Sustainable growth depends on innovation: CM

Special postal cover released at valedictory of golden jubilee celebrations of NITK

Sustainable growth depends on innovation: CM

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, Home Minister Dr V S Acharya and others releasing a special postal cover to mark the golden jubilee celebration of NITK on Friday. DH photo

Addressing the gathering at the valedictory programme of golden jubilee celebration of National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) and inaugurating the mega hostel complex for boys on Friday, he said that there is a need for young minds to think on lines of bringing about innovations in the field of agriculture and industry.

“There is an urgent need to develop better technology for agricultural and industrial growth. These technologies must be primarily sustainable and energy efficient,” the CM said.

Speaking about the Global Investors’ Meet held recently in Bangalore, the CM said that the meet had industrial giants across the world participating in it. The meet has opened up about 10 lakh job opportunities and over Rs 5 lakh crore investment. “It is not simply that 21st century is called century of India. If we look at the world, we see hegemony of
Indians in IT, BT, medical and technological fields.”

“The youth of this country have the capacity to take India a notch higher,” said Yeddyurappa.  A special postal cover was released by the CM and Home Minister Dr V S Acharya to mark the occasion.

Dr Acharya said that it is the most enchanting phase of time for India as the whole world is looking at India. With great intellectual property, India will surely usher into a new era where it will be looked up on by all other nations.

“It is time for us to give more and more importance on research. A Research and Development Centre is being set up at Muddenahali, the native place of Sir M Vishveshwaraiah at a cost of Rs 75 crore for the first phase,” he said and opined that a civil engineering college should be set up in the state to boost quality of civil engineering education. He also called upon the NITK to have advanced training in Civil Engineering.

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar coming down heavily on the commercialisation of education questioned as to how much can students who have got enrolled to colleges using money power can serve the country.

He said that even if the private institutions take donation, they should focus at improving the quality of education in their institutions.

NITK Board of Governors Chairman Goverdhan Mehta presided over the programme. NITK Director Sandeep Sancheti was present.

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