Platinum Jubilee celebrated of Balangir Rajendra College

Balangir: I am delighted to be in your midst today to attend the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Rajendra College, Balangir.  I extend my warm greetings to all of you on this joyous occasion.

Former Chief Minister and Patna Maharaj Sri Rajendra Narayan Singh Deo had immense contribution in setting up of this great institution.  I pay my sincere tributes to him on this happy occasion.

This college has been spreading the light of the knowledge in this part of Odisha for many many years and now it is like a heritage institution in Higher Education.  It has produced many brilliant students who have made the nation and the state proud.

Considering the contribution of this institution, the State Government has upgraded it to the status of University.  I hope it will be successful in catering to the educational aspirations of young people of this region.

The State Government is committed to the development of this institution.  I announce a grant of Rupees Twenty-Five Crore to address the infrastructural needs such as development of academic and administrative blocks of the University.  Besides, a District Science Centre and a Planetarium will be established  within the premises of this institute.  This will certainly inspire our students in the field of science and technology.

Education is a powerful instrument for social change. The destiny of a nation can only be changed by knowledge and education.  Therefore, development of knowledge and skill among the youth should be the core philosophy for improvement of our human resources potential.

The youth of Odisha have immense potential in every possible field.  You have the talent, you have the knowledge, and with your dedication, you can excel wherever you want.  As Odisha is moving ahead with a high growth rate, higher than the national average, there are huge opportunities in Odisha itself in various fields like Industries, Infrastructure, Health, Education, IT and many other sectors. I call upon all of you to join this movement of massive development process and scale new heights for our Odisha.