The President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu graced and addressed the 3rd convocation of Doon University in Dehradun today (December 9, 2022).
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that the progress of any country depends on the quality of its human resource and the quality of human resources depends on the quality of education.
She urged Doon University to work towards creating quality human resources, following the motto ‘today’s youth is tomorrow’s future.
The President noted that Doon University is the only institution in the state where students are taught five foreign languages – Chinese, Spanish, German, Japanese, and French.
Students can also study here three local languages – Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Jaunsari. She said that encouraging the study of local languages is a commendable step in preserving our folk culture.
Folk languages are the intangible heritage of our culture. University should take forward this initiative.
The President said that research and innovation should be encouraged in educational institutions so that students could be more equipped with technical skills and provide employment to others instead of seeking employment for them.
The President noted that the Center for Public Policy Chair has been set up at Doon University in collaboration with NTPC which is dedicated to policy-making and capacity-building for the development of the State.
Dr. Nityananda Himalayan Research and Studies Center has also been established for research and study of various subjects related to the geographical, ecological, economic, and social development of the state. She appreciated the University for these Initiatives.