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“You all should be job givers rather than job seekers. Work for the betterment of the country,” President Droupadi Murmu urged students while delivering her address during the 12th convocation of Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University at Baripada on Saturday.
President Murmu also lauded Mayurbhanj by stating that her first identity is that she is the daughter of this soil.
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“The university has completed 25 years, but this educational institution has carved its niche in the field of higher education in this short span. I am seeing a new trend in the country and it is also visible here. Out of 1500 students at the university, 550 students are boys and 950 girls while 161 students are from tribal community. Of the 90 PhD holders, 50 students are girls and 21 girls students are among the 34 gold medalists. It is the achievement of women in higher education,” said Murmu.
According to the first citizen of India, girls need to be encouraged and it is everybody’s responsibility. Providing education to girls is the highest contribution. Education and learning don’t stop as it is a never-ending process. Instead of running after jobs, it is greater to be job givers, she said.
During her address, the President also said that the world today is going through complex situation of global warming and climate change which have emerged as major challenges. India proposed to the world to lifestyle for the environment.
“Similipal holds a special place as far as biodiversity is concerned. Safeguarding biodiversity, wildlife and preventing forest fires are of paramount importance to us. It is imperative that we leverage 21st century technology, smart sensors, satellite systems, artificial indolence and others to address the challenges of climate change, forest protection and biodiversity,” said President Murmu.
President Droupadi Murmu also said that Similipal’s unexplored territories harbour many unidentified species of flora and fauna that need to be studied, protected and brought to the attention of the world.
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