New Delhi: Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated a two-day National Seminar on Ancient Indian Education system organised by NITTTR, Kolkata today. The programme was organised on the occasion of Maulana Azad’s birth anniversary, celebrated as National Education Day. Vice Chairman of UGC, Shri Bhushan Patwardhan, Director NITTTR, Kolkata, Prof. Debi Prasad Mishra, Chairman BOG, NITTTR, Kolkata, Shri Harshavardhan Neotia were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Pokhriyal said it is a matter of pride for us that the traditional Indian knowledge system has stood out in the fields of science, technology, art, architecture, culture, mathematics, medicine, etc. He added that it is the need of the hour to accept the vastness of the Indian disciplines and use this knowledge to solve the present day problems by connecting them to modern research and innovation.