Enterprise of nation-building involves all, not just the govt: Prez

Raj Kamal Rao

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind said the enterprise of nation building involves us all and it is not limited to just the government.

Addressing the inaugural function of the golden jubilee celebrations of the reputed Jesus & Mary College in New Delhi, Kovind said that truly educated are those who use their degrees to become nation builders in our society.

Kovind said that it is crucial for the nation to harness the energy of our young people and use it to make our country a developed society

He also said missionary institutions such as Jesus & Mary College in Delhi have become symbols of scholarship, dedicated teaching, and academic excellence.

“This is so appropriate. For all religions in their essence urge us to constantly learn and evolve and grow, to acquire knowledge and gain wisdom. And so become better human beings.”

The President said India was in the midst of multiple transformations. “The nature of our economy and the very concept of a workplace is also changing. We need to upgrade our higher education system and, to the extent possible, make it future proof.”

“How our society copes with the Fourth Industrial Revolution will depend on the response of our educational institutions,”” President Kovind said.