President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday referred to as for enhanced participation of women in the sphere of science and technology.
Kovind, whereas addressing the 18th convocation of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela right here, mentioned, “Growth and excellence of women in the technical area will add a new dimension to our national development.”
He mentioned extra ladies must get increased schooling, significantly in science, technology, engineering and arithmetic.
Quoting a latest survey, he mentioned enrolment of women in engineering and technical establishments in India is abysmally low at solely 20 per cent.
“Our girls should be encouraged to pursue technical education and excel in the same manner as they do in other areas. Our daughters are outshining boys and getting more gold medals in arts and other fields,” he mentioned.
Kovind mentioned three of the seven gold medal winners at NIT Rourkela are women and the state of affairs is analogous in different central universities.
Around 1,518 of the 7,116 college students in the college are women.
He mentioned NIT Rourkela has made a big contribution in the sphere of science and technology for over six many years.
“I am pleased to know that NIT Rourkela has students from 33 states and Union territories. I am told that students from 17 countries are also enrolled in various academic disciplines,” he mentioned.
In his message to the scholars, the President mentioned, “I advise you to never judge your success only in terms of material gains. You don’t have to limit yourself by the pressures of conventional notions of success and societal norms. You need to figure out what you really want to do in your life.”
He instructed the scholars select what provides them satisfaction.
“Do what takes you closer to your aspirations. Do what makes your families proud of you. Plan for yourself a fruitful and productive path ahead,” he mentioned.
He expressed satisfaction over the institute adopting 5 villages as half of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.
The President mentioned that one of the goals of the National Education Policy 2020 is to make India a worldwide data superpower and establishments like NIT Rourkela have a serious position to play in attaining it.