GOVERNOR BALRAM Jakhar said on Saturday that providing jobs to the ever-growing population would be the biggest challenge facing the governments and the society alike in the near future.
Speaking at the inauguration of Sri Cloth Market Institute of Professional Studies at Vidya Parishar here he said the changing form of education has accorded top place to professional and technical courses due to their career-oriented nature.
The population has already crossed the 112-crore mark and at this rate there is bound to be a paucity of jobs and empty stomachs will force people to take up the path of wrong leading to anarchy, he cautioned.
The Governor said that agriculture would have to be made a lucrative profession, as India is still an agrarian economy providing employment to the majority of the population.
“This intention was made clear to the Prime Minister with whom I had a telephonic conversation on Friday and I assured him that I would translate my long experience in this field into making agriculture a profitable business in the State as an example to be emulated in other parts of the country.”
In his inimitable style, Jakhar gently pulled up PWD minister Kailash Vijayvargiya advising him to ensure improvement of the condition of roads in the State to attract both tourists and business to the State.
To Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalya Vice Chancellor Dr Rajkamal he said that he should not approach any ‘lat sahib’ for work but concentrate on his duties. The Governor also pointed out that education should not be made a business and that he has heard that huge amount of money has been swindled by B Ed colleges in the State.
PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, in his presidential address, stressed on removing negativism from the society by starting out with students. He said there was rampant negativism everywhere and inculcating positivism had become as important as inculcating virtues. ‘‘By doing this alone we will be able to maintain peace of mind and beat others to the title of vishwa guru,’’ he said.
Padmashri Babulal Patodi who envisioned the college and saw it materializing, expressed his intention of taking forward the social work started by the Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar Cloth Merchants Association. He demanded land from the government to open an aviation academy in the City.
College principal and director Nandkishore Malani said that the college was the only private body in the State offering B Com honours and one amongst the few having B Sc Biotechnology. Apart from this, it mainly offers B Com plain and with computers and B Sc computers.
The seats BBA and BCA were all filled despite starting late within record number of days. It is the only college making ‘yoga/vipashyana/parnayam/dhyan’ classes compulsory in the morning for all students and staff alike.
Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya vice-chancellor Dr Rajkamal said that if any private educational institute wished to offer new courses the university would give all possible support. Sudhir Kumut was felicitated on behalf of the association by Jakhar. Babulal Baheti and other prominent persons from the trading community were present on the occasion. Girdhar Gopal Nagar proposed the vote of thanks.