New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati to make centres for Indian knowledge systems and of disaster management. He also said that education will become a new medium of India’s engagement with Southeast Asia.
In his virtual address to the IIT-Guwahati’s 22nd convocation ceremony, Modi said, “I believe that through a modern and scientific process, we can turn cultural knowledge, skills, and beliefs into rich and cutting edge professional development programs. I suggest that IIT-Guwahati plays an important role in this. Through this, we can contribute invariably to the northeast, India, and the world,” a PIB release said.
Modi focused on the northeast’s significance in the country’s foreign affairs. He said, “The northeast is the centre for India’s Act East Policy. It is also the gateway to India’s relations with Southeast Asia… Now, education will become a new medium for engagement.”