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`Education should equip students with confidence'

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Governor inaugurates jubilee festival

Kozhikode: Governor R.L. Bhatia has said that every education institution worth its name should be a nerve centre of vibrant activities focussed on the young and growing generation.

Inaugurating the silver jubilee of the Government College at Mokeri here on Wednesday evening, he said the prime end of education was to equip students with a profound sense of confidence, enabling them to face the challenges of life. Mr. Bhatia said a person who had the privilege of education would be more humane than the rest of his fellow beings. That was why education centres were called temples of learning. "The more you pray and worship, the better you will be," he said.

He also lauded the efforts of the students and teachers, past and present, in catering to the needs of students of the rural belts of Kozhikode district.

The college, affiliated to Calicut University, offers undergraduate courses in history, functional English, mathematics and business administration.

An organising committee, under the chairmanship of Mr. Chacko, has been constituted to celebrate the silver jubilee. The college is awaiting accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

The college can take pride in the contribution its has made to the field of sports in the country. The institution nurtured ace players of the volleyball teams of the Railways and Central Excise. Mr. Bhatia is in Kozhikode to participate in the convocation ceremony of Calicut University on Thursday.

He will confer degrees on Amrik Singh and Kamala Das. The programme is being held at the Seminar Complex on the campus at Thenhipalam.

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