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President Kovind addresses Central Universities’ Vice-Chancellors conference

Newdelhi:17/12/19:President Ram Nath Kovind has said that universities should become laboratories for exposing students to the problems that need to be addressed in the cause of nation-building.

Addressing a conference of Vice-Chancellors of Central Universities at Rashtrapati Bhavan today, he said the objective of the these universities should be to constantly grow and upgrade themselves to the best of global standards.

Mr Kovind said beyond classrooms and labs, students should be encouraged to take up socially-oriented ventures through National Service Scheme or other clubs.

The President said students must be encouraged to emerge as job-creators rather than job-seekers.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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