The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Golden Jubilee celebration of Symbiosis University, Pune, today. He also inaugurated Symbiosis Arogya Dham. Governor Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari was among those present on the occasion.
Congratulating the students, faculty and alumni of Symbiosis on the occasion, The Prime Minister noted the motto of the institute ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’ and said that in the form of students from various countries, this modern institution is representing India’s ancient tradition. “Knowledge should spread far and wide, knowledge should become a medium to connect the whole world as one family, this has been our culture. I am glad that this tradition is still alive in our country”, he said.
The Prime minister underlined the confidence of New India and mentioned that India is among the largest economies of the world and maintains the third largest start up ecosystem of the world. “Missions like Startup India, Stand Up India, Make in India and Aatmnirbhar Bharat are representing your aspirations. Today’s India is innovating, improving, and influencing the whole world”, he said. The Prime Minister said that Punekars know very well how India showed its prowess to the world in the context of Corona vaccination.
He also highlighted India’s influence and said that India is safely bringing out its citizens from the war zone through Operation Ganga during the Ukraine crisis. “Big countries of the world are finding it difficult to do so. But it is the growing influence of India that we have brought thousands of students back to our homeland”, he said
The Prime Minister underscored the changed mood of the country. He said “your generation is fortunate in a way that it has not suffered the damaging impact of the earlier defensive and dependent psychology. If this change has come in the country, then the first credit of it also goes to all of you, goes to our youth.”
The Prime Minister said that India has emerged as global leader in the sectors which were previously considered out of reach. India has become the second largest mobile manufacturer in the world. Seven years ago there were only 2 mobile manufacturing companies in India, today more than 200 manufacturing units are engaged in this work, he said. Even in defence, the Prime Minister said, India, which was recognized as the world’s largest importer country, is now becoming a defence exporter. Today, two major defence corridors are coming up, where the biggest modern weapons will be made to meet the defence needs of the country, he added.
The Prime minister called upon the students to take full advantage of opening of various sectors. Mentioning the recent reforms in the sectors of Geo-spatial Systems, Drones , Semi-conductors and Space technology, the Prime minister said “the government in the country today trusts the strength of the youth of the country. That’s why we are opening sectors one after the other for you”.
“Whatever field you are in, the way you set goals for your career, in the same way you should have some goals for the country”, Shri Modi requested. He asked them to find solutions for the local problems. He asked them to maintain their fitness and stay happy and vibrant. “When our goals go from personal growth to national growth, then the feeling of being a participant in nation building takes over”, Shri Modi said.
The Prime Minister also asked the student to select themes to work on every year and select these themes keeping in mind the national and global needs. He said that results and ideas can be shared with the Prime Minister office also.