KIIT Silver Jubilee: NEP To Uphold Moral Values In Society, Says Odisha Governor

Bhubaneswar: National Education Policy (NEP) would play a critical role in shaping a child into a good human being who upholds high moral values in the society, said Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal on Sunday.

Inaugurating the international conference on “Education for Building Humanity with Harmony and Peace” organised by KIIT on the occasion of its silver jubilee celebration in Bhubaneswar, the Governor said the parents should praise their wards for the good qualities they possess and encourage them to build on those qualities rather than asking the child to ape others.

Extolling the virtues of the ancient Indian education traditions, the Governor cited from the Bhagavad Gita to emphasise that the universe is based on cooperation and coexistence. Education must prepare us to dispel ego and greed, and bring about harmony among man, science, nature, and God, he added.

Vice Chancellor of Utkal University Prof Sabita Acharya said, “The NEP is truly forward-looking policy which addresses the collective aspirations of the new generation and nation. It focuses on access, equity, accountability and quality.  Besides, it seeks to increase the gross enrolment ratio and remove the boundary between curriculum and co-curricular activities.”

Founder of KIIT and KISS Dr Achyuta Samanta spoke on the meteoric rise of the KIIT deemed to be university from a two-room rented accommodation to one of the largest universities in the country in 25 years.

Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur Poonam Saxena; Director of IIM-Nagpur Prof Bhimaraya Metri; Director of IIT-Dharwad Prof Venkappayya R Desai and KIIT Vice-Chancellor Prof Sasmita Samanta also spoke.

As many as 100 vice-chancellors and directors from IITs, IIMs and NITs along with 300 principals from across the country attended the conference.

The one-day academic meet featured five plenary sessions, three round tables, and a session on the digital library. The plenary sessions covered various aspects of the NEP and topics like Peace and Harmony for Building Humanity.

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