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University campuses are network of ideas & aspirations for an inclusive society: LG

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Addresses birth anniversary celebration of Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya at Central University of Gujarat

Gujarat: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Friday said that university campuses are a network of ideas that create human capital for nation-building.

Sinha made these remarks while addressing the birth anniversary celebration of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya at the Central University of Gujarat.

Paying tributes to Malaviya, the LG, according to an official press release, said he was undoubtedly the “greatest educationist, thinker, freedom fighter and proponent of a new education model based on ancient wisdom and modern science.”

“Mahamana (Malaviya) always envisioned education & university campus as a platform for social change and economic growth. As a pioneer in technical education and Industrial development, he focused on a knowledge-intensive economy to bring about a historic transformation in Indian society,” Sinha added.

“I believe university campuses are truly a network of ideas and aspirations for an inclusive society. These networks of ideas are creating human capital for nation-building and their potential in achieving sustainable development while providing opportunities to all is limitless,” the LG said.

“Due to environmental, technical-scientific advancement and globalization, rapid changes are sweeping the socio-economic landscape. We can reshape the future by creating new knowledge, utilizing digital revolution, multi-dimensional development of students and innovative policy response,” he observed.

“We have become the 5th largest economic power in the world because every sector is working in cohesion. By engaging people from all sectors and encouraging them to work together, we can trigger positive spillover of ideas in universities,” he added.

When more and more people from diverse fields share a common vision of the future, the stronger will be our resolve for strengthening the education system, nation-building, and solving social issues, the LG asserted.

“In the last decade, we were confronted with the challenges of the digital divide, but now gradually that gap has been reduced. However, society and the education system will face the challenge of the motivational divide in the future,” he said.

The LG underlined the need to inspire students and institutions to promote science, technology, and innovation to bridge the motivational divide. “The future will belong to those universities only, which will work with inspiration and motivation with students from different disciplines to realize the ideas on the ground,” he added.

The LG spoke on the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in “overhauling the education system” through National Education Policy for promoting student engagement, innovation, incubation, curiosity and developing an ecosystem where knowledge society and economic growth can complement each other.

The LG also mentioned about the youth of J&K who are making significant contributions to policy initiatives and implementation of UT government’s several flagship schemes and initiatives focusing on scaling women entrepreneurship, tangible & intangible heritage conservation, Film policy, Jammu and Srinagar Smart City projects driving urban transformation and various other priority sectors.

The LG interacted with the faculty members and students and urged them to follow the values and ideology of Malaviya and work for the public welfare and upliftment of society.

He also appreciated the endeavors of the Central University of Gujarat in encouraging the students to contribute towards nation-building.

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