Knowledge is the dire need of Indian society: Kasturirangan
Knowledge is the dire need of a society as vast, diverse, and complex as India onto the path of progress. Noted space scientist and former director of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan said this while delivering a lecture on the subject of “towards a 21sat century knowledge society” at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
Kasturirangan addressed some important elements related to transforming India into a knowledge society consistent with the 21st century aspirational goals, recognising that such a society would be a key enabler for economic growth and prosperity. “Knowledge is the dire need of a society as vast, diverse, and complex as India onto the path of progress. It is time this generation realises that knowledge is the true wealth, and multiplies if shared and made available to all members of society,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Kasturirangan has been assigned by the present Central Government, to serve as the chairman of the committee entrusted with drafting the new National Education Policy. Currently, he holds the positions of the chairman of the governing board, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune; Chancellor, Central University of Rajasthan; Chairperson, NIIT University, Neemrana; Member, Atomic Energy Commission; Emeritus Professor at NIAS, Bangalore, and Honourary Distinguished Advisor, ISRO.
Friday, 28 February 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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