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New Delhi : Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on November 11 said that Google can’t replace Guru. He was delivering the 13th Annual Convocation of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology University at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Governor of Odisha S C Jamir and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that education occurs in the classrooms, sports fields, at home, through internet and the media and multiple daily interactions with people around us. He said that all formal, non-formal and informal channels contribute to making us educated. Learning new skills and acquiring new knowledge is vital in today’s knowledge economy. Google can’t replace Guru, he added.
The Vice President said that upgrading our competence, knowledge and adapting to a rapidly changing work environment is the need of the hour. He advised the students to think outside the box and collect as well as connect facts, according to a PIB release. He said,” You must acquire and utilize vast resources that are now more readily available than before: information and knowledge, and you must strive to be the best in whatever field you choose.”
The Vice President said that accessing, adopting, adapting and assimilation of new ideas has been India’s strength. He said,” We must revive and adopt this inclusive, welcoming world view. That is the best way to grow and bring back the lost glow on the face of our motherland.”