SRINAGAR: IGNOU playing vital role to cater the different communities by imparting higher education: Director NIT Srinagar.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) celebrated 35th Convocation, the main function was celebrated at IGNOU, Hqrs New Delhi in the presence of Minister Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Government of India Dharmendra Pradhan as a Chief Guest of the function 35th convocation ceremony of IGNOU. This function was celebrated at national level and simultaneously 35th convocation organized by IGNOU’s 32 Regional Centres across the country.
IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar organized the 35th convocation ceremony at Tagore Hall, Gogji Bagh, Srinagar Kashmir. The Guest of Honour for IGNOU RC Srinagar programme was Director, National Institute of Technology Srinagar (NIT) Prof. Rakesh Sehgal and as a chief speaker of the function graced by
Director General of Jammu & Kashmir Institute of Management, Public Administration & Rural Development (IMPARD) Senior IAS officer Shri Saurabh Bhagat.
Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena formally welcomed the guests by presenting bouquets and mementos and formally welcomed the Guest of Honour and chief speaker on the occasion of 35th convocation ceremony of Kashmir valley. On this historical event Regional Director IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena presented the report card and progress report in his presidential speech.
The Chief Speaker of the function of IGNOU RC Srinagar Saurabh Bhagat Senior IAS, Director General of IMPARD enlightened the role of IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar in Kashmir valley for giving the higher education opportunity to the common masses, youngsters of Kashmir valley and women and girls. The Director General of IMPARD mentioned the work and efforts of IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar, under the leadership of Regional Director RC Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena by speaking that Dr Meena has carried out the mandate of the University for imparting higher education at door steps with the view to democratize the higher education among the masses of Kashmir valley.
The awardees of 35th convocation, the degrees have been awarded to the learners on the dice with the auspicious hands of Guest of Honour Shri Rakesh Sehgal Director NIT, Shri Saurabh Bhagat Senior IAS Director General IMPA and Regional Director IGNOU Regional Centre Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena.
The guest of honour of the function renowned academician, scientist, and engineer Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Director National Institute of Technology Srinagar addressed to the participant of convocation ceremony of Regional Centre Srinagar. Prof Sehgal stated that IGNOU is the biggest platform for providing higher education as well as setting up across the country. Prof. Rakesh Sehgal elaborated the contribution of IGNOU in terms of Study Material, academic programmes, easy reach to the unreached segments of society especially economically backward, marginalized and poor group of society.
Prof. Sehgal appreciated the role of Regional Director Dr. Kamlesh Meena in particularly for the learners of Kashmir valley by reaching every nook and corner of the valley to ensure the easy access for getting higher education opportunities to the common masses, government employees, business communities, house wives and residing people of remote areas by offering the higher education through Regional Centre Srinagar. Prof. Sehgal thanked Dr. Kamlesh Meena for organizing the beautiful convocation event by stating that this will be the historical event for the awardees of 35th convocation. On the occasion of 35th convocation ceremony more than 300 IGNOU awardees attended the function along with many academicians, professors, principals, IGNOU Coordinators, social activists and renowned personalities of Kashmir valley remained present. The function was attended by teacher association president of higher education Kashmir valley Prof. Tariq Ashai, Principal of Govt. Degree College Amar Singh, Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal Govt. Degree College Magam Dr. Mohammad Hussain Malik, Principal GDC Kulgam Prof. Nazir Ahmad Simnanai, Principal of Govt. Degree College, Tral Dr. Farooq Ahmad, Regional Director of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Dr. Aijaz Ashraf, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad, IGNOU Coordinators Dr. Mujeeb Kawoosa, Dr. Shaista Qadir, Dr, Sameer Farooq Parsa, renowned social activist Dr. Javeed Ahmad Beig, other distinguished guests and media fraternity.
The convocation ceremony moderated by Ishtiyaq Nazir Malik IGNOU, RC Srinagar and first IGNOU RC Srinagar took the initiative to appraise, appreciate, the recognize the contributions and dedicated work of the Regional Centre Srinagar employees who are rendering their services in the natural climatic hardship and in prevailing circumstances of Kashmir valley. The Regional Director, IGNOU RC Srinagar Dr. Kamlesh Meena appreciated the contribution given by their employees to make Regional Centre Srinagar one of the top most Regional Centres in terms of enrollment, effective student support services and expansion of Learner Support Centre in Kashmir valley.
The vote of thanks was presented by Assistant Regional Director, IGNOU RC Srinagar Dr. Mudasir Hassan Bhat,