Vice President calls upon the youth to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation

03-04-2021 Sat 14:49

  • Emphasizes the need to bring back great Indian tradition of holistic education
  • Aim of the education is to build character and create well-rounded individuals – Vice President
  • ‘Approach tribals with respect and sensitivity’ – Vice President to policy makers
  • Says, we have a lot to learn from the tribal communities
  • Naidu calls for making disaster management integral part of school education
  • Youth should fight against social evils like gender discrimination, casteism, communalism and corruption- Naidu
  • Addresses 50th convocation of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar; confers Honoris Causa on five eminent personalities
The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu today called upon the youth to take inspiration from India’s glorious past and imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation. He also asked the universities and educational institutions to equip the students with 21st century skills so that they can emerge as job creators.

Addressing the 50th convocation of Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha today, the Vice President reminded the students and faculty of India’s glorious tradition of international education. Citing the examples of ancient Indian institutions such as Takshashila, Nalanda, Vallabhi and Vikramashila, he emphasised the need to bring back this great Indian tradition to create well-rounded and innovative individuals who can transform the country both socially and economically. “The aim of education is not only cognitive development, but also building character and creating holistic and well-rounded individuals equipped with the key 21st century skills”, he underscored.

Mentioning that Odisha is home to 62 different tribal communities who constitute 23% of the state’s total population, Naidu called for according priority to their development and welfare. Stressing that we should approach the tribals with respect and sensitivity, he said that paternalistic attitude towards tribals is wrong. “Truth is that we have a lot to learn from the tribal communities who live a simple life in harmony with nature”, he added.

In this regard, the Vice President also cited a study by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRTI) that revealed that the tribal population in Odisha was largely untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic mainly because of the unique customary practices and traditions of tribes such as walking in rows (instead of groups) and eating (immunity boosting) natural food.

He suggested that such positive aspects of tribal communities should be highlighted and included in the school curriculum. He also wanted the institutions like Utkal University to take up research on issues faced by tribals and actively contribute to policy formation for their development and well-being.

Drawing attention to the regular occurrence of natural disasters like cyclones, floods and droughts in the State, Naidu called for making disaster management an integral part of the education from early days. This would prepare us better to face any such calamity in future, he opined.

Talking about the rich culture and history of Odisha, the Vice President said that the great land of Kalinga taught the lesson of peace to Emperor Ashoka and the kings who ruled over this land were instrumental in building cross-cultural links with South East Asia. Noting the glorious maritime traditions of Kalinga, he lauded the daring sea-faring merchants of Kalinga who established trade links with various countries including Srilanka, Java, Sumatra, Bali and Burma. Praising the skills and entrepreneurship of Kalinga’s boatmen and traders, the Vice President wanted the younger generation to take inspiration from them and strive to build a happy and prosperous India.

In his address, Naidu also mentioned about Odisha's Bhaumakara dynasty that had a long succession of women rulers in 9th -10th century. Calling it shining example of women empowerment, he urged upon the younger generation to read about such stories and pledge to fight against gender discrimination as well as other social evils like casteism, communalism and corruption.

Calling the students as the next generation of leaders, lawyers, academicians and administrators, the Vice President told them that their future is intertwined with the future of this country and advised them to be disciplined, honest and hard working to succeed in any field. He also asked the students to be sensitive to the needs of the excluded. Terming the youth as the key for change, he wanted them to fight hunger, disease, ignorance and every other evil that retard Nation’s growth.

Stating that the day of convocation marks an important day in a student’s life, the Vice President asked them to nurture their personal competencies such as— passion, perseverance, tenacity and an open mind to learn— for a successful and fulfilling life ahead. He congratulated the passing out students and wanted them to “become creators of the future”.

Calling Utkal University as the educational lodestone of Odisha, the Vice President appreciated it for maintaining high educational standards.

