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Vice President Naidu delivers convocation address at MNIT in Jaipur; urges students to get to truth and discover new realities
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu delivered the convocation address at Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) in Jaipur on January 6 and said that a narrow, tunnel vision creates divisions and we needed to have a broad, global vision to be a global leader, stated a press release.

He was of the view that true education enabled us to get to the truth and discover new realities.

According to Naidu, education opens the frontiers of knowledge and fosters innovation and this journey takes an individual to new areas.

"I want you to widen your perspective and acquaint yourself with the rich cultural legacy you have inherited," the release added quoting Naidu.

He posed to the gathering the questions raised by the famous poet TS, namely, "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?," and "Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" He urged them the find the answers to these questions.

"Don't lose your way in the maze of information. Don't stop with acquiring bits of information.  Reflect, think and discuss.  Once you connect various disparate facts, you gain knowledge. But knowledge is still incomplete. You need insight, experience and the ability to make sound judgments. This is wisdom.  Unless you move on to this level of making a clear distinction between good and bad, ethical and unethical, just and unjust, you remain at the periphery of education. You remain at the level of 'Jnana' or 'Vignana'. What you should inculcate is 'Viveka', the wisdom to prioritize, wisdom to use knowledge for your well being and the welfare of humanity," he urged the students saying that knowledge was power to do well and make a positive difference in society.

He reminded the students Mahatma Gandhiji's quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world" and expressed his happiness over the fact that the MNIT was striving hard to become the best academic institutions in the country.

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