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Prof MP Varghese’ contribution to Kerala’s increased training sector big: Oommen Chandy

Prof MP Varghese’ contribution to Kerala’s increased training sector big: Oommen Chandy

Kothamangalam: Prof M P Varghese’s contributions to the sphere of Kerala’s increased training have been big and he all the time needed the state to maneuver forward in that sector, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy mentioned on Wednesday. He was delivering the inaugural handle of the year-long start centenary celebrations of Prof Varghese, the eminent educationist who based the Mar Athanasius Faculty, Kothamangalam. Mar Baselios Thomas-I inaugurated the occasion by lighting the holy lamp.

“All the event that has taken place in Kothamangalam is the results of Prof Varghese’s far-sighted imaginative and prescient,” Chandy mentioned.

Former UGC vice chairman Dr V N Rajasekharan Pillai delivered the keynote handle. He mentioned Prof Varghese needed all schools to develop as much as be universities. “He additionally needed high-quality deemed-univesrities in self-financing sector,” Pillai remembered.

Mar Athanasius Faculty Affiliation chairman H. G. Dr Mathews Mar Aphrem chaired the commemorative operate held on the Baselios Paulose Indoor Stadium, Kothamangalam.

The Mar Athanasius Faculty Affiliation is organising the centenary celebrations. Dean Kuriakose, MP, and Antony John, MLA have been amongst those that spoke.

An important scholar and administrator, Prof. Varghese was elected an MLA in 1952. The following 12 months, he grew to become the founder secretary of the Mar Athanasius Faculty Affiliation which established the Mar Athanasius Faculty, Kothamangalam, in 1955 and a gaggle of establishments within the subsequent few many years.

Prof. Varghese served because the principal of the faculty from 1963 to 1982. He was additionally an writer and a dedicated social employee. He was on the forefront of a combat towards the transfer to find a nuclear energy plant at Bhoothathankettu in 1980. His interventions performed an necessary function in prompting the Kerala authorities to type a coverage in favour of creating extra non-public and self-financing schools within the state. A recipient of a number of honours and awards, Prof. Varghese died in 2011.