USTM celebrates National Education Day 2020
Prof. G.D. Sharma addressing the gathering on the occasion of National Education Day
Baridua, Ri-Bhoi, Meghalaya, 11 November 2020, Wednesday: The only way that an university can progress is that it must reach out to the people by bringing innovation to teaching methods, inspiring students to do things that can contribute to the society. This was stated today by Prof. G.D. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya while speaking on the occasion of National Education Day to commemorate Maulana Abul Kalam Azad- the great visionary and architect of the Nation’s education system. Organized by University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM), the function was participated by the administrative officials and faculty members of USTM apart from the dignitaries. The event started with a short welcome speech by Ms. Anju Hazarika, Registrar, USTM, which was followed by the keynote address by Prof. G.D. Sharma. Delivering his speech Prof. Sharma said, “I salute Maulana Abul Kalam Azad for his immense contribution to the national educational scenario. We should think about upgrading our education and be innovative and impart cooperative teaching”. “While universities were earlier considered as places of study and research only, the present concept is that universities should produce people who think not only about personal growth, but also try to reach out to people,” he added.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. R.K. Sharma, Advisor, USTM said that Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was a great executor and remembered that all the big educational and cultural establishments such as IIT, UGC, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sangeet Natak Akademy, Lalit Kala Academy etc are the brainchild of this great visionary. “He gave great importance in building institutions. He laid the foundation stone and streamlined the whole education system of India”, he added.