Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ‘Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence’ on Saturday, at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. With the motive to improve the infrastructure of education and revitalization of the educational sector in the country, the conference was attended by the directors and vice-chancellors from more than 300 colleges and universities.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister spoke on the importance of education in everyone’s life, saying:
“Education cannot come from books only. The motive is of education is to provide a balanced development of the overall personality of the human being. Every human being is born with some motive in their lives. And education plays an important role in fulfillment of this motive.”
While talking about education for resurgence, PM Modi said,
“If education does not have a goal, then it is no more than just a certificate hanging on the wall of your room. Today government has been using innovation and working towards giving a direction to educational sector, to collaborate it with the with the society, and curb the problem related to illiteracy and lack of education in the country.”
On the need to improve the accessibility of education for remote areas, PM Modi said:
“There are more than 900 universities and 40,000 colleges in the nation today. So, there is a massive task in our hands to use these educational institutions in providing education to the people from the regional areas and remote locations.”
Narendra Modi also urged on the importance of technological enlistment, saying, “Everyday a technology is being developed in the country, and we are using this technology to refine ourselves.”
He emphasized on the need to have higher standards for successful expansion, as he said,
“For higher education, we have to take in account the need of higher values and perspectives so that this helps the people of the nation in the longer run.”
PM Modi also said that more than 5,000 Atal Tinkering Labs will be established all over the country within the upcoming month. He plans to spend approximately one lakh crores on the resurgence of educational infrastructure by 2022.