The quest for excellence, for a better tomorrow: Vice President
Source :NewsBharati   Date :01-Dec-2018

Hyderabad, Dec 1: “Quest for excellence, for a better tomorrow, for a happy, harmonious world has been the driving force behind human progress over the centuries.” Said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while addressing INK 2018 Conference in Hyderabad on 30th November. He called upon innovators to use technology for bringing about a transformation and positive change in the lives of people.

Science, Research and Technology should aim to make “tomorrow better than today” and bring in a fine balance between the technical capabilities and the wellbeing of our planet. He urged the young innovators and tech geniuses to play the role of catalysts in harnessing the power of technology to transform human lives.

Observing that government of India has been focusing on fostering a culture of innovation under Atal Innovation Mission, the Vice President said that leading global companies and other organizations are partnering with the government to take forward this mission for the creation of an ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Vice President also suggested a rethink on the existing education system to promote innovative thinking right from school age. We must promote the joy of discovery and experiential learning, he said. He advocated that children must spend 50 percent of their school time in classrooms and the remaining time must be earmarked for sports and co-curricular activities.

The ‘Skill India’ campaign aims to train over 400 million people in India in different skills by 2022.

Let’s join hand together with technology so that the Government's dream of Digital India will come true.