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Arunachal Pradesh chief secretary Naresh Kumar on Thursday visited the EduSat Hub at Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) to get hands-on experience of the facilities and functioning of the teaching and learning process through the virtual mode.

EduSat, a satellite specially designed for facilitating distance education enables the students of colleges and schools to attend their classes conducted by experienced teachers through live satellite studio.

Accordingly for Thursday’s event, a total of ten schools from different parts of the State having EduSat facility including the government secondary school located in the university campus were on board through live video conferencing.

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A demo class was conducted for mathematics with Linear Equation.

The students participating from the far flung classrooms interacted with the resource persons and also clarified their doubts.

Following the session, the chief secretary interacted with the students and advised them to be engaged in productive work so that they can utilize their time towards scholastic and co-scholastic areas like sports, dance, art and music.

Kumar also encouraged the teachers and administrators present to give cent percent efforts towards shaping the human resource of the State.

The chief secretary and his team later visited other faculties and departments of the University.

RGU vice-chancellor Professor Saket Kushwaha while thanking the chief secretary for his maiden visit to RGU expressed that such visit encourages the linkages to mature between the state and institution.

Registrar in-charge Dr David Pertin briefed the visitors about the major collaborations in the field of languages, culture and bio-diversity, efforts of the university towards protection of endangered languages, border trade and cross cultural and strategic studies etc.

Among others education secretary Niharika Rai, special secretary (education) Santosh Kumar, special secretary (IT) Bhanu Prabha and secondary education director Gania Leij accompanied the chief secretary during the visit.

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