Author Archives: India Didac

A Tribute to the Education Legacy of Mandela

A Tribute to the Education Legacy of Mandela

“There can be no contentment for any of us when there are children, millions of children, who do not receive an education that provides them with dignity and allows them to live their lives to the full.

“It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations. ”

- Former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, Launching the Nelson Mandela Institute, 2007

Read More

"Greater Access to Higher Education is the Need of the Hour." - President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

“Greater Access to Higher Education is the Need of the Hour.” – President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi : 07-12-2013

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the B. Ed. Course of Aligarh Muslim University Murshidabad Centre today (December 7, 2013) at Jangipur.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said the AMU Centre at Murshidabad was started to carry forward the glorious legacy of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, an icon of India’s modern education and founder of the Aligarh Muslim University. Its inception represented a commitment to the nation to fight the scourge of educational backwardness and social deprivation. Since then, the Centre has fulfilled the long cherished educational aspirations of the people of the region. It has also helped in increasing the potential of the youth to enter into rewarding careers. He expressed his hope that it will contribute, in no small measure, to the attainment of the national goal of equity, access and inclusion in education.

Read More

"Modern Education in India Must Incorporate the Beautiful Ideas Embedded in Tagore’s ‘Natural Education’." - President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

“Modern Education in India Must Incorporate the Beautiful Ideas Embedded in Tagore’s ‘Natural Education’.” – President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi : 07-12-2013

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 48th Convocation of Visva-Bharati University at Shantiniketan today (December 7, 2013).

Speaking on the occasion, the President said Visva-Bharati is the culminating product of a radical experiment on education system by its founder, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

Tagore brought education into the open, and near to the nature. Tagore knew that the cause of misery was the drifting away from nature by mankind. The growing disconnect of man with nature continues to this day. Modern education in India must incorporate the beautiful ideas embedded in Tagore’s ‘natural education’. It must be, as Tagore had envisaged, an education for full development in life.

Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide Essential for Inclusive, Sustained Development - Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India

Bridging the Digital Divide Essential for Inclusive, Sustained Development – Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that there is consensus that knowledge would be the key driving force in the 21st century. The ability to use and create knowledge capital will determine a country’s capacity to empower and enable its citizens by increasing human capabilities. Knowledge would also determine the pace and trajectory of socio-economic development of countries, besides their global competitiveness. Addressing after inaugurating the “International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL)” on the theme ‘Vision 2020 – Looking back and Forging New Frontiers’organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) here today, he said that the realisation of these objectives would naturally involve the widest possible dissemination and imparting of knowledge amongst all sections of society. In this endeavour, digital libraries would be a critical instrument as they would enable people to access, share, and apply knowledge in a more efficient and effective manner.   

Read More

Close