India on course to become knowledge super power: President 

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New Delhi (NVI):  President of India Ram Nath Kovind has said India is set to embark on a new journey to become a knowledge superpower in line with the objectives of National Education Policy proposed by the Government. 

While addressing the annual convocation of Jamia Millia Islamia here on October 30, he said the government has been making changes in education eco-system to adapt it to contemporary challenges.

He said One of the important objectives of the ‘National Education Policy’ proposed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development is to establish India as a ‘knowledge superpower’. The whole world is aware of the immense talent of the students of India. All educational institutions in the country have to contribute to make proper use of this talent. Special contributions are expected from prestigious institutions like ‘Jamia’.

The President said that in order to every section of the society with development, University’s Social Responsibility (USR) like Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) needs to be emphasized.

He noted that Jamia has adopted five villages under the ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’. He asked Jamia if it can adopt some more villages. He said that while working for this campaign, students should go to those villages and try to understand their issues. They should make villagers aware of the schemes like cleanliness of the village, literacy, vaccination of all children and nutrition.

He said that students should also provide villagers information about Central and State Government schemes. Such efforts would help the weaker sections of the society and increase students’ awareness and sensitivity towards rural areas, the President pointed out.

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