Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the Fourth Industrial Revolution is knocking at our door and universities should train youth with 21st century skills to make the best use of this opportunity here.
Bangalore: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the Fourth Industrial Revolution is knocking at our door and universities should train youth with 21st century skills to make the best use of this opportunity here.
Speaking at the 6th Convocation of PES University in Bengaluru, the Vice President said, “Today, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is knocking at our door and it is driven by the knowledge economy and cutting edge technological innovations. We cannot afford to miss this opportunity. and our higher educational institutions should equip our youth with the skills of the 21st century.”
He also expressed confidence in the new education policy and said, “I am happy to know that the objective of NEP-2020 is to transform and rebuild the higher educational institutions of the country towards the challenges of the knowledge economy. To align our university There is an urgent need for classrooms for emerging global trends such as 5G based technologies that find applications in a wide range of sectors including agriculture, medical, administrative, commerce and industrial management.”
He also called for effective implementation of NEP 2020 and advised universities to introduce more technical courses in the mother tongue of the students.
Drawing attention to the tremendous benefits drone technology offers to various sectors of the economy, Naidu said that India, with its traditional strengths in innovation, IT (Information Technology) and thrifty engineering, has the potential to become a “global drone hub”. Is. He also called for creating skilled manpower for this sector.
The Vice President also urged the educational institutions across the country to provide technical solutions to prevent pollution and problems being faced by the society.
He also motivated the students to stay fit. “As you embark on the path of academic excellence, it is equally important that you take care of your health by doing regular physical activity such as yoga or cycling. You should adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid unhealthy habits such as sedentary habits and junk food. Diet should be avoided.” Vice President added.
Motivating the students, Naidu asked them to always remember that the qualities of discipline, dedication and determination are important for progress in life. “Dream high, aim high and work hard – that is my mantra for success,” he said.
First published:November 15, 2021, 5:26 pm