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Pune: Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has said that the students need to keep up with the changing times and face new challenges and urged the young generation to contribute to this task as India steps towards becoming the world's largest economic power in the next 25 years. He was speaking on the occasion of the 29th convocation ceremony of the Gokhale Institute of Political Science and Economics in Pune yesterday. 

On this occasion, State Minister of Higher and Technical Education Chandrakantdada Patil, Chancellor of the institute Dr. Ajit Ranade, Vice-Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University Suresh Gosavi, Servants of India Society Trustee Ramakant Lenka and Secretary Milind Deshmukh were present.

Mr. Pradhan said that the world is progressing in the field of technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. Artificial intelligence has made computing data easier. Students should choose their own paths by knowing these new trends, Mr. Pradhan said. Graduate students should focus on their abilities. He added that a new education policy is being



implemented in the country. He opined that students should come forward as job givers rather than job seekers. 

Praising the work of Gokhale Institute, Mr. Pradhan said that the institute has made a great contribution in drawing up economic issues in the country. He praised the institute for providing good quality education to the students along with research in economics. On this occasion, the students were awarded degrees at the hands of the dignitaries. A book titled 'Making of an Economic Citadel' was published on this occasion.

Later interacting with the media persons, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the implementation of various schemes with the innovative concept of Bal Vatika in the new education policy has started in many parts of the country and soon it will be implemented all over the country. 

He explained that the Right to Education Act does not stand in the way of implementing the new policy. He also said that the entire responsibility of the effective implementation of the Right to Education Act rests with the state government.




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