Bhubaneswar: Along with President Ram Nath Kovind, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik also attended the valedictory function of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar today.
Addressing the function, Patnaik said, “I am glad that today our Hon’ble Rastrapatiji has graced this historic occasion adding lustre to the platinum jubilee celebration of Utkal University. I welcome him to Odisha.”
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, in last November when I was amongst you, I was greatly moved by your sentiments, your emotions and your enthusiasm to be part of this great celebration. Encouraging cooperation and involvement of the Faculty and the Alumni has made this occasion a grand success.
In fact, students and teachers are the souls of any educational institution. A healthy relationship between teachers and students is essential for any institution to scale new heights. Together you can bring about the desired academic excellence and add glory to the institution.
The real objective of education should be to develop innovative ideas, leadership quality and broaden the outlook of the students so that they can utilise their talents for the wellbeing of humanity.
Students should not just learn to make a living, they should be able to make a life. We want our new generation to be entrepreneurs both — economic and social entrepreneurs. Our students must be able to dream big and contribute on a global scale. As Gandhiji had said, you have to be the change, you want to see in society. Utkal University is an institution of eminence not only in Odisha but also in the entire country. Let us work together to take our Utkal University to new heights of glory, he added.