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Updated On - June 25th 2019

Chief Minister Mr. Trivender Rawat Inaugurates GRAFEST -2019

Mr. Rawat urges the Universities to find ways to solve Problems:

The state Chief Minister Mr. Trivender Singh Rawat inaugurated the annual fest of Graphic Era GRFEST-2019 yesterday. Chief Minister, along with President of Graphic Era group of institutions,  Prof.  Kamal Ghanshala and other  University officials inaugurated GRAFEST- 2019 by lighting the sacred lamp.

 In his address, the Chief Minister stated that a university can play an important role in finding solutions to the problems of the state, which include problem of rural migration, the menace of monkeys and swine destroying the crops in the agricultural fields and forest fires damaging the flora and fauna of the state.   “It is important to create more job opportunities in the state, this will stop migration from the hills and”, he said.  Referring to the problem of mal nutrition detected among 20.000 children in the plains of Haridwar, Haldwani and Dehradun , he urged the universities to find  solutions  to overcome this problem.

 Mr Rawat referred to a school student who invented a device from waste box that works like a fan Chief Minister said that  according to the teachers of this student, he was  a naughty child but under right direction he was  he was able to invent something unique.  Giving the example of a class seven student from Rudraprayag, who has made a smart city plan, Mr Rawat said that Graphic Era students could also be encouraged to invent new methods and devices for improvement of life of hill people.  He appreciating Graphic Era securing position in the list of top 104 Universities  in the country, he said that Graphic Era has brought laurels to the state.

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Kamal Ghanshala, President of Graphic Era group of institutions,  spoke about some recent achievements of  Graphic Era, like B.Tech student  Miss Shubhi Muniyal getting a package of Rs. 40.67 lakhs, from Adobe,  more than 30 students getting package of more than Rupees 10 lakhs each, 11 students scoring between 99 and 99.97 percentile marks in GATE 2019 and Graphic Era securing first position after IIT Roorkee in Uttarakhand  in engineering category and securing position a position in the list of 100 to 150 top universities in the University category.  Prof. Ghanshala added that Graphic Era Group has been setting a record of collecting maximum blood units in the state since last eight years.

On the first day of Grafest, today, 11 Universities and other institutes from across the country participated in technical events. Football match between Robots was the center of attraction on the first day. Five teams participated in Robo-soccer competition by designing 3 kilogram Robots. The event witnessed several competitions in technical and managerial categories. 


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