New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon the universities to work towards becoming temples of knowledge and learning.
The president was speaking to a select gathering on the concluding day of the 3-day Festival of Innovation at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday. On this occasion he presented the Visitor’s Awards for the year 2016.
The President presented Visitor’s Award for the ‘Best University’ to Tezpur University and Visitor’s Awards for ‘Research’ as well as ‘Innovation’ to Prof. Rakesh Bhatnagar and the Molecular Parasitology Group of JNU respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that these Awards are a recognition of years of sincere effort and hard work. He stated that these Awards should inspire and motivate the central universities and their academic communities to excel further.
Among those present were Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani and Vice Chancellors of various universities and other dignitaries.