College principals from across India meet in Surat, minister fails to show up
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The 13th National Conference of Association of Indian College Principals commenced at Veer Narmad South Gujarat University (VNSGU) in Surat on Saturday.
However, Education Minister Ramanlal Vohra, who was to inaugurate the three-day meet, and Principal Secretary (education) Hasmukh Adhiya, who was the chief guest, failed to turn up.
Around 225 principals from different colleges across the country are participating in the conference during which they will discuss ways of imparting quality education to students.
The principals who have come from other places will stay at the university campus. On the last day of the seminar, they will be taken to different colleges and higher secondary schools in Surat, said sources at VNSGU.
The conference was inaugurated by writer and columnist Gunvant Shah, who said chapters from Ramayana and Mahabharata should also be added to help strengthen the character of students.
Minister of State for Higher and Technical Education, Vasuben Trivedi, will speak on the Right to Education during the seminar.
VNSGU vice-chancellor Dakesh Thakar said, "The conference is aimed at getting views on how to improve the education quality."
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