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Committed to Jammu & Kashmir’s overall development: Vice President

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Committed to Jammu & Kashmir's overall development: Vice PresidentJammu: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said Jammu & Kashmir has been and will continue to be an integral part of India.

Speaking at the 3rd and 4thConvocation ceremony of IIM Jammu, the Vice President underlined India’s commitment to the overall development and addressing all the challenges unitedly.

“Any external interference in India’s internal affairs is unwarranted,” he averred.

The Vice President also stressed the need for reorienting higher education in tune with the realities of the world. To this extent, he called for bringing diverse fields like agriculture, business, technology, humanities and management together through these courses. “This is the spirit of the multidisciplinary push of the New Education Policy. Remember, we cannot solve the problems of the future with the same superficial, segregated approach of the past”, he said.

Asserting that India was making great strides to fulfill the aspirations of the people, he declared that youth is the biggest resource and partner for our country in its journey of development. “Endowed with immense demographic dividend, we have the potential to achieve anything”, he said.

During the Convocation, the Vice President also recalled the great contribution of Jammu and Kashmir as an important centre of education since ancient times. Highlighting the works of Patanjali, Anandavardhana, Lalleswari and Habba Khatoon from the region, he called for continuity in enriching the rich culture of learning and innovation.


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