Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today called on the universities of the state to equip the self with the latest technologies to prevent exodus of youth power to foreign countries for envisaging their desires to create new innovations and novel thinking.
He further stated that the state government and universities would take care of patenting, marketing and financing aspects of the innovations and researches made by such talented youths.
The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized to dedicate to the people, ‘Indukaka Ipco Centre for Inter Disciplinary Studies in Science & Technology’ built at a cost of Rs. 3-Crore and foundation laying ceremony of ‘Ipcowala Auditorium’ to be built at a cost of Rs. 10-crore at Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, Anand.
Mr. Rupani said India is the most youthful nation in the world with having the highest youth population of 55-crore. To make these youths equipped with the best education and ‘Job Givers, Not Job Seekers’, the governments have taken initiatives like ‘Start-up India’, ‘Center of Excellence’, ‘i-Create’ and others.
The Chief said that previously Gujarat had just only 11 universities. But, as a result of fore-vision of Prime Minister Mr. Narendrabhai Modi, who was previously chief minister of Gujarat, the state has now as many as sixty universities. In addition to these, the state government is also considering to establish a Marine as well as Defence Universities in the state.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Gujarat Education Minister Mr. Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Head of Ipcowala Foundation Mr. Devangbhai Patel, Dr. Shirish Kulkarni, vice-chancellor of Sardar Patel University, and others.
The occasion was graced by Mr. Mayur Raval (MLA, Khambhat), former MP Mr. Deepakbhai Patel, former MLA Mr. Sanjay Patel, and others.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat