Orientation Programme in Economics covering theme of communal harmony

Amb. Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, NFCH was invited by UGC, Academic Staff College (ASC), University of Mysore to Address the 104th Orientation Programme for college teachers and educators organised by them from 5th June, 2014. The programme was jointly inaugurated by Prof. K.S. Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, Mysore University and Amb. Sajjanhar. The three week Orientation Programme was attended by 50 professors and faculty members from different colleges and universities all over the country. The programme was designed to train teachers and experts for imparting education in a wide range of disciplines and areas. In his Inaugural Address, Amb. Sajjanhar encouraged and exhorted the participants to instil the cultural values and heritage of the country in students. He emphasised that teachers shoulder a very important and critical responsibility in the development and growth of India. He referred to the huge “demographic advantage” that the country is poised to benefit from, if right education, health-care, infrastructure and facilities are provided to the youth. In his remarks Prof. Rangappa, Vice Chancellor and Prof. S.L. Gandhi, Director, ASC expressed their pleasure and gratitude at the initiation of collaboration between the University of Mysore and NFCH. Prof. Rangappa said that University of Mysore enjoyed the unique distinction of having had Dr. S. Radhakrishnan former President of India as one of its alumni and eminent teachers. Amb. Sajjanhar also delivered a talk to the participants of the Orientation Programme on India’s cultural heritage and the urgent need to promote peace, societal harmony and national integration in the country. The Refresher Course on Economics was inaugurated on 6th June, 2014 jointly by Prof. Rangappa, VC and Dr. G. Thimmaiah, Chairperson, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC). In his Opening Address Amb. Sajjanhar referred to the development and growth of the Indian Economy particularly over the past 20 years and the huge opportunities and possibilities that awaited it in the coming years. All countrymen particularly the students need to work together in unity to achieve the desired benefit and advantages from the positive circumstances that the country finds itself in today. He expressed hope and confidence that the Government will take appropriate decisions quickly to take maximum benefit from the evolving national and international situation. Prof. Rangappa and Prof. Gandhi expressed their deep appreciation for co-operation with NFCH and conveyed their resolve to strengthen it further in the coming days. [Photographs]