Partnerships in education and knowledge have great potential in the Indian ambassador’s relationship

There is a huge commitment to education and information cooperation in Indo-US relations, according to Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s ambassador to the United States, who spoke to incoming Indian students studying in American colleges.

Education and knowledge sharing is a field that holds great potential in the relationship between India and the United States, said Taranjit Singh, India’s ambassador to the United States. The Consulate General of India in New York hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event for new Indian students attending universities in the United States, with a chapter on GOPIO-Manhattan, the Global Organization of the People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).

All industry consultants have interacted with students and shared valuable insights and experiences. In a video address addressed to students on Saturday, Sandhu said he sees India’s dynamism, India’s strength and India’s ability to innovate and create those who have come to America to pursue higher education in various fields.

“Education and knowledge sharing is an area that holds great potential in our bilateral relations,” Sandhu said. “As you know, the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has launched a new education policy (NEP), which was published last year after a gap of almost 34 years. We will focus on identifying and promoting coordination, ”he said.

In his Independence Day address to the nation last month, Modi said the new education policy was a way to fight poverty and meet the demands of the 21st century. At a meeting chaired by Modi, the NEP, approved by the Union Cabinet last year, replaced the 34-year-old national education policy formulated in 1986 with the aim of paving the way for transformational reforms in the school and higher education system to transform India. World knowledge is superpower.

Describing the students as a “strong bridge” between the world’s largest democracy and the world’s oldest, Sandhu said: “You will shape the future of relations between our two great nations. In that sense, you are in a unique position to benefit from it.” Sandhu noted that the last 20 months have not been easy for “any of us” because the COVID-19 epidemic has “completely changed our lives”.

“Despite the adversity, you have been able to reach your dream. We are, as always, committed to the welfare of Indian students in the United States, “he said, adding last year. Sandhu assured the students that Indian embassies and consulates in the United States give top priority to the welfare of the student community.

As India enters its 75th year of independence, he said embassies and consulates plan to arrange various interactions for Indian students, successful professionals and role models from across society.

“Your journey has just begun in the United States. I am confident that you will move from ‘good’ to ‘great’. Indian students enjoy a high reputation in the United States, ”said Sandhu. He said in his conversations with hundreds of chancellors / presidents and about 40 governors of various US universities over the past year and a half, “they all told me about the talented and hardworking nature of Indian students.

They are all thrilled to have more Indian students here. Your predecessors worked hard to create this image. To make it even better, you need to make sure. “According to the latest official figures from the Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP), US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States had 207,460 students from India, second only to China (382,561). ).

According to the report, the number of students from China and India has made Asia one of the most popular continents.

(PTI)

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