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Education is the backbone of a nation: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IENews) India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said education and innovation are important for development of a nation.

Speaking at the conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence, Modi said, ‘Knowledge and education are not restricted to books. The purpose of education is a balanced development of every dimension of a person and this development is not possible without innovation. Swami Vivekananda stressed on wholesome education that makes us a ‘human’.’

‘In our ancient universities like Nalanda, Vikramshila and Takshashila both knowledge and innovation were given equal importance,’ he added.

The conference was attended by vice-chancellors and directors of over 350 higher education institution.

The Prime Minister urged the students not to limit their knowledge to the classrooms of the College and University but also use it to meet the aspirations of the country.

“The government is striving to meet educational needs of the country at every level. With this vision, we have started the Atal Tinkering Lab in which focus is being given on encouraging innovation in school children, ” Modi asserted.

Our government is also focusing on investing in education. To improve the infrastructure of education, the RISE i.e. Revitalization of Infrastructure and Systems in Education program has been started. Under this, a target of Rs one lakh crore of investment has been set for 2022, the PM said.

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