Kohima, May 2 UNI | 3 months ago

Governor of Odisha and former Nagaland chief minister Dr. S. C. Jamir was conferred an Honorary Degree (Honoris Causa) by Hanseo University of South Korea on April 24 at a colourful ceremony in the University premises.

According to information received here today the award was in recognition of his "outstanding contribution" to public service and public administration. Hanseo University is located in Seosan-Si of Chungcheongram-do of South Korea and is a reputed University. The institution has, through its volunteers known as Hanseo volunteers, helped more than 15,000 tribal students through various academic as well as vocational programmes.

Dr. Jamir, during his tenure as governor of Odisha and formerly of Maharashtra, had initiated a number of reformative measures to streamline University education in particular and higher education in general in his capacity both as Governor and Chancellor of Universities. He has been in public life for more than five decades, holding different positions, being a union minister and chief minister of Nagaland a number of times.

Founder President of Hanseo University Ham Kee-Sum, Dean of Academic Affairs Kim Seung Jae and a number of researchers, academicians and other dignitaries were present in the ceremony. Dr. Achyut Samant, founder of KISS, a fully residential tribal educational institution providing education from KG to PG level free of cost, was also accompanied Dr. Jamir from Odisha, sources said.

(Posted on 02-05-2014)