Students can play great role in building nation: Dr Jitendra

Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurating Shivalik Hostel in SMVDU, Katra on Saturday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Union Minister, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurating Shivalik Hostel in SMVDU, Katra on Saturday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Union Minister inaugurates Shivalik Hostel at SMVDU

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, Feb 2: Union Minister in PMO with Independent charge of North Eastern States, Dr. Jitendra Singh today inaugurated the Shivalik Hostel for Girls at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, (SMVDU) Katra.
Addressing the function after the inauguration of hostel at SMVD Matrika Auditorium here, Dr Jitendra Singh said the manner in which the SMVDU evolved it self in last two decades is appreciable.
He, said that students are slated to perform a great role in building a nation of Modi’s dreams. He said that presently students are more informative and one can learn a lot from them. “I have lived to learn from youngsters”, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said best teacher for any learner could be his student. He said the performance of the varsity has been marvelous. There is a huge change in the country now as most toppers in Civil Services and other competitive examinations now come from humble background like government schools and Navodaya Vidiyalayas in rural areas and not from convents etc.
The Union Minister said that presently the disadvantaged Section of the Society has become empowered and the level of self esteem has gone up which has come in the younger generation that constitutes 70 percent of country’s population.
He asked the students that let them conduct a survey they will come to know that every third person is bellow 40 years of age. Moreover, there is also gender change now as during last three years the girls are toppers in Civil Services, he added.
However, this jinx was broken this year, he said adding a boy was topper this time. Dr Jitendra said that children have now moved ahead and told them that they are lucky as they are living in such an age where aspirations have no limit.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that need of the hour is that the youth should have a focused goal in life instead of just pursuing a course for which they don’t have liking or desire. “This is the reason that many of our PhDs also go waste at present”. A PhD in Biotechnology is working as a manager in a company which is totally mismatch. “This mismatch happens as we are still an evolving nation”, he added.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the mismatch in choosing a profession can also happen because we have shortage of avenues. “During our time we did not had the means but this time the students have all means at their command”, he added.
He also, as a word of caution emphasized that students must utilize their time while using virtual technology. Dr Jitendra Singh said that Rs 45 crore were got sanctioned by Union Government for construction of the Girls Hostel.
The Union Minister was welcomed by Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU. The Union Minister also took active interest in the architecture and facilities provided in the girls Hostel. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, presented a memento to the Union Minister as a token of gratitude.


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