Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced the first batch matching payment. As part of the ‘Mo College Campaign’ on Tuesday, 12 colleges and two universities were given Rs 1.5 crore.
Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday unveiled the first tranche of the rupee grant. One and a half crore rupees has been given to 12 colleges and two universities under ‘Mo College Campaign’.
Addressing a function on the occasion, the Chief Minister announced that 40 higher education institutions would be developed under the 5T conversion in the 1st phase, the press release added.
He added that the state government is constructing 1,070 schools for conversion which will be completed by November 14 and 50 converted schools have already been dedicated in Hinjili block of Ganjam district a few months ago, the press release further said.
It will provide a state-of-the-art campus, classrooms and a transformative learning experience benefiting more than 30,000 students in the state at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, he added.
The Chief Minister said that the success of the school transformation program has inspired the higher education institutions to take such initiatives.
Speaking on the spirit of college life, the Chief Minister said, “College days are a golden time in our lives”.
“This is a day of youthful vigor. This is the time when we live through our dreams, our struggles and our limitless possibilities. In fact, this is the time to move forward with determination to make our cherished dreams come true,” he added.
“The College Transformation Program will provide an ideal environment and guidance for channeling the vitality and indomitable energy of our young souls,” the CM imagined.
Thanking all the donors and contributors for their generous donations to the ‘Moe College Campaign’, the Chief Minister said, “They have created their own institutions that have made them what they are today. This is definitely a great start that will be long lasting. Ways to inspire more alumni and socialites to return to their alma mater, ”he added.
He emphasized that Moe College is an effort to reunite you with your alma mater, to redevelop it, and to relive the dream moments of your life. He added that being part of the development of organizations is definitely the most enjoyable experience that has shaped your life.
He urged the people, especially the alumni, to join the ‘Mo College campaign’.
Speaking on the occasion, Higher Education Minister Arun Sahu hoped that the ‘Mo College Campaign’ would succeed in taking the educational environment of higher education institutions to a new level.
Moe College Chairperson, Akash Das Nayak delivered the welcome address and the Chief Secretary of Higher Education, Shaswat gave a mixed contribution and details of the grant-in-aid.
Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, senior officials of the state government, Vice-Chancellors of the University, Principal of the College and contributors of Mo College were present.