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IGNOU Celebrates 38th Foundation Day at Maidan Garhi Headquarters

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) commemorated its 38th Foundation Day at its Maidan Garhi headquarters on November 19, with Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest. The event commenced with a ceremonial floral tribute at the statue of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, led by Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice Chancellor of IGNOU, alongside university officials and the academic community.

In his Foundation Day Lecture, Lt. Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena lauded IGNOU as a beacon of knowledge and academic excellence in the realm of inclusive education and distance learning. Recognizing the university’s pivotal role in providing flexible, learner-centric, cost-effective, and high-quality education, Saxena commended IGNOU’s commitment to equity and access.

Emphasizing IGNOU’s alignment with the principles of inclusivity outlined in the National Education Policy 2020, Lt. Guv Saxena referred to the university as the “People’s University.” He acknowledged IGNOU’s transformative nature and its contribution to global agendas, particularly the UN Sustainable Development Goals-2030, underscoring the university’s potential in addressing educational challenges.

Saxena stressed the importance of student upskilling, vocational education, and a balanced focus on both curricular and extra-curricular activities for the holistic development of students. His address highlighted the university’s commitment to fostering a learning environment that aligns with contemporary educational needs and contributes to the broader goals of sustainable development.

Prof. Nageshwar Rao, in his remarks, reinforced IGNOU’s dedication to the National Education Policy 2020 by unveiling new programs that integrate vocational components and expand into regional languages. The emphasis on regional languages reflects IGNOU’s commitment to making education accessible to diverse linguistic communities, furthering the goal of inclusivity.

The celebration of IGNOU’s 38th Foundation Day serves as a testament to the institution’s enduring commitment to providing quality education, embracing innovation, and playing a pivotal role in shaping the future of distance learning and inclusive education in India.

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Source: Hindustan Times

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