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"Shri Modi spoke of how education was the strongest way to counter poverty, and had a tremendous impact towards Nation building"
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"I am sure you aspire to reach where Satya Nadella has. My advise - create a Microsoft and Apple here in India: Shri Modi to students of SRM University"

Crediting the immense scope of education in bringing about a change, Shri Narendra Modi encouraged the students of SRM University to make the most of their educational prowess and contribute to Nation-building, during his address at the 9th Convocation of SRM University on the morning of 9th February.

Urging the students to always remember their motherland which has contributed throughout the journey of their lives, Shri Modi said, Do whatever you can to make India innovative and competitive.” Sharing the success story of Microsoft CEO S
atya Narayana
Nadella, Shri Modi encouraged the students to succeed and reach great heights in life. “Satya Nadella's success is good news. I am sure you aspire to reach where he has. My advise - create a Microsoft and Apple here in India.” He
also urged the students to value the fact that they were amongst the privileged few who could study in a prestigious institution, while asking them not to forget the less privileged. ““
SRM according to me stands for Selfless service, Research for nation building, and Man-making instead of money making,” said Shri Modi.

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Underscoring the significance of education Shri Modi spoke of how education was the strongest way to counter poverty and its tremendous impact towards Nation building. He acknowledged the fact that India was home to the brightest minds, and called for the need to establish more educational institutions like SRM.

Shri Modi accented the need to ensure the development of 3 important aspects that are relevant to the present-day growth and development module. These were skill development, speed and scale. He called for the need to give a boost to skill development activities, while ensuring that the pace of every development effiort was quick and effective. He also spoke of how the scale of operations for each of our initiatives mattered in its reach and impact.

Shri Narendra Modi address the 9th Convocation of SRM University

Speaking about the power that lay with each of us, Shri Modi said, “Every voter is a Bharat Bhagya Vidhata,”, but added that in order to encash on this potential, we must provide every individual with the right system that ensures good education, technological institutions and an effective system at the societal level. He also highlighted the need to focus on the improvement of various sectors including agriculture, forestry, mining, rivers et al, while urging the audience to contribute at reducing our dependence on imports. He called for the need to take sincere efforts at securing our sovereignty and integrity.

Shri Modi also stressed on how important it was to focus our initiatives at ensuring a better tomorrow, so that the coming generations could live well. “The young generation of today is globally connected. They want to live in an equitable and efficient India. We have to be ready for this, and work for this,” said Shri Modi.

Emphasizing on India’s unparalleled demographic dividend, Shri Modi put forth his view of ensuring skill development, while adding that if given the power to perform, the youth of our country would achieve in a mere 60 months what could not be achieved in the past 60 years.

On the occasion, Shri Modi also unveiled the statue of founder Pachaimuthu ji’s mother Valliamai in front of the college.

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Shri Narendra Modi address the 9th Convocation of SRM University

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Baba Saheb Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India so the nation could move forward while strengthening its democratic heritage: PM
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Association of Indian Universities’ 95th Annual Meet and National Seminar of Vice-Chancellors today through video conferencing. He also launched four books related to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar, authored by Shri Kishor Makwana. Governor, Chief Minister and education Minister of Gujarat and Union Education Minister were among those present on the occasion. The event was hosted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad.

The Prime Minister paid tribute to Bharat Ratna, Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar on behalf of the grateful nation and said that his Jayanti during the period when the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, gives us new energy.

Shri Modi stressed that India has been the mother of democracy in the world and democracy has been an integral part of our civilization and our way of life. Babasaheb laid a strong foundation to move forward while strengthening India’s democratic heritage, said the Prime Minister.

Talking about the philosophy of Babasaheb, the Prime Minister said that Dr Ambedkar considered knowledge, self-respect and politeness as his three revered deities. Self-respect comes with knowledge and makes a person aware of his or her rights. Through equal rights, emerge social harmony and country progresses. Our education system and universities have this responsibility to carry the country forward on the path shown by Babasaheb, Shri Modi added

On National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said that every student has certain capabilities. These capabilities pose three questions before the student and the teacher. First- what they can to do? Second, what is their potential if they are properly taught?And,third, what they want to do? The answer to the first question is the inner strength of the students. However, if institutional strength is added to that inner strength, their development will get expanded and they will be able to do what they want to do.Quoting Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, The Prime Minister said that the NEP is aimed at fulfilling Dr Radhakrishnan’s vision of education that frees and empowers the student to participate in national development. Education management should be undertaken keeping whole world as a unit but also, focussing on Indian character of education

Talking about the growing demand for skills in the emerging Aatmnirbhar Bharat, The Prime Minister said that India is being looked upon as future centre of Artificial Intelligence,Internet of Things,big data, 3D printing, Virtual Realityandrobotics, mobile technology, geo-informatics, smart healthcareanddefence sector. To meet the requirement of skills, Indian Institutes of skills are being set up in three big metropolitans of the country. In Mumbai, first batch of Indian Institute of Skills has already started. In 2018, Future Skills Initiative was launched with NASSCOM, informed the Prime Minister. He said that we want that all universities should be multi-disciplinary as we want to give students flexibility. He called upon the Vice Chancellors to work for this goal. .

Shri Modi elaborated on Babasaheb’s conviction for equal rights and equal opportunity for all. The Prime Minister emphasized that schemes like Jandhan accounts are leading to financial inclusion of every person and through DBT money is reaching directly to their accounts. The Prime Minister reiterated country’s commitment to take the message of Babasaheb to each and every person. Developing the key places related to the life of Babasaheb as PanchTeerth is a step in that direction. He also said that measures like Jal Jeevan Mission, free housing, free electricity, support during pandemic and initiatives for women empowerment are taking forward the dreams of Babasaheb.

The Prime Minister released the following four books based on Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar's life, written by Shri Kishor Makwana:

Dr. Ambedkar Jivan Darshan,
Dr. Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan,
Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan, and
Dr. Ambedkar Aayam Darshan

The Prime Minister said that that these books are not less than modern classics and convey the universal vision of Babasaheb. He hoped that such books will be widely read by students in colleges and universities.