2. September 2016
News and Events
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, MP and Former HRD Minister inaugurates e-Library at RCOEM
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Member of Parliament and Former HRD Minister of Government of India recently inaugurated the e-Library at Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, in the function organised on this occasion. The Program was presided over by His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Assam Shri Banwarilalji Purohit who is also the Chairman of the college.
The program started with singing of the National Anthem. Dr. R.S. Pande, the Principal of the college welcomed the chief guest Dr. Muli Manohar Joshi by presenting him a copy of Gramgeeta of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj. On the occasion, Dr. Pande in his introductory remark highlighted the journey of excellence of the college in the last 32 years. He emphatically mentioned that the e-library is essential for the proliferation of knowledge in modern ICT era. Libraries are regarded as temples of knowledge.
His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Assam Shri Banwarilalji Purohit felicitated the chief guest. The book entitled, “Ek Ziddi Prayas” written by Shri Shyamsunder Rathi, Chairman Steering Committee was presented to the chief guest on this occasion. Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi who himself is a well-known academician and a great intellectual of repute applauded the efforts of RCOEM to set up e-Library. Dr. Joshi stressed the need of effectively utilising and applying modern technical knowledge to solve the present day social problems. He drew the attention to the fact that India since the ancient time has been the repository of all sort of knowledge including that of technical and scientific as well. There is a need to use Indian wisdom and knowledge for finding of effective solutions for the amelioration and development of society. He emphasised upon the need of conservation of natural resources like water so that the process of sustainable development can be carried out. He pinpointed that mere acquisition of virtual knowledge is not enough. Academia must make sincere efforts to understand the ground realities of nation and society.
In his presidential address His Excellency, the Governor of the State of Assam Shri Banwarilalji Purohit thanked Dr. Joshi for taking out time from his busy schedule to grace the occasion. He said that RCOEM is not simply committed to provide excellent technical education to the students but it takes every effort to inculcate high moral and ethical values in them. Shri Purohit pointed out that technical education without moral and ethical foundation can prove disastrous. Character building and high values make the education relevant for individual and collective good. Both the Vice Chairmen Advocate Chandrakantbhai Thakar and Shri Satyanarayan Nuwal and Shri Govindlalji Agrawal General Secretary RCOEM. were prominently present on the dais. Members of Executive committee of the college, HoDs, Deans, faculty members and students attended the program in large numbers.
The program was compered by Mrs. Pratishruti Singh Agrawal while Dr. Sanjay Bodkhe , Head Library Committee proposed the vote of thanks.