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President of India addresses students at the Pilani Campus

Sunday, November 23, 2008   (0 Comments)
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President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited Pilani campus this past month to address the students and faculty at the Pilani Campus. The President told the students that India should use its enormous potential to become a knowledge power and lay the foundation that would help in development of India. He said, “For this, the time is right because of the ascending trajectory of the economy, availability of great institutions for capacity building of our human resource. And above all, 540 million youths who are determined to make the nation prosperous and a safe place to live before 2020". He also shared thoughts on the “convergence of technologies”. According to Dr. Kalam, “Technology is a non-linear tool which can effect fundamental changes in economic competitiveness”. He emphasized on the need for fostering education to improve creativity, establishing a BITS Virtual university and challenged the students to dream big and participate in India Vision 2020. The audi was packed and questions were pouring in. Follow this link to see the complete address and answers to several follow up questions.

Link: http://presidentofindia.nic.in/scripts/eventslatest1.jsp?id=1483


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