Raipur: Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (Central University) vice chancellor Professor Alok Kumar Chakrawal paid a courtesy call on the President of India Draupadi Murmub at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Chakrawal expressed his heartfelt happiness and congratulated the President on assuming the offices of the President and of the Visitor of the Central University.
Besides, he also presented a copy of the book “Birsa Munda – Tribal Pride” on the life, the important contribution to the freedom struggle movement, and high moral ideals of the great freedom fighter, Bhagwan Birsa Munda, a symbol of tribal pride to the President.
Prof. Chakrawal gave detailed information to President Murmu about the positive efforts being made in University for the overall successful implementation of the National Education Policy 2020. Adopting the points of employment-oriented education, skill development, and value-based education, mentioned in the National Education Policy 2020, the University has started the “Swavalambi Chhattisgarh” scheme with the concept of “Shiksha ke saath bhi, shiksha ke baad bhi”. This innovative initiative has been taken by the Central University to make the youth of Chhattisgarh self-reliant in various fields including entrepreneurship and skill development. The youth of Chhattisgarh State will be endowed with self-reliance, courage and perspicacity to face future challenges during the study period itself with this resolution.
Professor Chakrawal also mentioned in this meeting the progress being made at the university in various areas of academics, research, and innovation. He also informed the Hon’ble President about the project “Center for Integrated Community Empowerment and Sustainable Development through Training of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh” for tribal students. Under this centre, tribal students will be prepared for various national and state level competitive examinations with free residential facilities.
The President expressed happiness over the continuous progress of Guru Ghasidas University and expressed hope that in the coming years, the University would become a leading university in the country in academics, research, and other extracurricular activities.