‘University in the Village’ initiative started by Gondwana University.

University in the Village
Dr. Prashant Bokare speaking as Dewaji Tofa and others are seated.

Gadchiroli April 3 (District Correspondent) Gondwana University has started the initiative ‘University in the Village’ at village Jambhli in dhanora taluka.

The government has started efforts to implement the new National Education Policy – 2020 regarding primary to higher education.  However, the level of higher education is not seen among the youths of tribal, remote areas of Gadchiroli, Chandrapur district and the education of many students is incomplete. Keeping this matter in mind, this initiative was started.

The initiative was launched at the hands of Mr. Dewaji Tofa, social worker at village Jambhli in Dhanora taluka the other day. Vice-Chancellor Dr. of Prashant Bokare, presided over the programme. This is the first experiment in the state and this activity is being implemented like a night school.

Pro VC Dr. Shriram Kawle, Registrar Dr. Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Director Examination and Evaluation Dr. Anil Chitade, Director of Research Centre Dr. Manish Uttarwar, Ms. Vidya Bokare,  Jambli Gram Panchayat Sarpanch Vilas Kumbare, Dy. Sarpanch Purushottam Bavane, Waman Lohambare, Chandrakumar Usendi, Madhukar Madavi, Vilas Darde and other dignitaries were prominently present.

Mr. Devaji Tofa, while guiding the participants, said that the activities of Gondwana University are very useful for the society. Gondwana University Vice-chancellor is the guide for Gadchiroli district. Officials will come and go but the acknowledgment of the work they have created remains with every man. The role of the university is important in the overall development of every village, he added.

Speaking from the chair, Dr. Prashant Bokare said that every human being has the right to education. In order to make education a tool for removing the backwardness of the village, Gondwana University has tried to take a step forward by connecting the university to the village through this initiative. He said that there is no need to be deprived of employment and no need to stay away from education as the college of the university is being started in the village itself with the large participation of the students.

Dr. Sriram Karle,  Dr. Anil Hirekhan, Dr. Manish Uttarwar, Vilas Kumre, Purushottam Bavne also expressed their thoughts on this occasion.

Under this initiative, interest in education was created among the college dropouts in Jambli Gram Panchayat by conducting a survey. Those students were re-admitted and after this opening ceremony the classes were started. At this time, 22 students were admitted who were away from education to bring them into the mainstream of education. An attempt was made to increase the enthusiasm of all those students by giving fruit saplings. On this occasion, the former sarpanch of the village, Madhukar Madavi, tried to double the enthusiasm of the students by giving them notebooks and pens.

Dr. Shashikant Aswale, Principal of Adarsha college made an introductory speech, Dr. Sandeep Lanjewar conducted the programme while Dr. Nandkishore Mane proposed the vote of thanks.

Photo Dr. Prashant Bokare speaking as Dewaji Tofa and others are seated.




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