President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday referred to as for enhanced participation of girls within the area of science and expertise.
Kovind, whereas addressing the 18th convocation of the Nationwide Institute of Expertise (NIT), Rourkela right here, mentioned, “Progress and excellence of girls within the technical space will add a brand new dimension to our nationwide improvement.”
He mentioned extra women must get a better schooling, notably in science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic.
Quoting a current survey, he mentioned enrolment of girls in engineering and technical establishments in India is abysmally low at solely 20 per cent.
“Our women needs to be inspired to pursue technical schooling and excel in the identical method as they do in different areas. Our daughters are outshining boys and getting extra gold medals in arts and different fields,” he mentioned.
Kovind mentioned three of the seven gold medal winners at NIT Rourkela are girls and the scenario is analogous in different central universities.
Round 1,518 of the 7,116 college students within the college are girls.
He mentioned NIT Rourkela has made a major contribution within the area of science and expertise for over six many years.
“I’m happy to know that NIT Rourkela has college students from 33 states and Union territories. I’m informed that college students from 17 international locations are additionally enrolled in varied tutorial disciplines,” he mentioned.
In his message to the scholars, the President mentioned, “I counsel you to by no means decide your success solely by way of materials positive factors. You do not have to restrict your self by the pressures of standard notions of success and societal norms. It is advisable determine what you actually wish to do in your life.”
Additionally learn: Lockdown has hindered career progression of Indian women in tech: Report
He recommended the scholars select what provides them satisfaction.
“Do what takes you nearer to your aspirations. Do what makes your households happy with you. Plan for your self a fruitful and productive path forward,” he mentioned.
He expressed satisfaction over the institute adopting 5 villages as a part of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
The President mentioned that one of many goals of the Nationwide Schooling Coverage 2020 is to make India a world data superpower and establishments like NIT Rourkela have a serious function to play in reaching it.