[WSMDiscuss] Sonajharia Minz- First Tribal Woman Vice Chancellor
jai.sen at cacim.net
Sat May 30 01:49:26 CEST 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Thanks, as always, for this post and for bringing this milestone event to our notice ! For the Adivasis and for India – and for education and the production of social knowledge !
At the same time, if she was indeed
President of JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) two years ago and also served as Dean, School of Computer and System Sciences, and Chief Advisor, Equal Opportunity Cell, JNU
as you say, and given what the article says :
In 2018-19, she was president of the JNU Teachers Association. During her tenure, students and teachers participated in a militant agitation against the introduction of seat cuts, compulsory attendance and the online entrance exam.
And on the other hand, given the manner in which the central government has attacked JNU over this past few years, I have to admit that it seems amazing to me that with this background, and at this time in history, that the central government ministries have approved her as Vice Chancellor of the Sido Kanhu Murmu University ! How and why do you think this has happened ?
But in any case, this takes nothing away from her appointment, and all power, and wisdom, to her !
In celebration and solidarity !
> On May 29, 2020, at 8:43 AM, Umakant via WSM-Discuss <wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:
> Dear Friends
> Greetings! Amidst despair, it is also a time to congratulate Prof. Sonajharia Minz, for being appointed as first Tribal Woman Vice Chancellor of any University in India at Sido Kanhu Murmu University, Dumka in Jharkhand state. She is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She earlier was elected as the President of JNU Teachers’ Association (JNUTA) two years ago and also served as Dean, School of Computer and System Sciences, and Chief Advisor, Equal Opportunity Cell, JNU.
> As an Adivasi woman she not only has greater achievements in academic world but as a socially conscious person has been tirelessly working for Adivasi community empowerment for many years by now.
> May Prof. Sonajharia Minz have many more feathers in her cap as an educator and an emancipator!
> Do pass it on to others in your circle/network
> Tumse na ho payega: VC-making words
> Pheroze L. Vincent, Telegraph, May 29, 2020
> Tumse na ho payega: VC-making words <https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/how-a-put-down-propelled-an-oraon-tribeswoman-to-become-vice-chancellor-of-dumka-varsity/cid/1776777>
> Tumse na ho payega: VC-making words
> How a put-down propelled Minz to helm of Dumka Varsity
> How a put-down propelled Minz to helm of Dumka Varsity.
> With Regards and Best Wishes Always
> Umakant, Ph. D
> New Delhi
> My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality.
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