Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made an appeal to universities in the country to aspire to be among the top 100 globally. There is no Indian university ranked among the world’s top 100 universities, Modi said, adding that, we feel “ashamed”.
“I invite 10 public and 10 private universities to come forward and take a pledge to make a place for themselves in the top 100 universities of the world. Those who will come forward will get special economic assistance. They will be given relaxation from seeking various approvals. There will be an open field for them,” he said.
He urged the students to actively participate in sports and aim for a Gold in Tokyo Olympics in 2020. While speaking at the centenary celebrations of Karnataka Lingayat Education Society (KLES) at Belagavi, he urged that “In 2020 during ToKyo Olympics there should be some gold medals from KLES.”
“Research and innovation are vital for us. In the 21st century, the youth will take India to new heights. For this, we need skilled youth,” he tweeted.
Congratulating KLES for completing 100 years, the Prime Minister had said, “Political organisations do not last for 100 years. Even families do not. Imagine an educational institution which has completed 100 years.”