prathibha-tai-1Expansion, excellence and inclusion should be the mantra for all schools, colleges and institutes to make quality and higher education accessible to all, especially to the disadvantaged said President Pratibha Patil as she inaugurated the Health Center and FM radio community at Mumbai University. The president said that the Mumbai University to consider extending its health centre facilities to the community living in the vicinity as a part of its social responsibility. She stated that to be a knowledge-based economic power India will need five times the number of PhDs it produces presently both in science and engineering. She also appreciated the unique radio facility that the university has started for students which will be catering to almost one million listeners. The Mumbai University Students’ Transmission or Radio MUST will combine a mix of information and entertainment. It will be on air on the frequency 107.8 and the broadcast range will be restricted to a radius of three km. The President also emphasized on holistic development of students. The health center will provide medical facilities to the students, teachers and staff of the university at nominal prices. Speaking on the Health Center Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said that it could work for creating awareness on social evils like smoking and the deadly AIDS. On the other hand Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna said that with development in technology radio has made a comeback. He expressed that the health center could provide counseling to help students cope with physiological and physical changes. The President symbolically inaugurated both the centers in the presence of Governor S M Krishna, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister for Power Sushilkumar Shinde and university vice-chancellor Vijay Khole. With cameraperson Vikrant Baile, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.

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