A two-day visitor’s conference, hosted by President Droupadi Murmu and visitors of about 160 Centrally sponsored educational institutions, discussed diversity, equality, inclusivity and wellness in higher education institutions in the country.

Representatives and academics from various Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research and Central Universities attended the conference along with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior Ministry officials.

On Tuesday, the theme of discussion in the conference was “Education for Sustainable Development: Building a better world”. Sub-themes such as contributions to the realisation of National Education Policy (NEP)-2020, Internationalisation efforts and G-20, research contributions and recognitions and plans and action items for Amrit Kaal were also taken up during the meeting. The outcome of deliberations was presented to Ms. Murmu.

Equality and fraternity separately and said institutions of higher education were among the most effective platforms for promoting the Constitutional ideals of justice, equality, fraternity, individual dignity and respect for women. “All these dimensions of sensitivity will make higher education comprehensive,” she said.

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