25 October 2019
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today handed over placement orders to the newly recruited Lecturers of Higher Education Department. As many as 299 Lecturers received placement orders from a total selected 833.
The placement process will be completed by November. All the Lecturers will be appointed in aided colleges.
"The profession of teaching carries the highest respect in society. In a way, teachers lay the paths to the future of our society. They encourage imagination, critical thinking, and creativity. The socio-economic value of education can be realized by dedicated and committed teachers. While they can make their students employable, they also can provide proper perspectives of life to understand society, grow with it and enrich it," the Chief Minister said speaking on the occasion at a function at Jayadev Bhawan here.
“By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind, and spirit,” he said quoting Mahatma Gandhi
Patnaik stated that there is a need to discover and realize the best of human values within us and teachers in society are best positioned to realize it.
The Chief Minister pointed out that his government has been making sincere efforts to improve the quality of education by establishing Centres of Excellence in universities with research funds for young educators adding focus is on strengthening research capacity in discipline that is relevant to socio-economic development of Odisha.
Apart from various scholarships for students in need, Career Counseling Cells, Civil Service Coaching Centres, efforts are on to speed up process to open an Odia University for preservation and promotion of Odia language, Patnaik said.
Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo and Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra also spoke on the occasion.