President Ram Nath Kovind has said that education is the catalyst for change and the youth is the most potent agent of social transformation. He asserted that the New Education Policy-2020 seeks to implement a modern education system based on research, skill and acumen relevant to the evolving needs of the present generation.
The President was addressing the 41st Annual Convocation of the Anna University at Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Mr Kovind said, the policy focuses on promoting understanding of Indian Culture and inculcating moral values.
The President began in his speech in the Tamil language and praised it for being accorded the status of classical language. He recalled the remarkable personalities like former President Abdul Kalam and Dr. Verghese Kurien, the force behind the white revolution who were alumni of the Anna University. The President was on a three day visit to Tamil Nadu.