India has become the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world: PM Modi
Phase-II of the “Vedic Vigyan Kendra” at Banaras Hindu University launched
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated the three-day Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi. It was organized by the Ministry of Education in association with University Grants Commission (UGC) and Banaras Hindu University.
PM Modi emphasized that the National Education Policy is now opening the way for studies in the mother tongue. Consequently, ancient Indian languages like Sanskrit are also being carried forward.
“For the new National Education Policy, work has also been done on a major infrastructure overhaul in the education sector of the country. Today a large number of new colleges are opening in the country, new universities are opening, and new IITs and IIMs are being established. Today, India is one of the fastest-growing large economies in the world. We are the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world,” PM Modi said.
He hoped that India would soon become a global hub for education. “We just do not have to prepare youth with degrees, it is imperative, that along with it, our education policy also contributes to the nation while preparing significant human resources needed to take the country forward,” he added.
PM Modi said in areas like space technology, where earlier only the government used to do everything, now a new world is being created for the youth through private players. Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were also present on the occasion.
PM Modi also inaugurated Thursday projects and schemes worth Rs1774 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. “These projects will give momentum to the city’s development journey, and will help the city improve in “Ease of Living Index,” the PM said in a statement, adding, “In Varanasi one work ends and one begins.”