Bhubaneswar: The Central University of Odisha at Koraput today adopted five villages adjacent to the varsity for its socio economic development.
This initiation was taken under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, started by the Centre to bring transformational changes in the rural development process.
Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, Vice Chancellor of the University inaugurated “Unnat Bharat Abhiyan” programme of the University, organised at Chikapar village of Sunabeda.
Prof. Mohanty said Charity begins at home and the development of the University should start from the local villages.
The University announced the adoption of the five adjacent villages named Chikapar, Chakarliput, Rajpalama, Balda and Nuaguda.
The Vice Chancellor also stressed the need for local area development of the villages, concentrating on education, health care, adult literacy, sanitation and skill development among the rural people.
The University will take initiative on field work for village survey.
Activities will be conducted for educational and Computer literacy programme for the village students of age group 12 to 20 years, coaching of village students for various competitive examination and for proficiency in English and mathematics.