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Kovind calls for more participation in education

IANS  |  Haridwar 

on Saturday exhorted people from all streams of the society to ensure their participation and contribution to

Speaking at an event at the after inaugurating the two-day 'Gyan Kumbh' here, the urged the participants to find solutions to the challenges to quality

Lauding the efforts of Patanajali for organising the event in which higher ministers of 18 states, higher education secretaries and vice-chancellors of 131 universities are taking part, Kovind said coming together of such a wide galaxy of people involved in education augured well for the education sector.

He said it is the responsibility of all to ensure that every child is educated and that the teachers inculcate in students not only the basics of education but also our rich heritage and culture.

He also remembered Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar, former Kalam, and educationist and for their contribution to education.

stressed on the need for more research and rued that only 39 per cent of the 903 varsities conducted research. He said of the 39,000 degree colleges, only 40 per cent had higher education facilities.

Yoga guru said through education has to be transformed into a 'Vishwa Guru' (world leader).

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First Published: Sat, November 03 2018. 14:38 IST
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