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Work for nation, Prez urges educated citizens

Addressing students on the occasion of the golden jubilee function of Jesus and Mary College, the President also pitched for the education of the girl child

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Work for nation, Prez urges educated citizens
President Ram Nath Kovind at a college event in the city on Wednesday.
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To encourage people to contribute towards nation-building, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that educated people should work for the welfare of those who are less-privileged.

"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," he said.

Addressing students on the occasion of the golden jubilee function of Jesus and Mary College, the President also pitched for the education of the girl child.

"An educated girl contributes to the economy and at work. In this way, the larger social impact of girl's education is significant," President Kovind said.

Speaking about the "dramatic changes" caused by "the fourth industrial revolution" and advances in digitisation and robotics, the President said, "The nature of our economy and concept of a workplace is also changing. The fourth industrial revolution and advances in digitisation and robotics will together make certain jobs obsolete and also create new opportunities."

He added, "How our society copes up with these dramatic changes will be dependent on how our institutions of higher learning respond to it."

President Kovind also praised the college for partnering with a nearby NDMC school for the development of students and their institution. "This is a praiseworthy example of giving back to the society. It can be adopted by other colleges too," he said.

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