Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, inaugurated the newly constructed academic building and auditorium of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) at the City Campus of the University.
The event was attended by Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu and Education Advisor to Assam Government Prof. Nani Gopal Mahanta, among other distinguished guests.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Sarma expressed his delight at the remarkable growth of KKHSOU and urged learners to prioritize knowledge over mere educational degrees.
He also emphasized the pivotal role of Open and Distance Learning in advancing towards a more democratic academic setup and stressed the use of technology and vernacular mediums for providing education on indigenous History and Culture.
Dr. Sarma announced a financial assistance of Rs 20cr. to support the initiatives of the University taken at its Rani Campus. Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu congratulated the University family on achieving a State of Art facility and highlighted the importance of Open and Distance learning systems in educating the masses.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Rajendra Prasad Das, emphasized the inclusive approach taken by the university in his Welcome address.
The inauguration of the new academic building and auditorium represents a significant milestone in KKHSOU’s journey towards academic excellence and inclusive education.