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Education in Indian languages will result in innovative knowledge, says President Murmu

Droupadi Murmu

New Delhi: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday said that imparting education in Indian languages will result in world-class knowledge and science.

She was speaking at the 36th convocation of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). 2,79,918 students received their degrees, certificates, and diplomas.

She lauded the progress made by women in several sectors including education. Highlighting that 55% of students who received their degrees, certificates, and diplomas were women, she said: "Girl students account for more than half of the students who have received gold medals today."

She added that IGNOU has played a commendable role in promoting access to higher education. "The university has played a significant role in providing opportunities for higher education to students from far-flung areas, rural areas, and economically weaker groups. With the help of flexibility in IGNOU's academic programmes, many students have pursued higher studies while managing their work, family, and other responsibilities."

She further said that the National Education Policy 2020 aims to achieve a 50% gross enrolment ratio by 2035. "IGNOU is contributing immensely to achieving this goal. NEP - 2020 aims to make India a global knowledge superpower."

The President also noted that one of the important suggestions in the NEP is the emphasis on feeling proud of India's heritage and on making Indian languages the medium of instruction.

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