President Ram Nath Kovind requires higher participation of girls in science & tech
President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday referred to as for enhanced participation of girls within the area of science and expertise.
Ram Nath Kovind participating in Science &Tech
Kovind, whereas addressing the 18th convocation of the Nationwide Institute of Know-how (NIT), Rourkela right here, stated, “Development and excellence of girls within the technical space will add a brand new dimension to our nationwide growth.”
He stated extra ladies must get better schooling, notably in science, expertise, engineering, and arithmetic.
Quoting a current survey, he stated enrolment of girls in engineering and technical establishments in India is abysmally low at solely 20 percent.
“Our ladies need to be inspired to pursue technical schooling and excel in the identical method as they do in different areas. Our daughters are outshining boys and getting extra gold medals in arts and different fields,” he stated.
Kovind stated three of the seven gold medal winners at NIT Rourkela are girls and the scenario is comparable in different central universities.
Round 1,518 of the 7,116 college students within the college are girls.
He stated NIT Rourkela has made a big contribution within the area of science and expertise for over six many years.
“I’m happy to know that NIT Rourkela has college students from 33 states and Union territories. I’m informed that college students from 17 international locations are additionally enrolled in varied educational disciplines,” he stated.
In his message to the scholars, the President stated, “I counsel you to by no means decide your success solely by way of materials positive factors. You do not have to restrict yourself by the pressures of standard notions of success and societal norms. It’s worthwhile to determine what you actually need to do in your life.”
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He prompts the scholars to select what provides them satisfaction.
“Do what makes you nearer to your aspirations. Do what makes your households pleased with you. Plan for yourself a fruitful and productive path forward,” he stated.
He expressed satisfaction over the institute adopting 5 villages as a part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
The President stated that one of many targets of the Nationwide Training Coverage 2020 is to make India a worldwide information superpower and establishments like NIT Rourkela have a serious function to play in reaching it.