Bhopal: “There should be balance in the journalism and journalist should work with a positive attitude. If anyone does positive work it should be highlighted,” said Venkaiah Naidu Vice-President and chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication.
He was speaking at the 3rd convocation of the university at MP Assembly auditorium on Wednesday. Around 201 degrees were awarded during the programme that includes 39 degrees of MPhil, 12 PHd degrees and rest of masters level. Senior Journalist Mahesh Srivastava, renowned author and environmentalist Amritlal Begad and MG Vaidh were conferred doctorate of literature.
Naidu demanded that the Indian education system should be overhauled and the education should be in mother language of the students. He said that the government can’t do everything just by passing a bill. “The bill should be followed by political will and administrative skill to change the mindset of the people to kill social evil,” he added.
While addressing the audience, the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, “The graduation gown and Canterbury cap can’t be compared with traditional attires in which the convocation is being hosted by the universities in the state,” The programme was attended by vice-chancellor Jagdish Upasne, registrar in-charge Sanjay Dwivedi, Rector Lajpat Ahuja and all the head of the departments.
The convocation of the journalism university began on an unconventional note. The programme began with chanting of Aano bhadra sutram of yajurveda and Om. The convocation of Barkatullah University or APS University, Rewa did not observe this practice. The university made headlines for working under the influence of ideology of a certain political group and by commencement of the convocation in this manner has sparked a fresh controversy.
The university hosted the third convocation after a break of eight years and it was the first function being attended by chancellor and Vice-President of the country. The students from batch 2009 to 2016 were provided the degree but the students of 2015-17 were not provided degrees in the programme because university sent their degrees to home by post.
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