130 nations endorse PM Modi's vision on internationalisation of education at diplomatic conclave

New Delhi:

As many as 130 nations endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision on internationalisation of education while participating in the Diplomatic Conclave organised by Chandigarh University, Punjab on Friday.

The conclave was organised under the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of External Affairs.

While participating in the first of its kind diplomatic conclave, 175 ambassadors and senior diplomats deliberated on the global issues including exploring avenues for internationalisation of higher education, enhancing the standards of higher education in India as well as in participating nations, and the challenges to international collaborations in higher education. 

Union Minister for Education, Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for External Affairs, S Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary, Harsh Vardhan Shringla attended the conclave, along with higher officials of both the ministries.

The idea of global partnership in the field of education, which is the theme of the diplomatic conclave has drawn immense response internationally, as validated by the presence of Ambassadors and Senior Diplomatic from 130 nations, who attended the conclave.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his thoughts on the theme of the diplomatic conclave. The diplomatic conclave being organised by Chandigarh University is deeply rooted in the tenet of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutambakam’ (the whole world is one family) and has brought together a mini-world on a common platform for fostering global partnerships in the field of education, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

The Prime Minister stressed in his message, “India’s New Education Policy emphasises on connecting our young generation with a modern and national education system, while drawing inspiration from our proud heritage. The objective of the education reforms is to make learning holistic and empower our youth.”

He said that the coming together of Ambassadors and Diplomats of SAARC countries, ASEAN countries, nations of African Union, European Union, OIC and several other countries at the Conclave will facilitate a vibrant exchange of thoughts, leading to a roadmap for mutual partnerships between nations in the field of Education. “I am sure that the discussions at the Conclave will lead to preparation of a strategic blueprint for greater synergy internationalisation of higher education,” he said. (ANI)


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