[Uttar Pradesh] The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India has a glorious history in higher education. From the world’s first university at Taxila to the universities of Nalanda, Udantapuri, Vikramshila, and Vallabhi, the tradition had faded for some time. But, our scientists, doctors, and teachers have continuously influenced the world with their intellect and dedication. They have instilled in all of us confidence that our students are capable of carrying forward our ancient tradition of knowledge. He expressed confidence that Mahayogi Gorakhnath University would prepare such knowledgeable students who would contribute to building a self-reliant, strong, and healthy India.
The President noted that Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya would conduct employment generating courses keeping in view the need of the hour in addition to courses in Yoga, Ayurveda, medical education, higher education, and technical education, etc. While this university would encourage high-level research, it would also run vocational education and skill development courses for students.
The President said that the National Education Policy 2020 envisages that education should build character. Education should develop ethics, rationality, compassion, and sensitivity in students as well as make them capable of employment.
Maharana Pratap Education Council
He stated the council was established in 1932 with the goal of social upliftment through the spread of education. It is running about 50 educational institutions in northern India, especially in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Institutes’ emphasis is on the overall development of the personality of the students apart from providing modern education.
The President said that Gorakshpeeth has been playing a major role in the socio-religious awakening of India for centuries. During India’s freedom movement, this Peeth had played an important role in the political awakening. Even at present, Shri Gorakshapeeth remains the center of public awareness, public service, education, and medical service.