Union information and broadcasting (I&B) minister Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that the youth are the “growth engine of India” and called upon them to be proactive and innovative and embrace new technology.
Calling India the “growth engine of the world”, minister Thakur said the Indian youth should focus on making a strong network, and skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling themselves.
He stressed upon holistic learning experience through a multidisciplinary approach through New Education Policy (NEP), calling education the “backbone for the development of the country”.
The BJP leader said bright youngsters are the national asset of India.
Speaking at the convocation ceremony at Om Sterling Global University in Haryana’s Hisar, Thakur called upon the universities and educational institutions to upgrade the sports infrastructure and the youth to actively participate in Fit India Movement.
A youth conference will also be held as a part of India’s G-20 presidency, he informed. “750 Yuva Samvad programmes are being organised in the country.”
He lauded the efforts of the farmers, sportspersons, and girls of Haryana for earning a good name in their fields for the state and country.
During the convocation, 815 students were awarded degrees and diplomas. A total of 184 students of 15 undergraduate courses and 426 students of 59 postgraduate courses were awarded degrees, respectively. Apart from this, 178 students of 14 diploma courses were awarded diplomas. Gold medals were given to three students from different departments and merit certificates were given to 8 students for their excellent performance in their studies.
Thakur also inaugurated Community Radio Station 90.0 ‘Bhavyavani’ at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication of the university. Lok Sabha MP from Hisar, Brijendra Singh and Haryana state urban local bodies minister Kamal Gupta were among the key dignitaries at the function.
The Union minister also visited Doordarshan and the All India Radio stations in Hisar and reviewed their functioning.