Emphasizing on restoring the pride of Indian civilization, culture and indigenous science, Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that the National Education Policy could be established to be a milestone in this direction.The Governor was present as a Chief Guest at the prize distribution function of “Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan-2021-22” organized by Rashtriya Vigyan Bharati under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat campaign at National Institute of Technology in Hamirpur district, today.The Governor said that Indian tradition and way of life was based on science and the inclusion of science was seen in its rich culture and civilization. But, the foreign invaders ruined the great culture of the country and the traditions of science, he added and said that unfortunately, we too have forgotten the great traditions of civilization and started considering the idea of the West as superior. He said that it was our sense of duty to restore the pride of Indian civilization and culture for which the National Education Policy (NEP) could prove to be a milestone as it was truely related to our soil and the policy was a serious effort towards emancipation of our educational structure from the control of ideological slavery. He said that the best of Indian ethics, thoughts and rituals have been included in NEP. He appealed to all the educationists and students to study the Policy thoroughly and also give suggestions for its better implementation.Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said that emphasis has been laid on making education employable in this policy. He said that education for the students should not only mean getting a degree and finding a job on the basis of that degree. Instead of looking for a job, they should try to become a job provider themselves, he added.Appreciating the work of Rashtriya Vigyan Bharati, he said that to develop scientific temperament, attitude and curiosity in the children and to make them aware of the rich traditions of Indian science, this institution has taken a very good initiative through the Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan program and through this program, brilliant students of class VI to XI were getting a very good platform.The Governor presented Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan Awards to the winners of the year 2021-22 on the occasion.Earlier, Prof. Veer Singh Rangra from Himachal Pradesh University also spoke on the glorious past of Indian science.Dr. H.N. Suryavanshi, Director, National Institute of Technology welcomed the Governor and thanked the organizing committee for providing him the opportunity to host the VVM Awards. Dr. Shashi Dhiman, State General Secretary, Rashtriya Vigyan Bharti detailed the outline of the VVM program. He said that under the programme, 18 selected students of Himachal Pradesh would be provided an opportunity to participate at national level competition to be organized in the campus of IIT Banaras Hindu University.Praveen Ramdas, National General Secretary apprised about the programs and activities of Vigyan Bharti. State President of National Vigyan Bharti Dr. Ashwani Rana welcomed the Governor and highlighted the objectives of Vigyan Bharti.Debashweta Banik, Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, Dr. Aakriti Sharma, Superintendent of Police and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
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