India prides itself on putting knowledge first, says Kiren Rijiju

Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday called education a cornerstone of the foundation of nation building and said India prides itself on putting knowledge ahead all.

Attending the eighth convocation of the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), the Minister urged students to harmonize traditional learning in Philosophy, Law and Medicine with the modern Indian learning ecosystem .

NERIST is a reputable university under the Union Ministry of Education.

The National Education Policy 2020 “has a holistic vision to transform the way children and young people will be educated and to make learning part of personal development while meeting the needs of society,” Rijiju said.

It will help develop new integrated courses that will help ensure diverse career options in various fields and will also emphasize the need for moral education and awareness of Indian culture, he added.

Rijiju said that according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, a student graduating from the new education policy would have a higher degree of self-confidence and be better equipped to meet the challenges of the future.

Science and technology are duly recognized as the means to place India at the forefront of nations in the world. There is a need to build a large pool of scientific and technical manpower to help us move forward,” he said.

He expressed his confidence that in addition to making graduates employable, NERIST could encourage its students to embark on start-ups by generating support from alumni and the corporate sector.

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