Himalayas, a source of inspiration for people of world- Nishank
Says research should be done on various aspects of Himalayas like bio diversity, science and spirituality
The union Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has said that the ancient wisdom encapsulated in Veda, Purans and Upanishads are needed to be protected, understood and new research should be done on them. He was addressing at the inaugural session of two day workshop on improvement in quality of higher education and new innovations at Doon University here on Saturday. The union minister said that the Himalayas have remained a source of inspiration to the world since ancient times and research should be done on its various aspects like bio diversity, science and spirituality. He accepted that some of his statements often raise ruckus but added that whatever he speaks are based on authentic facts. Expressing concern over the research in the universities of the country, he said that there are more than 1000 universities in the country with more than 33 crore students but the research being done in these universities is not proving to be as beneficial for the society as it should be. The Minister emphasised that the research should be of importance for society and the research on related issues should not be repetitive. He said that the education is needed to be synergised with the industry so that the employability of the students is increased. The minister said that the government is providing every possible support to improve the quality of education in the country. He expressed concern that only three educational institutes of the country figure in top 200 institutes of world and said that more and more institutes of the country are needed to bring into this elite list. Terming Uttarakhand as an education hub, the union minister said that apart from 29 universities the small state has institutions of repute like IAS academy, forest academy, IMA, NIT, AIIMS and IIT. He declared that a branch of the world famous Vanasthali Vidhyapeeth of Rajasthan would be opened in Uttarakhand which would give a further fillip to girl education in the state.
Giving a detailed account of the higher education scenario of the state, the state minister for higher education, Dhan Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand has the highest percentage of students seeking higher education and even the number of girls entering the institutes of higher education in the state is highest in the country. He said that from October 2, a drive ‘ Green campus clean campus’ in the college and universities of the state would be launched. The Union HRD minister unveiled the logo of the campaign on the occasion. He also released a book ‘ Himalaya- ecology, resources, development and conflict’ authored by Vice Chancellor of Sridev Suman University U S Rawat, Harsh Dobhal and dean students welfare of Doon University, H C Purohit.
Many vice chancellors, director college education, principals of government colleges and academicians are participating in the two day workshop.
New edu policy to make India strong
The HRD Minister said that the new education policy which is being brought after 33 years would help in building a strong, safe and great India. Addressing media persons here on Saturday, the minister claimed that world’s biggest interaction for the new education policy was done. Lauding the achievements of Narendra Modi government, he said that recent decision to slash corporate tax rate is a historic decision which would give a big boost to the economy. He said that the tourism industry of Uttarakhand would also get benefit of economic reforms. The minister said that the a relief in tax on hotel rooms is being provided and GST on outdoor catering has been reduced. He said that the union government has removed GST from most of the things of household use.
Sunday, 29 September 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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