Minister of Education, Government of India Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has laid the Foundation Stone of IGNOU Regional Center, Rajkot building virtually. Laying the Foundation Stone of IGNOU Regional Center, Rajkot, Minister of Education, Government of India Dr.Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ congratulated the university and the learners for the new Regional Center Building and commended the role of IGNOU since its inception in higher education space in the country. On the occasion the minister said this will further fulfill the higher education aspirations of the population of Rajkot, Kachchh, Jamnagar, Porbandar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Surendranagar), and Diu (U.T.) that come under RC’s jurisdiction. The minister in his address also talked about the rich culture of Gujarat where the exponent of Vaishnava poetry, Narsi Mehta was born.
Prof. Nageshwar Rao in his address thanked the Hon’ble Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ for his support and encouragement to expansion of ODL system and especially IGNOU. Outlining the unique approach of IGNOU which provides access, equity and quality at affordable prices, he stressed on building the infrastructure which would give impetus to the university’s activities in the Region and said that IGNOU is committed to providing quality higher education to all covering all the geographies of India.
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Satyakam, Registrar Dr. V. B. Negi, Finance Officer Dr. Jitendra Dev Gangwar, Chief Project Officer Sudhir Reddy and Regional Director, Rajkot, Dr. Rupal M. Kubavat, Regional Director and staff were also present at the occasion.