Published: 08th July 2020
Will initiate redressal of student concerns after conference with VCs: WB Governor
Yesterday, Mr Dhankhar said he will have virtual conference with Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors of all State -aided Universities in West Bengal on July 15
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today said he would take initiative in engaging the State Government for redressal of students' concerns after virtual conference with VCs on July 15. Taking to his twitter handle, Mr Dhankhar said, " Student worries are reflected in inputs to me. After Virtual Conference with VCs on July 15 I would take initiative in engaging @MamataOfficial @itspcofficial for redressal of concerns." "If required would also engage #UGC and Union HRD Minister," he stated.
"Am committed to student welfare," the Governor iterated. Yesterday, Mr Dhankhar said he will have virtual conference with Vice-Chancellors and Pro Vice-Chancellors of all State -aided Universities in West Bengal on July 15. In his communication to VCs, Mr Dhankhar today said, "Both as Governor and Chancellor, the interest of student community is of highest priority with me. Several issues from time to time have come to be flagged to me by anxious students and the same are reflected both in media and social media." "The resolution of these has to emanate from your end keeping in view the overall interests of students and applicable legal regime, " he added.
"COVID-19 has been adversely impactful on all of us in varied ways. It has stressed our student community as never before. I appreciate their anxiety, woes and concerns, and work for resolution of the same," he stated.
"Student issues cannot be left to be open-ended. In such a situation I find it expedient to engage with all the Vice- chancellors, Pro Vice-Chancellors, so that an effective way forward directional approach can be stanced. Towards this you are required to participate in a Virtual Conference on July 15 at 11 am and the link details in this regard would be shared with you by my office," the Governor said.
"As guardians of students, you are fully aware that any delay in such kind of situation, does not send wholesome signal to the student community, whose interest with all of us are of prime concern and consequence, " Mr Dhankhar noted. "I would also urge that all open-ended issues of the students that may be figuring at your end may be indicated to me by July 13, 2020. Such a course of action would also make you fully alive to the issues that are required to be addressed on priority basis, " he said.
"Students in various courses at different universities may have their own peculiar problems, " he observed. "It will be in the fitness of things that prior to Virtual Conference, considered attention be bestowed by you and your colleagues so that we are in a position to mitigate the woes of the students and help them in their onward journey, " Mr Dhankhar signed off.