‘Young minds need to find solutions to India’s problems’
President Pranab Mukherjee on Sundaysaid young minds need to be sensitised to find creative solutions to important socio-economic problems of the country so India can achieve the goal of inclusive development.
India needs to leverage its technological ingenuity to address social needs, an official spokesperson said quoting the President, who was addressing students at the closing of the week-long Festival of Innovations at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday.
India may have reached a certain level of technological advancement and promoted the development of a scientific bent of mind and temperament amongst its citizens, especially young ones, but unless they are driven by commitment, devotion, empathy and sensitivity, a just social order envisaged in our Constitution will remain elusive, he said.
“If we are able to leverage ingenuity to address social needs, it will result in social innovations beneficial to the society,” he said.
The President said such festivals will inspire young talented individuals to contribute to social change.
“The agenda and the themes of the Festival of Innovation have attempted to build inter-linkages amongst various stakeholders essential for an inclusive society based on inclusive innovations and technologies,” the spokesperson said.