Addressing the students at 83rd and 84th combined convocation ceremony of Andhra University, Mr. Vijay Bhatkar, Chancellor of Nalanda University expressed his concern about the present state of villages in India
“An inclusive growth in India was possible only when its villages are developed,” said Nalanda University Chancellor Vijay Bhatkar. Mr. Bhatkar is a noted computer scientist and educationist. He stressed upon the fact that villages have been neglected in terms of development over the years.
Highlights of Bhatkar’s Speech
–Population growth has become a major challenge that is obstructing the development process
–Inclusive growth can be possible only when villages in the country are developed
–In the din of development, we have forgotten our villages where most of our population resides
–I urge you to contribute your bit to the development of villages
— India is poised to reap the benefit of demographic dividend and advancements made in the field of science and technology
Bhatkar elaborated on his points, “The 20th century was largely shaped by the USA and Japan. European countries dominated others in the previous five centuries. The 21st century is going to be the India’s century.”
“The stellar accomplishments made in science and technology in the last three decades have made India a global leader,” said the 70-year-old Mr. Bhatkar.
The challenge before India now is to endow its young population with quality education and skills at all levels and in a whole range of disciplines. Thus the scientist said, “It is time for the government and educational institutions to unleash 135 crore minds and aspirations. Since India’s population mostly consists of youth, the scope for development is high.” Bhatkar is well known as the architect of India’s first supercomputer Param in 1990.