Source: News Bharati English24 Oct 2016 09:45:32
Gandhinagar, October 24: Inauguration of Sevashram Hospital at Bharuch and Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute at Ankleshwar was done by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Gujarat on Sunday. Both Sevasharam Hospital and the Sardar Patel Hospital desire to serve humanity and take care of the health of people.
Speaking at the occasion, he said that it was indeed a matter of great pleasure for him to be inaugurating the multi-specialty Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute. He said that today, he had the opportunity to visit both sides of the Narmada river. In Bharuch, he had visited the Sevashram Hospital, which is a living testimony to Gandhiji's ideology of service to mankind. He commended all those associated with both the hospitals.The President said that it is essential that people of the region should have access to modern health care system. There is a need for good health, education and livelihood for all. Only then will our country occupy its rightful place in the comity of nations. The idea of equitable and accessible healthcare is integral to Gandhian vision and the function was a celebration of contributing to this vision. He thanked Ahmed Patel and other office bearers of the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Rotary General Hospital Trust for inviting him on the occasion.Later, the President also addressed a function at Bapu Gujarat Knowledge Village and Samarpan Education and Research Campus. Addressing the students and the faculty the President said that education is the basis of advanced society. India is a nation with the significant young population. In some years from now, India would have the possibility of having a demographic dividend with a large young working force.
If we cannot provide the necessary skills and training to our youth as per requirements of the job market, this opportunity could turn into a liability. It is essential that students realize that they have an obligation towards the society to which they belong. The objective of education is to build citizens who can contribute to the well-being of society. The responsibility of socio-economic transformation lies on the shoulders of our youth. Therefore, it is essential for our youth to have a sense of equality, equity and propriety.