Tuesday, January 28, 2020

We need to respect emotions, says Ramesh Pokhriyal


PUNE: “We need to take care of human emotions. We cannot treat man as machine. Machines are there to assist us and not to control us. Our nation has the maximum number of youngsters which no other country has, we should take advantage of it,” said Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of HRD at the Destination India conference.

He was invited as the chief guest for the National Conference on Destination India organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and Savitribai Phule Pune University at Symbiosis International, Lavale Campus, Pune.  
“Our country has the origin of Ayurveda, Yoga, Classical Dance and Music, Indian literature etc.  Nowadays, the western world is following in our footsteps, considering our heritage we should promote it across the world to attract foreign students,” Ramesh Pokhriyal added further in his speech.

He appreciated the initiative taken by ICCR, SIU & SSPU by saying, “The world is not a Bazaar but a Parivar.” He promoted harmony, peace and significance of justly imparted knowledge.

The inaugural address was given by Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President ICCR. During his speech he took the opportunity to thank the NITI Ayog for its commendable job done in the direction of education and also talked about solutions like setting up of Institution of Democratic Government and its kind to strengthen the curriculum offered by Indian Universities.

Prof Rajneesh Jain, Secretary, UGC, talked about enhancing the foreign collaborations with International universities and promotion of programmes like GIAN & GIAN + along with other schemes initiated by the UGC to achieve higher inflow of international students.

The ceremony, provided a window into the highly engaging conversations lined up, across various sessions for the two-day conference. The discussions during the two-day conference will be submitted to the government as a suggestion.


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