urged the pass out students to create jobs. He added that the National Education Policy (NEP) introduced by the central government would bring good reforms in the education sector, which would ultimately help in building a strong nation.
He further said that the Prime Minister has reiterated the important point that all local and regional languages are all national languages, and this is an important feature of NEP. He also mentioned not forgetting one’s roots and taking responsibility of the society.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today congratulated the graduating students and thanked the Union Minister for exempting Meghalaya from the purview of CUET. He also emphasized the need to remember the major goals and objectives of life and to take risks to reach the next level. He urged the students not to be discouraged by failure and not to let success go to their head.
Later, the Union Minister and Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Minister of State for Education Lahkmen Rymbui and other officials held a review meeting on education, skills development and industrialization at NEHU.
After the meeting, the Union Minister said that Meghalaya was going to be an ideal state for many governing units of the country. He added that the state government was aggressively and actively implementing the national education policy.
The Union Minister further said that all the educational institutions of the Central Government located in Meghalaya were working together and from now on they would be part of the policy process. These educational institutions will be the academic partners of the Meghalaya government and will work together. He emphasized that there were 1.5 million students in Meghalaya, and that the state and central governments would have to create productive manpower for the future.
Later, Pardhan visited Umsning Presbyterian School. He said that the aspirations and aspirations of the future leaders of this school in the Ribhoi district of Meghalaya, neurosurgeons, pilots, engineers, soccer players and musicians would confirm the belief that India is going to be an academic society.