Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan Addresses IIT Delhi Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Closing Ceremony

• IIT Delhi has played a crucial role in furthering national progress: Union Education Minister

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New Delhi- Addressing the IIT Delhi Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Closing Ceremony, Hon’ble Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble President Smt. Droupadi Murmu for her guidance.
It will further motivate our education fraternity in realizing the goals of AmritKaal, he said.
The Minister congratulated IIT Delhi on its illustrious 60 years journey. It has played a crucial role in furthering national progress, he added.
Shri Pradhan said that inauguration of the Research & Innovation Park today will further add momentum to amplifying the societal impact of R&D at IIT Delhi.
He further said that it is a matter of great pride that today many developed countries are evincing interest towards establishing and hosting offshore IIT campuses in their countries. This is a reflection of the prowess, strength and quality of our prestigious IITs, he added.
The Minister highlighted that India, today, is on a growth path led by innovation. It accounts for the largest number of real-time digital transactions in the world. Indigenously developed 5G is further going to catalyze the digital revolution in India. Our IITs are epicenters of modern economy. They must reimagine their roles, he added.
He urged that IIT Delhi must strive to establish India at the forefront of industry 4.0. They must prepare students for providing solutions to challenges of the future and also for taking responsibility of the world, he added.
Shri Pradhan appreciated IIT Delhi’s keenness to become a knowledge partner of our ‘Temple of Democracy.’ He further said that we must work together to further strengthen academia, industry and policy-maker connect to realise 21st century aspirations and make India the number one economy in the world.
Shri Pradhan stressed that the ‘Panch Pran’ outlined by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to make India a developed nation by 2047 also lays down the future roadmap for our academic institutions. He urged that IITs must accept the challenges and move forward with bigger resolves for realising national goals.

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