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Odisha CM Inaugurates Four News Buildings Of RD University, Announces New Project Worth Over Rs 18 Crore

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated four new buildings on the premises of Rama Devi Women’s University.

Patnaik dedicated the four building which includes a new library hall named after the renowned poetess Kuntala Kumari Sabat, a new Arts block and Science block and a new hostel for the research scholars.

Besides, the CM sanctioned a project of over Rs 18 crore for the University which would be spent in renovation of the old academic building, hostel building and open air stage.

While addressing the gathering, Patnaik said, “This is a unique institute in the sense that it’s the first and only university in Odisha till now, dedicated to women’s education. It carries the vision of Maa Ramadevi for the education and empowerment of women in Odisha. Therefore, its responsibility is also unique.  How you go ahead with your opportunities, and how you face the challenges that come in your way will define the future of this university.”

“I believe, you are bustling with your talent and courage to redefine the prestige and dignity of your institute to make it one of the best institutes in the country,” he added.

He further said, “Students are the future of society and harbinger of change.  As students, you have a responsibility for yourself, for your parents   and also for your motherland. You must endeavour to excel in your studies and   concentrate on your career.”

The Chief Minister further said, “Your knowledge will guide you, inspire you throughout your life. Knowledge is the Real Capital for a student. Every student must invest sincerely in it. It will continue to give you seamless returns all through your life.”

“You also have a responsibility for your parents. Serve them. And try to fulfill their wish. Their blessings will keep you smiling forever. Women today are leading society everywhere.  From business and industry to sports, defence and economy, women are everywhere to lead the world and guide society. Vice President of United States Kamala Harris, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, IMF Chief Economist Geeta Gopinathan, Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Missile woman of India Tessy Thomas, Olympian PV Sindhu…. and the list continues.They all have one thing in common. That is their sheer self-confidence. They trust and respect their own talent and never ever get swayed by the difficulties that have come in their way,” Naveen said.

The Chief Minister went on to advice the students of the Varsity saying, “You all have immense talent. I am sure all of you will succeed in life, and make a name for yourself in the field of your choice.  Never ever think that you are second to anybody.  Always believe that you are the best that has happened to this world.  Go ahead with all your dreams, all your energy and make sure, the world is yours.  Transform society with your talents.”

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