Manipur Education Minister Th Radheshyam on Monday stated that education should remove the fear or worry of not getting jobs instead of instilling the same among the educated youths.
He exhorted the youths of the state to utilise their knowledge and become job creators instead of becoming job seekers after they complete their studies.
He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebration of Manipur Institute of Management Studies (MIMS), Manipur University cum inaugural of a management convention on ‘India’s Act East Policy and North Eastern Region’ held at MIMS auditorium. The management convention that began on Monday will go on till Tuesday.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, Radheshyam opined that there is a false apprehension of becoming unemployed among the youths after completing their studies. “After getting education, one must not have the fear or worry of not getting a job. One must be able to stand on its own independently. That is the purpose of education,” stated the education minister.
While pointing out that young minds are the catalyst of positive changes in the society, he urged the youths to think creatively and bring out innovative ideas that will maintain its relevance in the years to come. He added that the magic word in the modern world is relevance.
Radheshyam maintained that intellect is the best asset possessed by humans. “However, we have stopped utilising the power of thinking even though the process of thinking is followed,” he observed and appealed to learn to dream big in order to achieve the goal of a better society and meaningful life.
He also appealed to consider the social, economic and political impacts as well as legal provisions while taking up a new venture.
Delivering the presidential address, MU administrator Jarnail Singh stressed on the need to expand the intake for Manipur University or to create more universities for higher studies in the state.
He pointed out that in the state, as many as 15,000 students complete their graduation but there is not enough seat intake to offer them post graduation courses. Only about 15 percent of the students continue higher studies. Besides, many students cannot afford to continue higher studies in other states, he said while adding that the government must create opportunities for those students.
Former vice chancellors of MU, professor H Tombi, professor Ng Bijoy, professor Ch Amuba and professor HNK Sharma; founder director, MIMS, professor VP Giri; director, MIMS, professor Ch Ibohal also attended the function as dignitaries.
Various entrepreneurs, industrialists and students of management studies were also present during the occasion.