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Enterprise of nation-building not limited to govt, involves everyone: President Kovind

President Ram nath Kovind said, "It is crucial to harness energy of our young people and use it to make our country a developed society. Education is fundamental to this effort."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2017 7:18 pm
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that the enterprise of nation-building is not limited just to the government but involves everyone living in the country. “The enterprise of nation-building involves all of us. It is not limited to just government. It requires participation by private and public institutions, religious and lay people, and each of us as individuals, irrespective of what we do,” ANI quoted President Kovind as saying. Speaking at the golden jubilee function of Jesus and Mary College in New Delhi today, the President laid emphasis on education for the betterment of the society. “It is crucial to harness energy of our young people and use it to make our country a developed society. Education is fundamental to this effort.”

He further said that the educated people should work for the welfare of the less-privileged and become nation- builders. While pitching for girls’ education, he said its impact on the society is very significant. “The goal of education is not just to acquire knowledge. The truly educated are not those who collect degrees, but those who use those degrees and the underlying scholarship to become nation-builders in our society,” Kovind said, according to PTI.

Talking about the ‘dramatic changes’ caused by the fourth industrial revolution, he further said, “The nature of our economy and concept of a workplace isalso changing. The fourth industrial revolution and advances in digitisation and robotics will together make certain jobsobsolete and also create new opportunities. How our society copes up with these dramatic changes will be dependent on how our institutions of higher learning respond to it.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Sir castic
    Sep 21, 2017 at 12:05 am
    Nation building is peoples job Government's is to loot from it
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      Amit
      Sep 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm
      After Modi Ji came into power new rules have been made and enforced.Before Modi ji it was the sole responsibility of the Central Government.. 70 saal main pahli baar kisi Rashtrapati ne janta ko yeh bataya hai.RASHPATI KAH RAHRN HAIN TO SUCH HI HOGA
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        Jon Snow
        Sep 20, 2017 at 11:06 pm
        Mr Kovind - the first Rashtra-puppet of India. He is a Dalit - controlled by Brahmins. Kudos to the illiterate Population
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        1. John Alexander
          Sep 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm
          With due respect to the president and his scholarly discourse s. My humble submission is release justice karnan fro prison. He did jot kill 3000 plus Muslims in Gujarat. Whatever you do the brahmins will always claim that even an illiterate brahmin priest who has immoral relations with his female devotees will claim superiority over you. Enjoy your stay in the sarkari bungalows and see if you can do something for dalits which obviously you cannot do. I am a poor man but I can at least rake a dailit o a hospital which you cannot do. Nor can you do any thing g in the strategic sphere ad your RSS preaches dalits have inferior genes and they should only do shudra jobs.
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            ASHOK KUMAR
            Sep 20, 2017 at 9:44 pm
            When Kovind was Governor of Bihar and was not en led , wanted President suite in Simla to spend holidays with his family. Now, he is giving sermons to common man. Shame on such ficticious Presidents.
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              Ram Nath kaahil
              Sep 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm
              At that time he was doing rehearsal for staying in President Suite. Modi Ji might have asked him to do the rehearsal.
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