Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the 51st Annual Convocation of Delhi IIT (Indian Institutes of Technology), through video conferencing. He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot.
Meanwhile, the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal was also present during the event.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that "I pay my gratitude to CV Raman on his birth anniversary today. His excellent work will keep inspiring us, especially the young scientists, for long."
"In the present situation amid COVID-19 pandemic, the technology has played the most significant role. It has changed the way things are being conducted today. Virtual reality is becoming the working reality now," PM Narendra Modi said while addressing the 51st Annual Convocation of Delhi IIT.
COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot, he said, adding that "It has taught us that globalisation is essential but at the same time, self-reliance is equally important."
"Atmanirbhar Bharat drive is about new opportunities for our youth so that they can showcase their inventions freely," PM Modi said.
He also said that "Today, India is committed to providing its youngsters the 'Ease of Doing Business' so that they can bring a change in the lives of crores of Indians through innovations."