President Ram Nath Kovind urged people students, teachers and faculty from all streams to participate and contribute more to Indian Education. While attending an event at the Patanjali University after inaugurating the ‘Gyan Kumbh’ that went on for 2 days, Kovind asked the participating audience to chart out solutions that the education of India has been facing. The event saw a confluence of higher education ministers from 18 states, VCs and higher education secretaries from 131 universities. Kovind praised the efforts of Patanjali University to bring together such a huge galaxy of eminent personalities.
He mentioned that it is important for every teacher to inculcate national heritage and culture within every child and also make them educated with the basics and contemporary ideas. He recalled the contributions of Ambedkar, Kalam and Madan Mohan Malaviya towards our education sector. Yoga guru Baba Ramdev stressed on the fact that India needs to become ‘Vishwa Guru’ or world leader through the help of education. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat put forth strong points that 39% of 903 varsities conduct research and only 40% of the 39,000 degree colleges had higher education facilities.