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President Droupadi Murmu appreciates role of Berhampur University in education and development of tribal dominated area

Berhampur (01/03/2024): President of India Droupadi Murmu graced and addressed the 25th convocation of Berhampur University at Bhanja Bihar, Ganjam, Odisha today. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the southern region of Odisha has a very important place not only in the history of Odisha, but also in the history of India.
This land is rich in education, literature, arts and crafts.
Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja and Kabisurya Baladev Rath, sons of this region, have enriched Odia as well as Indian literature through their writings.
This land has also been the birthplace and workplace of many freedom fighters, martyrs and public servants. The President said that the Berhampur University, established in the year 1967, is the oldest university in the southern part of Odisha.
She appreciated the role of Berhampur University in the education and development of this region, which is a tribal dominated area. The President noted that about 45000 students are getting education in Berhampur University's Postgraduate Departments and its affiliated colleges.
She was happy to not that more than 55 percent of students are girls.
President said, "Not only this, 60 percent of the gold medal winners are girls and half of the researchers, who received doctoral degrees today are also girls.
This is an excellent example of gender-equality." .