To raise the interest of children towards research and innovation HRD minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday announced that government will give scholarship worth of 75000 to the 1000 innovative minds under the proposed Prime Minister Scholarship scheme.
Speaking on the occasion of fourth convocation of the Sri Sri University, Javadekar said that the government is spending 20,000 crore in building infrastructure to promote research in the country.
“India lacks in innovation therefore, turn this adversary into your strength”, Javadekar said.
The Minister also said that the government is also working on reducing the control of the UGC and AICTE over the universities. The intention behind this move is to give more autonomy to the institutions of higher education. Freedom is necessary for better research and innovation in the country.
Fonder of the university Sri Sri Rai Shankar asked the students to face the challenge of the life with smile and confidence.
He said "education is not stuffing the mind with information but building a strong personality and inculcating great human values. His purpose of setting up the University here was to bring the best of East and best of West to this land of Lord Jagannath".