Vice President attends the 12th Convocation of the Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur

Jaipur
January 6, 2018

“Narrow, tunnel vision creates divisions. We need to have a broad, global vision to be a global leader”: Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu has said that narrow, tunnel vision creates divisions and we need to have a broad, global vision to be a global leader. Addressing the gathering during the 12th Convocation of the Malaviya National Institute of Technology in Jaipur today, the Vice President said that true education enables us to get to the truth and discover new realities.

The Vice President further said that Education 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,” he said.

Shri M Venkaiah Naidu asked students not to lose their way in the maze of information and 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 judgements. This is wisdom,” he said.

The Vice President told students that unless they move on to the level of making a clear distinction between good and bad, ethical and unethical, just and unjust, they will remain at the periphery of education only. “I want you to widen your perspectives and acquaint yourself with the rich cultural legacy you have inherited. Knowledge is power. Power to do good; Power to make a positive difference in our lives,” he said.

Shri M Venkaiah Naidu inspired the students to build upon the strong scientific and technological knowledge base that is now available. “You can combine the best ideas from across the world and extend the frontiers of knowledge. You also have a unique opportunity to apply the state-of-the-art technology to the Indian context. This is the larger picture you should keep in mind. This should be your mission,” he said.

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