ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor General (Retd) J.J. Singh was conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor in Literature (D.Litt) by Shri Jagdishprasad Jhabarmal Tibrewala University (JJT), Jhunjhunu in a special convocation of the University at Mumbai yesterday. JJT University, an autonomous University established under the Act of Government of Rajasthan, is managed by NGO, Shri Rajasthani Seva Sangh.

The special convocation of JJT University also coincided with the Golden Jubilee celebration of Shri Rajasthani Seva Sangh and Silver Jubilee celebration of Parmeshwari Devi Durga Dutt Tibrewala College.

Seven other eminent personalities from various fields -- spiritual, social, educational to literary etc. -- were also conferred the Degree of D.Litt.

In his acceptance speech, the Governor said that conferment of the degree is an acknowledgment to the people of Arunachal Pradesh.

Dwelling in length about the State’s potentials in hydropower, tourism and other sectors and also informing that Arunachal Pradesh has adopted the state Public Private Partnership policy, paving the way for private investment in various sectors of the state, the Governor invited the corporate leaders and NGOs to Arunachal Pradesh and support the socio-economic efforts of the State Government for the cause of Arunachalees.

Stating that Arunachal Pradesh is a very young state, which has just completed 25 years of statehood; he said, the education sector in the state is yet to fully develop.

The Governor said, “Arunachal has only one University and two technical institutes including one National Institute of Technology, nine government colleges and eight colleges run by non-governmental organization.”

AP Govt invites NGO to spread light

Inviting the NGOs like Shri Rajasthani Seva Sangh to join hands in spreading the light of education, the Governor informed that Arunachal Govt is going to set up institutions of higher technical education under the PPP mode.

The Governor went on to suggest for inter university activities, like exchange programmes. He said that the initiative will definitely help the students in learning about their peers in other Universities and vice versa.

While looking forward for cooperation, he also suggested for exchange programme for the teaching faculty, which he feels will ingrain better teaching methods.

The Governor requested NGOs with educational goals to be partners in development of education in Arunachal Pradesh.

It is another feather to his cap for General Singh who was awarded the Capital Foundation Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to security and development by Capital Foundation, New Delhi recently.

Former President of India Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presented the award to the Governor in the Capital Foundation Annual Lecture at India Islamic Cultural Centre, New Delhi on December 5 last. (PRO to Governor)