Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the five-day platinum jubilee celebrations of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar.
Patnaik today inaugurated the Central Instrumentation Centre and Digital Library Building of the university. He also laid the foundation stone for the boundary wall project.
Addressing the gathering the CM said that adequate funds are being provided for the infrastructure development of the University. “Improving the quality of education at all levels of our education system is a top priority of my Government. The Government of Odisha has sanctioned Rupees one hundred crore to Utkal University for opening six Centres of Excellence. The University has already received Rupees 40 crore in the current academic year,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik further said that the youths are the real potential of a nation. “Their education, knowledge, creativity, innovation abilities and an undaunted spirit to conquer the world will decide the future of the nation. As Odisha is now moving on the path of an unprecedented development process creating global benchmarks in many fields, I would call upon you to join this movement making your presence felt at all levels of success and achievements,” added the CM.
“Utkal University has a pre-eminence in the National Higher Education Map of India. It has always taken the responsibility of leading the State’s educational aspirations by achieving academic excellence. It has also been serving the learning needs of the state and the nation through the creation of potential young minds. This reminds me of the contribution of Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Pandit Nilakantha Das and Pandit Godabaris Mishra among others who visualised the capitalisation of the State’s intellectual resources through this university. I pay my sincere tributes to these great sons of Odisha on this occasion,” said Patnaik.