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  • President Kovind Sikkim on 2-day visit : President exhorts students to work with people in villages for improving sanitation, health and education

    Published on November 3, 2019

    By  Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : President Ram Nath Kovind along with first lady arrived in Sikkim for a two-day visit. Governor Ganga Prasad and CM Prem Singh Tamang received the President on his arrival. President Kovind also visited the Lingdum Monastery in Gangtok and joined the prayers. The President has grace the convocation of Sikkim University on November 3.President Ram Nath Kovind has urged universities to take initiatives under University Social Responsibility (USR) on the lines of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He also urged institutions to send students to spend time in villages to improve people’s living conditions. The President was addressing the Sikkim University’s 5th convocation ceremony in Gangtok today. Mr Kovind urged students to work with people in improving cleanliness, health, immunisation, education and nutrition parameters in villages. He urged universities to adopt villages in their vicinity to achieve these objectives. He reminded students that the ultimate aim of education is to become good human beings, irrespective of the profession. The President appreciated Sikkim University’s role in women empowerment and preserving cultural traditions, especially local languages – Lepcha, Bhutia and Limboo and endangered languages. Our correspondent reports that the President presented special gold medals to 10 students. Around 1,500 students, who passed out in 2017, 2018 and 2019, were awarded degrees today. Over 200 students were awarded gold and silver medals. Of the 122 gold medallists, 74 are girls.