Nashik, Nov 28 (UNI) President Pratibha Patil today said the fight for survival in global competition should have an ethical and cultural angle.
''The world is coming closer in this era of globalisation and open economy. To survive in this era of globalisation, we should prepare ourselves .... But, this preparation, this struggle to survive, and basically our education should have an ethical, cultural angle,'' the Presdent said on the occasion of the dedication ceremony of Bhujbal Knowledge City of the Mumbai Education Trust (MET).
Governor S M Krishna presided over the function. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Praful Patel and Maharashtra Higher and Technical Education Minister Dilip Walse-Patil including BJP national general secretary Gopinath Munde were present on the occasion.
The President stressed the need to attract students towards the basic sciences, biotechnology and research and to teach them that no work was less important. She also stressed the need to create capacity among the youth to face the challenges of globalisaion.
India is one of the fastest developing economies and Indians are leaving their mark in all fields across the globe. In this era of Knowledge Economy, we need to create a generation which will not only think of its own progress, but the progress of the nation as well as the whole humanity, she said.