Prime Minister, Narendra Modi while inaugurating ceremony of ‘Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence’ organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said that Indian universities and higher education institutions need to give equal emphasis to innovation as they give to knowledge. He also emphasised the importance of character building over literacy and called for ‘wholesome’ education in the country.
He said that Innovation is very important because without it, life seems like a burden. In our ancient universities like Takshshila, Nalanda and Vikramashila, innovation was given emphasis along with knowledge.
The Prime Minister also stressed on the need to interlink the institutions. He said “our universities and colleges should be leveraged to find solutions to the challenges facing us. We should interlink institutions to innovate and incubate. The students should link their classroom learning to the aspirations of the country.”