India is focused on ensuring high-quality education, affordability, and flexibility in alignment with the National Education Policy of 2020. This was stated by Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal while addressing the annual convocation of MDI Gurgaon and Murshidabad.
He said that given the high quality of students, faculty, and work that is carried out in the institution, MDI should engage with the private sector and the government so that all of us can benefit from the achievements of the institution. He said that the students of MDI are the future entrepreneurs, innovators, changemakers, and leaders of India who are going to contribute to the Amrit Kaal as the country moves to the centenary of Independence.
He noted that we have over 65 % of girls have joined the MDI. That is a remarkable achievement for the organization in terms of allowing our daughters as they work their way up and become stakeholders in the growth story of India, he said. He added that it is our collective duty to work with a sense of duty to ensure prosperity and inclusive growth in the country so that none is left behind.
The country today is working towards a vision of making India a developed nation by 2047, which requires a deep understanding of the challenges. Education from MDI will play an important role for its students in this, Shri Goyal said, adding that he hoped to see the students as value creators and many as budding innovators and entrepreneurs. Today the Govt is also thinking like a Startup continuously experimenting with ideas to take development to the last mile, he said.
Lauding the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Goyal said that the PM always speaks of the power of India’s youth. “India’s youth are the growth engines of the country and India is the world’s growth engine,” he quoted. Our collective duty is to take this country forward skillfully, as the world today looks up to India. Whenever there is any distress anywhere in the world, India is at the forefront of the collective effort to help find solutions, Shri Goyal said adding that whether it is providing vaccines or supporting neighbors in times of distress, India always stands up and is counted and trusted upon to be a friend in need. India is today called the Pharmacy of the World as the vaccines and medicines were exported while ensuring adequate domestic supplies for our citizens during the pandemic. He spoke of VUCA Solutions which is ‘Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility’ in our work will help us navigate the challenges of tomorrow. He ended with the belief that MDI students will come up with innovations and solutions for our farmers, artisans, and other diverse sectors and contribute to India’s growth story.