Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Centre of Excellence Government Degree College Sanjauli here today announced starting of Post Graduate classes in English and Hindi, BBA and PGDCA courses in this college from next academic session.Chief Minister said that the success in life largely depend on the availability and commitment of the talented and trained Human Resources and the role of education is most crucial in this. He said that the State Government has started a number of initiatives to underscore the need and importance of research and innovation in institutions of higher learning.He said that the State Government was committed to provide quality higher education that provides students access to world-class teaching methods and meets the dual challenge of providing employment while focusing on inclusive education. He said that education also needed to reflect and meet the requirements of contemporary times.He said that we should ensure that the educational institutions become potent tools of change that helps to make our State as well as nation a more just, equitable and educated society. He said that the State has made immense progress in all spheres of development and education in particular and the State has shown way for most of the developed States of the country. He said that today Himachal Pradesh was the second most literate State of the country after Kerala. He said that the girls in particular were doing commendable performance in education and had outshined the boys in every competitive examination. Jai Ram Thakur said that the teachers were the architect of the nation in real sense as they not only impart education to the students but also help in inculcating moral values which were vital for the allover development of the society. He said that after parents, teachers were responsible for the bright future of the students. He said that the teachers should also come forward to inculcate moral value amongst the students.
While expressing concern over the increase incidences of drug abuse among the students, Chief Minister urged the teachers to come forward to check this social evil. He said that menace of drugs was one of the most dreaded social evils which was damaging the very fabric of the society. The Chief Minister said that the State Government was committed to strengthen this college. He said that as soon as the land was made available, girls’ hostel would be constructed in the college.The Chief Minister also released the Souvenir and e-Journal marking the Golden Jubilee of the College on the occasion.Education Minister Shri Suresh Bhardwaj while congratulating the teachers, students and former students of the College said that the College has an honour of being the only Centre of Excellence in the State. He said that several alumni of this college has created a special place for themselves in various spheres. He said that Himachal Pradesh has made unparallel progress in the field of education He said that the State has a vast network of quality educational institutions providing best education to the students nearer to their homes. Principal, Government Degree College Sanjauli Dr. C.B. Mehta welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He also highlighted the achievements by the college during last fifty years. HP High Court Justice Sandeep Sharma, Secretary Agriculture Rakesh Kanwar, alumni of the college remembered their college days.Lecturer of the College Dr. Ravinder Chauhan presented vote of thanks.Director Higher Education Dr. Amarjit Sharma, Managing Director HPSEBL J.P. Kalta, Former Principals of the Colleges, Former students, teachers and students were percent on the occasion.