All India Radio – Making India a Knowledge Society in 21st Century

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  • April 29, 2016
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AIR debate – Making India a Knowledge Society in 21st Century


Prime minister Modi emphasised that 21st century must be knowledge society he said this at a graduation ceremony in J and K. With over 800 million youths below the age of 30, the emphasis on creation of knowledgeable society cannot be ignored. The role of such knowledgeable youths has a significant role in contributing to the country. With India playing an important role globally, Youths are more tend to benefit if they are able to grasp things. The article deals with things leading to make a society knowledgeable.

There often exists a positive correlation between knowledge and economy. Knowledge economy which means a change in thinking, and more tolerant approach towards freedom of thought and freedom of expression should be the motto of our initiatives in creating a knowledgeable society.

The government is giving more emphasis on Digital India as a means to broaden the knowledge base. Through such initiatives it not only increases the knowledge base but also creates awareness, promotes transparency, holding things accountable. The use of Digital platform for promoting the intellectual ability of the masses is truly a welcome step and it should be promoted more aggressively.

India is moving towards a knowledge revolution by using technology in every possible way. The use of internet for minimum government and maximum governance is a revolutionary in its way. It is evident from the fact that the knowledgeable society has a greater role in eradicating poverty and in promoting inclusiveness among people.

Despite all the positive things happening around the place. Indian universities still lag behind in being called as top universities of the world. Too much centralisation and lack of autonomy is the major reason attributed to this. However government should make necessary steps to grant autonomy so that they let alone to function with positive energy.

PM addressed this speech at an academic institution in Kashmir. This is significant because Kashmir can become the knowledge hub of India given its ancient culture associated with learning Vedas and Puranas. By promoting more and more education the society can be taken all together a new level of thought process so as to make the institution of democracy and function towards perfection by eliminating the differences.

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