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Make agriculture profitable: Jakhar

GOVERNOR BALRAM Jakhar has said that agriculture will have to be made a lucrative profession, as India is still an agrarian economy giving jobs to the majority of the population.

india Updated: Nov 05, 2006 14:25 IST

GOVERNOR BALRAM Jakhar has said that agriculture will have to be made a lucrative profession, as India is still an agrarian economy giving jobs 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.”

He was speaking at the inauguration of Sri Cloth Market Institute of Professional Studies at Vidya Parisar, Ganeshganj, Bada Ganpati, on Saturday. Jakhar said that providing jobs to the ever-growing population would be the greatest challenge facing the government and society alike.

The changing form of education has accorded top place to professional and technical courses due to their career-oriented nature making them the need of the hour. The population already has 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 said.

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.

IN HIS characteristic style, Jakhar gently pulled up Vijayvargiya and Dr Rajkamal who were present on stage with him. He advised the Minister to improve the condition of roads thereby attracting both tourists and commerce for the State.

To Rajkamal he said that he should not look here and there for advice, 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 had heard that lakhs of rupees had been swindled by B Ed colleges alone in the State.