IIT is the engine of India’s development journey: VP

Dhanbad: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar attended the 43rd convocation of IIT Dhanbad as the Chief Guest. Addressing the students on this occasion, the Vice President said that this convocation is not the end of your academic journey, but you have to keep learning further.

The Vice President said Sunday” India is moving forward on the development journey at a fast pace and this progress is unstoppable. India has become the fifth largest economy in the world and now we are on the way to becoming the third largest economy in the world. We have left behind U.K. now we are going to leave behind Germany and Japan”.

The Vice President said that the construction of the new Parliament building by India in two and a half years is worth seeing. This is not just a building, you will be stunned to see the technology inside it, such construction of a Parliament building imbued with Indianness has not been possible till date by any country in such a short time. Praising India’s achievements, the Vice President said that the changing picture of India could be gauged by seeing that Bharat Mandapam and Yashobhoomi, two of the top ten convention centers in the world, are present in India today.

Referring to India’s technological achievements, the Vice President said that today we have to think out of the box. You must be aware of how fast the world is changing, quantum computing, machine learning, our country is progressing rapidly in this field. India has progressed significantly in the fields of quantum computing, green hydrogen and machine learning.

Dhankar told the students, “Can you ever imagine that an amount of more than two lakh seventy-five thousand crores has been sent to the farmers directly in their accounts. It is not important that the government has sent this amount to their accounts, it is important that That our farmers have become technically capable of obtaining this amount is a big achievement.”

Referring to the statement of the President of the World Bank, the Vice President said that the President of the World Bank said that the achievement that India has made in the digital sector in six years was not possible even in forty-seven years. He further said that today India is making waves in the world.

The amount of digital transactions done here is more than four times the transactions of America, UK, France and Germany. He said that there is no competition for India’s talent. We embrace technology easily, India’s per capita internet data consumption is more than the per capita internet data consumption of America and China.

Referring to India’s growing strength in space, the Vice President said that India is the first country which has created history by landing Chandrayaan-3 on the south pole of the Moon. Now there is Shiv Shakti Point and also Tiranga Point, today our ISRO sends satellites of America, UK, Singapore and many developed countries into space.

He said that today we will have to think out of the box. You have technology to learn. There are some technologies which when discussed, you feel how quickly the world is changing. Find out what is quantum computing, machine learning, our country is working in this field. Much progress has been made in the fields of quantum computing, green hydrogen and machine learning. 

The Vice President called on students to engage with technology, invited them to visit the Indian Parliament and also had lunch with them. In the end, the Vice President said that we should keep our national interest paramount, India’s interest is paramount, our faith in Indianness is unwavering, we should be proud to be Indians, we should be proud of our historical achievements. 

On this occasion, Shri C.P. Radhakrishnan, Governor of Jharkhand, Shri Vana Gupta, Health Minister of Jharkhand, Professor Prem Vrat, Chairman, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, Professor J.K. Patnaik, Director I.I.T. (ISM) Dhanbad, members of the Academic Council, teachers of the institute, degree awarding students and many other dignitaries were present. 

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