- Our universities have to play the role of agents of change: President
- ‘Train the students in such a way that they are ready for the demands of the future’
- India will have the largest youth population in the world in the coming decades: Murmu
Drupadi Murmu: President Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said education is the most powerful tool for social change and universities have to play the role of agents of change. Noting that many Indian institutes have achieved international ranking, but the number of such institutes is very less. President Murmu said that every Indian educational institution should aim to become a world class center of education.
Education is the most powerful medium of social change- President
“I am sure that if we take the right steps now, our country will surely emerge as a superpower of knowledge,” the President said. The President was speaking at the inauguration of St. Joseph’s University in Bengaluru. Murmu said, “Education is the most powerful instrument of social change. Our universities have to play the role of agents of change. It is the responsibility of educational institutions to train and prepare students in such a way that they are ready for the demands of the future. can.”
Students have to be prepared for the future: President Murmu
He said, “Students have to be prepared for the future. Today’s youth are aspirational. Our universities need to respond to their diverse aspirations, this requires out-of-the-box thinking.” Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Higher Education Minister CN Ashwath Narayan and Archbishop Peter Machado were present at the event. The President said that India will have the largest youth population in the world in the coming decades, so our ability to provide them with high quality educational opportunities will determine their future and the future of our country.
‘…so that our students can get opportunities around the world’
He said, “Many of our students look to the West for higher education and research. Our endeavor should be to make our universities globally competitive, so that our students can have opportunities around the world.” Murmu said that in this direction, the National Education Policy 2020 tries to make educationists in line with the changing needs. According to the President, education policy emphasizes critical thinking and innovation.
He said that the world today is full of immense opportunities for the younger generation. Murmu said, “The modern world requires multidisciplinary skills. The approach of working and studying together is not effective. There should be a multidisciplinary approach to meet the emerging demands.”