BHUBANESWAR: Eminent journalist Hari Jaisingh on Friday underscored the need for freedom in the academic field while stressing on the need to reorient the system to meet the changing needs of society and the expectations of the youth.
“It is said that growth is possible only in a climate of freedom - freedom to be and freedom to become. This is essential in the academic field as well. Those associated with the academic world must, therefore, feel free to raise inconvenient questions and issues without fear,” he said while delivering the 8th Foundation Day Lecture at the SOA University here on Friday.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof Amit Banerjee presided the function where Deputy Chairman Prof BK Sarap and Director (Research) Prof PK Dash were felicitated for their contribution to the growth of the university. Two of its faculty members Smruti Ranjan Mohanty and Pamela Satpathy, who came out with flying colours in the civil services examination recently, were also felicitated.