On this occasion, the Vice President presented the Honoris Causa conferred by Utkal University on five eminent personalities, namely - Shaktikanta Das, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, Girish Chandra Murmu, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Kumari Justice Sanju Panda, Orissa High Court, Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty, Director, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor, Government of Odisha.

Governor of Odisha and the Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Minister, Government of Odisha, Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo, Vice Chancellor, Utkal University, Prof. Sabita Acharya, Registrar, Utkal University, Dr. Avaya Kumar Nayak, professors, staff, parents, students and others were present during the event. 


More Press Releases
ప్రపంచంలోనే మొదటి భారీ నీటి పారుదల ప్రాజెక్టు నిజాంసాగర్: సభాపతి పోచారం
1 hour ago
శామీర్ పేట ప్రాథమిక ఆరోగ్య కేంద్రం ఆధ్వర్యంలో టీకా ఉత్సవ్
1 hour ago
Nexzu Mobility launches the new and improved Roadlark, India’s first and only e-cycle
1 hour ago
Infinix bolsters its popular HOT series; Unveils the stylish new upgrade HOT 10 Play
1 hour ago
Kalyan Jewellers to open first showroom in Karim Nagar
2 hours ago
Everyone above the age of 18 shall be eligible for COVID19 vaccination from May 1st - Registration starts on April 28
5 hours ago
MHA issues orders to ensure an uninterrupted supply of oxygen across country
5 hours ago
PM holds a high level meeting on oxygen supply and availability
5 hours ago
ప్రతీ ప్రాణమూ విలువైనది, స్వీయ జాగ్రత్తలే కరోనా నుంచి శ్రీరామ రక్ష: మంత్రి ఇంద్రకరణ్ రెడ్డి
6 hours ago
Sony Introduces Three New High-Performance G Lenses to Full-Frame Lens Series
6 hours ago
ప్రపంచ ధ‌రిత్రీ దినోత్సవం సందర్భంగా శుభాకాంక్షలు తెలిపిన సీఎం కేసీఆర్
8 hours ago
RapiPay to provide free AEPS (Aadhaar Enabled Payment System) services to its merchants
9 hours ago
విజ‌య‌వాడ న‌గ‌రాన్ని మోడ‌ల్ సిటీగా తీర్చిదిద్దుతాం: మంత్రి వెల్లంపల్లి శ్రీ‌నివాస‌రావు
10 hours ago
నేల తల్లి బాగుంటేనే.. భవిష్యత్తు: మంత్రి ఇంద్రకరణ్ రెడ్డి
10 hours ago
Union Government allocates supply of Remdesivir to 19 States/UTs with High Burden of COVID cases
12 hours ago
Telangana Covid Vaccination update as on 21.04.2021 at 9PM
12 hours ago
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assures ramp up in supply of Oxygen & Remdesivir to States
1 day ago
The Academy Awards – India’s shining moments
1 day ago
రోజూ 2 గంటల పాటు నగరంలో పారిశుధ్య కార్యక్రమాలను క్షేత్ర స్థాయిలో పర్యవేక్షిద్దాం.. కార్పొరేటర్లకు మేయర్ పిలుపు
1 day ago
Kalyan Jewellers to open first showroom in Khammam
1 day ago
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Only Indian University to Figure in World’s Top 100 Universities in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
