Last Update: April 04, 2023, 13:22 IST
President Draupadi Murmu on Monday said that imparting education in Indian languages would lead to world-class knowledge and science.
Speaking at the 36th convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Murmu lauded the progress made by women in many fields, including education, and said that 55 per cent of students receiving degrees, certificates and diplomas were women.
“I am happy to note that 55 per cent of the degree, certificate and diploma recipients in the University are girl students. Today, more than half of the gold medal awardees are girl students. Glad to see the progress.”
As many as 2,79,918 students received degrees, certificates and diplomas on Monday.
The President said that IGNOU has played a commendable role in promoting ‘Access to Higher Education’.
The University has played a significant role in providing opportunities for higher education to students from far-flung areas, rural areas and economically weaker groups. With the help of the flexibility in IGNOU’s academic programs, many students have pursued higher studies while managing their work, family and other responsibilities.
As per NEP (National Education Policy) – 2020, the country aims to achieve 50 per cent gross enrollment ratio by 2035. IGNOU is contributing immensely in achieving this goal.
NEP-2020 aims to make India a global knowledge superpower.
The President said, “(a) Among many important suggestions in the NEP, there is an emphasis on taking pride in India’s heritage and making Indian languages the medium of instruction.”
He said that by promoting education in Indian languages, world class, innovative knowledge and science will be available.
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