New education policy to make education employment oriented: Union HRD minister
Union Human Resource Development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday said the union government is coming up with a new education policy to strengthen education system in the country and make education employment oriented.
While addressing the students in 25th Convocation Ceremony of Himachal Pradesh University Shimla where Pokhriyal was the chief guest, he said “India was known as the ‘Vishwa Guru’ across the world since time immemorial due to knowledge and wisdom. India believed in universal brotherhood and peaceful co-existence. The challenges in life become opportunities for those who accept them. With launch of schemes such as ‘Make in India’, Skill India, Start-Up, there are ample employment and self employment opportunities to the youth of the country.”
As many as 448 degrees and gold medals were awarded on the occasion to meritorious students, out of which 276 were women.
On the occasion, Vivek Kumar was awarded D.Litt Degree, whereas Afghan national Mohammad Sharif Shaheen was also awarded gold medal in public administration.
Union human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ awarded meritorious students of the varsity University with gold medals and degrees.
Governor Bandaru Dattatreya said “The aim of education should be to gain knowledge along with character building.
“Of the total 124 gold medals, as many as 87 gold medals have been awarded to girls. Similarly, 189 girls have been awarded PhD degree out of the total 323 students and a total of 448 degrees and medals have been awarded, of which 276 were girls,” he said, congratulated girl students for this achievement.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said the motto of the Government is to make Himachal Pradesh an ‘Education Hub’ of the country. He said “HP University is emerging as the premier educational institute not only in the State but also in the entire northern India.”
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The Congress party in Udupi district requested the police and district administration to remove Vinayak Damodar Savarkar's posters installed on the backdrop of Independence Day celebrations. Their move comes after Karnataka Police on August 15 imposed Section 144 in parts of Shivamogga district after a clash over Savarkar and Tipu Sultan's banners at Ameer Ahmed circle on Independence Day. Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said nobody should take the law into their hands at any cost.
At least 27 kanwariyas were injured, eight of them seriously, when a bus bound to Kishanganj from Deoghar hit the divider on NH-31 near Kajra bridge under Dagarua police station about 15km from Purnia district headquarters on Wednesday morning. Station house officer, Dagarua Ramchandra Mandal claimed the accident took place due to the negligence of the bus driver. An injured, identified as Ghan Shyam Pandit, said they were returning from Deoghar and were on their way to Chhatarghat in Kishanganj.
The women's wing of the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Karnataka State Women's Commission, seeking action against former minister and Congress MLA Priyank Kharge over his lewd remark that women seeking government jobs in the BJP-ruled state have to give sexual favours. "MLA Priyank Kharge has spoken out against women during an event in Kalaburagi on August 12," AAP's Bengaluru women's wing president, Kushala Swamy, told reporters here.
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