Rourkela (Odisha), Mar 21 (PTI) 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 space will add a brand new dimension to our nationwide growth.’ He mentioned extra women have to get larger schooling, notably in science, technology, engineering and arithmetic.

Quoting a current survey, he mentioned enrolment of women in engineering and technical establishments in India is abysmally low at solely 20 per cent.

‘Our women must 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 women and the state of affairs is comparable 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 major contribution in the sphere of science and technology 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 nations are additionally enrolled in numerous tutorial disciplines,’ he mentioned.

In his message to the scholars, the President mentioned, ‘I counsel you to by no means decide your success solely in phrases of materials good points. You do not should restrict your self by the pressures of typical notions of success and societal norms. You want to determine what you actually need to do in your life.’ He urged the scholars select what offers them satisfaction.

‘Do what takes you nearer to your aspirations. Do what makes your households proud of you. Plan for your self a fruitful and productive path forward,’ 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 information superpower and establishments like NIT Rourkela have a significant function to play in reaching it. PTI AAM ACD ACD


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