Government focusing on education, says PM Narendra Modi; announces RISE programme


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced that several initiatives have been taken to improve the infrastructure of education. The PM reiterated that the purpose of education is to make the balanced development of a person and that is not possible without innovation.

Inaugurating the Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence in the capital, PM Modi said that for the improvement in the infrastructure of education RISE has been started. RISE or Revitalization of Infrastructure and Systems in Education programme aims to spend one lakh crores by 2022, said the prime minister.

The PM emphasised that knowledge and education cannot be limited to books alone and highlighted that in our ancient Takshila, Nalanda and Vikramshila universities emphasise was given on innovation along with knowledge.

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