PM Modi- focus of New Education Policy is on research and innovation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the New Education Policy is a major step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat and it gives strength to research and innovation. PM Modi was addressing the convocation ceremony of Visva Bharati University through video conferencing.

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Mr. Modi said many people who are spreading terror and violence across the world are also highly educated, highly skilled, on the other hand, there are educated people who are risking their lives and stationed at hospitals and labs to save people from a pandemic like Covid-19. It’s not about ideology but a mindset, he asserted.

The Prime Minister said Knowledge and Power come with lot of responsibility and called upon the students to strive to maintain unity in diversity. Mr. Modi said Universities stand for endless knowledge and skill or knowledge are not static, but ever evolving. He lauded the Vishwa Bharati for the dedicated service it is rendering for the welfare of the poor.

The Prime Minister said VishvaBharati is not just a university, but a part of a vibrant tradition. He said had Gurudev wanted to see Vishwa Bharati as just a university, he could have named it Global University, but he named it Vishwa Bharati University. Mr. Modi said for Gurudev Tagore, Visva Bharati was not merely a place of knowledge, but it was an attempt to reach the topmost goal of Indian culture.

He praised the songs and poetry of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and said they are gaining global popularity for imparting knolwedge to readers. Remembering Chhatrapati Shivaji on his Birth anniversary today, the Prime Minister quoted a poem written by Tagore on Shivaji.