Updated 16 May 2022, 6:24 pm
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated before students of Dhanamanjuri University on Monday that their academic period is limited to just six-seven years, and advised against wasting their time on unproductive things which can disturb the academic atmosphere and sessions.
He was speaking as the chief guest of the inaugural function of the first DMUnifest, a youth festival of DM University and its constituent colleges of DM College of Science, DM College of Commerce, DM College of Arts, Ghanapriya Women’s College and LMS Law College at the Central Hall, DM College of Science, Dhanamanjuri University, Manipur.
He appealed to the young students against joining agitations and taking part in strikes and bandhs and said if they need anything or are facing issues, they can first approach their university authorities or department concerned to discuss the issue. He said the students can also meet him, mentioning that there are no issues that cannot be settled or solved. “We cannot succeed without showing respect to our elders,” he said and asked the students to be respectful to their teachers and elders. He said that nepotism in promotion and employment at institutions and offices will not be tolerated and will be streamlined on merit/seniority basis according to the Recruitment Rules.
The state is fortunate to get a university of the stature of DM University, he further said, expressing his happiness over witnessing the discipline and respect highlighted by the young students of the university during the march past parade.
He further stressed on the need to include Manipur’s history in the educational syllabus.
Further highlighting some developmental works in connection with DM University, he said that as part of the 100-days programme of the government, new infrastructures to be inaugurated before June 30 include Academic Block for Arts, Science and Commerce, Main Library, library block for GP College. He said DPRs are being prepared for additional hostel, examination block, laboratories, he said, adding that bifurcation of Teaching and Non-teaching staff from Directorate of Higher Education is a major demand and will be decided upon at the earliest by the cabinet.
Assuring to develop infrastructure of the university at the earliest, he also expressed belief that the youth festival will encourage the idea of a united society and understanding among the different communities.
The inaugural function was also attended by Education minister Th Basanta Singh, Thangmeiband MLA Kh Joykishan and Commissioner Higher and technical education M Harekhrishna, vice chancellor professor N Rajmuhon, principals of constituent colleges, faculty members, students, among others. A march past parade was also conducted as part of the inaugural function. (DIPR)
First published:16 May 2022, 5:17 pm