He said while the system was expanding and the government as well as the private sector was focusing on increasing the number of medical colleges, “the essential question we need to ask ourselves is about the quality of medical education”.
Talking about enhanced global interest in India after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s energetic efforts during the last four years, the vice president urged the diplomats to convert this global enthusiasm about India into investments.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu will release a commemorative coin of Rs 125 and circulation coin of Rs 5 on Friday, marking the 125 birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis which is also celebrated as Statistics Day.
“Talking vaguely about the Emergency would not help Young India understand its impact and reach,” Naidu said.
In the backdrop of a growing debate on intolerance in the society, V-P Venkaiah Naidu said that a citizen can disagree with others’ views but must learn to respect the others and that the “core Indian values have no place for intolerance”.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was thrice elected prime minister between 1996 and 1999. He is the only non-Congress prime minister to have completed the full term from 1999 to 2004.
“I think it is essentially their strong nationalistic fervour and idealism which distinguished them from many other leaders. This passion has its roots in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its ideological moorings,” Venkaiah Naidu said.
Rajya Sabha committee must look beyond the symptoms of dysfunction.
The life skills acquired by the students from them and the values of ethics, morality, integrity, and compassion are
equally important in navigating through the challenges and contribute to building an inclusive New India, Naidu said.
The Vice President also wanted institutions such as MANAGE to educate the farmers on the need to diversify crops to overcome challenges of climate change and sustain their incomes.
In his first stop at, during his three-country visit to Latin America, Naidu witnessed the interest evinced by Gautemalan President Jimmy Morales about India’s soft power.
Pointing to the low penetration of medical insurance in India, Venkaiah Naidu referred to the government’s Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission, aimed at providing universal health coverage through insurance.
Naidu, who went on to define “Hindutva” to the foresters, said that “Bharatiyataa (Indian-ness), which is same as Hindutva, is about all that we have inherited from our culture”.
CJI impeachment: When asked about the procedure ahead if the opposition moves the apex court to challenge Venkaiah Naidu’s decision, Soli Sorabjee said he did not see the petition succeeding.
CJI Dipak Misra impeachment: Vice-President and Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the notice given by Opposition parties led by the Congress.