30-07-2021:Governor participated in a program organized on the occasion of setting up Dr. Ambedkar chair in Doon University.

    Publish Date: July 30, 2021

    Rajbhawan, Dehradun, July30, 2021

    Governor Smt. Baby Rani Maurya announced the setting up of Dr. Ambedkar Chair by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Governor also announced that a research and innovation centre to promote basic research and innovation would also be established in the university. She announced that B.Sc integrated biological sciences, one year certificate course in Garhwali, Kumauni, Jaunsari, two year master course in folk arts (MA Theater), MA/MSc Home Science, BA (honors) psychology courses would also be started in the Doon University. Governor said that one seat in every course being conducted in Doon University will be reserved for the children who lost their parents due to COVID-19 pandemic.

    Governor Smt. Baby Rani Maurya participated in a program organized on the occasion of setting up Dr. Ambedkar chair in Doon University on Friday. Governor said that studies and research on the subjects like women empowerment, social justice, social change, human rights and discrimination based on castes would be conducted in Doon University through this chair.

    Governor said that Baba Saheb included various laws in the Indian Constitution so that the social, economical and political system may run smoothly in the country. Governor said that universities should work for the conservation of the folk arts, music and culture. Local people played a very important role in the development of local art, handicraft, music etc.

    Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami said that thoughts, philosophy and message of social justice of Dr Ambedkar will reach to the people through this chair.

    Cabinet Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat informed about the various schemes of the government being run for the improvement of higher education and welfare of the students in the State.

    MLA Shri Vinod Chamoli said that Baba Saheb worked for the development of the depressed classes of society.

    Governor released the book “Revisiting Dr. Ambedkar-Thoughts and Philosophy” written by Dr Debender Parsad Manjhi director of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation.

    Vice Chancellor of Doon University Prof. Surekha Dangwal, teachers and students were present.


    Translated by Deepa Gaur