Pres­i­dent: Coun­try is in midst of dra­matic change

The Asian Age - - Nation -

Be­la­gavi, Sept. 15: The coun­try is in the midst of a dra­matic change and de­ci­sions taken to­day will in­flu­ence not just the im­me­di­ate fu­ture but per­haps the rest of the cen­tury, Pres­i­dent Ram Nath Kovind said on Satur­day.

Speak­ing at the plat­inum ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tion of Kar­natak Law So­ci­ety and Raja Lakham­gouda Law Col­lege, Mr Kovind said the as­pi­ra­tions of the coun­try’s youth were chang­ing fast.

“We have a young, tal­ented pop­u­la­tion and an ex­cit­ing econ­omy brim­ming with op­por­tu­ni­ties. In the pre­vi­ous quar­ter, our GDP grew at 8.2 per cent, which in­di­cates our pace as well as our po­ten­tial,” said Mr Kovind.

“With the fourth in­dus­trial revolution upon us, how we live and work is chang­ing so are the as­pi­ra­tions of our young peo­ple,” he added.

In this con­text, the Pres­i­dent said that the ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions must be­come com­pat­i­ble with the quest for in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence. The gov­ern­ment, he said, was tak­ing steps to fa­cil­i­tate this and the process of over­haul­ing the reg­u­la­tory frame­work for higher ed­u­ca­tion.

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