1 day ago
Land Rover Defender crowned 2021 world car design of the year
1 day ago
Vitero Tiles strengthens its product portfolio, launches 56 new shades of Wall Tiles across India
1 day ago
Acer launches Spin 7 - India’s first 5G enabled laptop
1 day ago
Soundcore by Anker announced its most advanced TWS - ‘Liberty Air2Pro’
1 day ago
Advertisement
Video News
Mamata Banerjee Cancels all her Campaigns
ప్రచార కార్యక్రమాలన్నింటినీ రద్దు చేసుకున్న మమతా బెనర్జీ!
31 minutes ago
Advertisement 36
Raja Singh fires on TRS
కేటీఆర్ మాట్లాడింది నిజమా? లేక ఈటల రాజేందర్ మాట్లాడింది నిజమా?: రాజాసింగ్
47 minutes ago
ICMR Gets Nod To Study Drones For Delivering Covid Vaccine
డ్రోన్ల ద్వారా వ్యాక్సిన్‌ డెలివరీపై అధ్యయనం చేయనున్న ఐసీఎంఆర్‌
1 hour ago
UAE bans planes from India
భారత్ నుంచి వచ్చే విమానాలపై నిషేధం విధించిన యూఏఈ!
1 hour ago
EC Puts restrictions on Bengal Campaigning
కొవిడ్‌ నేపథ్యంలో బెంగాల్‌లో ప్రచార కార్యక్రమాలపై ఈసీ ఆంక్షలు
1 hour ago
Nara Lokesh fires on AP govt on exams
మీరు నిర్వహించేది పరీక్షలు కాదు.. కోటి మందికి ఇది విషమ పరీక్ష: నారా లోకేశ్
1 hour ago
About 100 Sikh Pilgrims tested positive for corona who visited pak
పాకిస్థాన్‌ వెళ్లి వచ్చిన 100 మంది సిక్కులకు కరోనా
1 hour ago
Nityananda asks devotees from India not to come to Kailasa Dweepam
భారత్ నుంచి వచ్చే భక్తులకు కైలాస ద్వీపంలోకి అనుమతి లేదు: నిత్యానంద
2 hours ago
Emirates cancelled Dubai india Fight services for 10 days
దుబాయ్‌-భారత్‌ మధ్య విమాన సేవలు రద్దు!
2 hours ago
Pawan Kalyan has to speak about his ideology says Prakash Raj
ఎవరో సీఎం అభ్యర్థిగా ప్రకటించడం ఏమిటి? పవన్ కల్యాణే సీఎం అభ్యర్థిగా ఉండాలి: ప్రకాశ్ రాజ్
2 hours ago
Sixth Phase of polling ended in Bengal
బెంగాల్‌లో ముగిసిన ఆరో విడత పోలింగ్‌.. రికార్డు స్థాయిలో పోలింగ్‌
2 hours ago
Ram Charan driver died with Corona
రాంచరణ్ వ్యానిటీ డ్రైవర్ కరోనాతో మృతి
3 hours ago
No Restrictions on oxygen Movement
ఆక్సిజన్‌ రవాణాపై ఆంక్షలు విధించొద్దు: రాష్ట్రాలను ఆదేశించిన కేంద్రం
3 hours ago
Vidudalai First Look Releaased
ఉత్కంఠను రేపుతున్న ఫస్టు లుక్ 'విడుదలై'నది!
3 hours ago
Andhra Pradesh registers 10759 cases in 24 hours
ఏపీని వణికిస్తున్న కరోనా.. ఒక్కరోజులోనే 11 వేల వరకు కేసుల నమోదు!
3 hours ago
Pfizer announces it is ready to supply Vaccines to india without considering profits
లాభాపేక్ష లేకుండా భారత్‌కు టీకాలు అందజేస్తాం: ఫైజర్‌
3 hours ago
Modi cancelled his bengal tour
బెంగాల్‌ పర్యటనను రద్దు చేసుకున్న మోదీ
4 hours ago
YS Sharmilas comments are ridiculous says Balka Suman
వైఎస్ షర్మిల మాటలు వింటుంటే నవ్వొస్తోంది: బాల్క సుమన్
4 hours ago
Ghani movie shooting will be started soon
కరోనా టైమ్ లో డేర్ చేస్తున్న వరుణ్ తేజ్!
4 hours ago
Will take decision on exams after assessment says AP education minister
పది, ఇంటర్ పరీక్షలపై మరో సమీక్ష తర్వాత నిర్ణయం తీసుకుంటాం: ఏపీ విద్యాశాఖ మంత్రి
4 hours ago