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Alumni must contribute towards their institutions : Khattar

 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday  said alumni must ensure their contribution as  ‘Guru-Dakshina’ to their institutions because any institute can grow better with the contributions made by its alumni.

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday  said alumni must ensure their contribution as  ‘Guru-Dakshina’ to their institutions because any institute can grow better with the contributions made by its alumni.

Addressing ‘Alumni-Meet-2022’ held at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak today, the CM said whenever old students revisit their institutes, then they reminisce about that glorious phase of their lives that they spent there. Going down the memory lane of his college days, Khattar said he still remembers each corner of his college Pandit Neki Ram Sharma in Rohtak. Educational institutions are also like our home, every student is attached to it like a family member, he said.

Describing the importance of Alumni-Meet, Khattar said from the 273-year-old University of America, Princeton-University to Harvard University, Alumni-Meets are organised in almost every university across the globe. Alumni of these universities have made a special contribution in the progress of their universities.

Describing the importance of Alumni-Meet, the Chief Minister said that from the 273-year-old University of America, Princeton-University to Harvard University, Alumni-Meets are organized in almost every University across the globe. Alumni of these Universities have made a special contribution in the progress of their universities.

“It is the responsibility of all of you to support the younger brothers and sisters studying in this University either by guiding them, paying their fees or in any other way,” said Khattar while addressing the alumni.

Referring to the role of education for development in society, the CM said in ancient times, Gurukul tradition was there in our country where free education was given. Students who were educated from these Gurukul used to give Guru-Dakshina once a year showing respect to their Guru. The same in the present time, Dakshina-Day is now known as a convocation ceremony, he added.

Giving information about the steps taken to bring reforms in the education sector, the CM said this year an amount of Rs 20,000 Crore has been allocated to the education sector so as to achieve the target of constructing one college within a radius of every 20 kilometer and one medical college in every district.  This year four new medical colleges will be made functional, he added.

Khattar directed the Vice Chancellor of the University to write a letter on his behalf to all the alumni of the University, urging them to ensure their contribution in the progress of the University. The CM said it is not only the government’s responsibility to take the country forward, but it is the duty of every citizen.

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