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New Campus Inaugurated on 4th sep 2010


“Our aim is to transform the nation not the ruling governments and the progress of the country could not be accomplished without the qualitative development in the field of education and positive contribution of journalism” said Nitin Gadkari, National President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He graced as special guest on the inauguration ceremony of new campus of the only Media Gurukul in the country ‘Kushabhau Thakre University of Journalism and mass Communication’ here at Katadih on Saturday. Addressing the gathering he said that investment in the field of education is the capital investment for the development of the country.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh graced the function as chief guest while Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik presided over the ceremony. BJP National General Secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda, eminent journalist Alok Mehta, nephew of Kushabhau Thakre, Prashant Thakre, MP Ramesh Bais and Nand Kumar Sai, PWD minister Brijmohan Agrawal, Higher Education minister Hemchand Yadav, Agriculture Minister Chandrashekhar Sahu and other MLA along with the renowned dignitaries, local residents of nearby villages and students were also present.
Further Gadkari said that using right to freedom of expression authentically media personnel can play a vital role in bringing revolutionary metamorphosis in the society.
Later eminent journalist Alok Mehta stated the sure credit for the establishment of this University goes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh. Not only would the students from the Chhattisgarh but also from other state across the country would take advantage of this institution. The day is not far when the student of this University would take further this great initiative to higher level and make it globally recognized Journalism University.
Highlighting the rich biography of great visionary and thinker Kushabhau Thakre, Mehta said that “he devoted his entire life for well being of nation and serving the people.” There are only few politicians in the country, who have executed their duties towards nation on the basis of value and ethics and Kusabhau Thakre was one among those great personalities.
Addressing the students Dr Singh praised the contribution of each and every person of the concerned department and the journalist those who have played a great role for the foundation of the University. "This university is dedicated to Pt Ravishankar Shukla, Madhav Rao Sapre, Hari Thakur, Keshav Rao and Mayaram Surjan," Dr. Singh declared.
Indicating the several current issues of the state Dr Singh said that naxalism or any other kind of terrorism cannot influence the role of journalist in the society. Further he expressed gratitude towards local residents of Katadih and nearby villages for their presence during the grand occasion. Speaker Dharamlal Kaushik said mass communication will be an effective instrument to enhance the condition of farmers in this agricultural based state. At the begining the inaugural address was given by Vice Chancellor of Kushabhau Thakre University Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi. Earlier, Gadkari planted a sapling and unveiled the statue of Kushabhau Thakre on the premises of the university. At the end Dr. Joshi presented mementos to all dignitaries on the dais.