Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit today said the government of Tamil Nadu, since independence, has focused on educations & human resources development in a remarkable way.
Speaking at the Graduation Day of Apollo Group of Colleges in Chennai, he said, “As the Governor of the State I can justifiably take pride in the fact that Tamil Nadu has always had a rich tradition of scholarship.”
He said even ordinarily placed families place great
emphasis on education. This has had a direct impact on social development indices and on the economy.
Stating that the State has a proud culture of research and innovation in the fields of science and technology, he added that this is complemented by many historical firsts in the field of humanities.
“It is therefore no surprise that the state has scored to great heights making it an important
educational hub for the country,” the Governor said.
The rapid expansion of school education paved the way for expansion of higher education facilities with the lead particularly being taking by the private sector, he said.
Purohit further said: “The continued focus on education in the 90s and in the first decade of the new millennium was reflected in the measures taken by the Government such as distribution of free bicycles to
students in the higher classes and in provision of financial assistance to all students at the +1
and +2 levels.”