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Vice President Naidu addresses 7th Convocation of OP Jindal Global University in Haryana
Addressing the 7th Convocation of OP Jindal Global University in Haryana, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said that the basic Education in the country should be taught in Indian languages only, sated an official release.

He added that education should also inculcate humane values, tolerance, promote ethical and compassionate behaviour in children and added that it must not only equip the students with skills and knowledge to face the contemporary and future challenges.

Highlighting the role of education in one's life to bring out the best in man and enable holistic development of an individual, he said that a person with a strong moral compass will not get swayed or compromise on integrity.

"Merely adding glossy buildings with good facades and setting up more universities is not enough. We have to reorient the education system in accordance with the changing needs and enable the students to fearlessly face and overcome unexpected and new challenges. For this to happen, our institutions of higher learning must revamp their methods of teaching, give up business-as-usual approach and create rigorous academic standards," he urged.

Underscoring the importance quality education, he added, Education is the bedrock on which depends the progress of a nation and its people. In the present era of globalisation and materialism, we need an education system that not only sets new benchmarks of excellence but fosters a caring and sharing attitude, cultivates an inclusive outlook and promotes the need to become one with nature."

He called for strong non-profit and philanthropic private universities for quality education by promoting academic freedom along with the development of existing public universities that suffer from inadequate funding for faculty and infrastructure.

The Governor of Haryana, Kaptan Singh Solanki, the acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, Justice Gita Mittal and other dignitaries were present on the occasion, stated the release.

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