While attending the 108th annual convocation of the Khalsa College, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed that the future of India depends on quality education.
He said that emerging world needs better ideas that can be used for the development of human race. Only better education can shape the mind to generate useful ideas.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley awarded post-graduate degrees for 226 students and gold medals for other 50 students. He confirmed that only quality education can enable students to compete with the world around. He said that the focus must be now on ‘soft competency’ after agriculture and industry.
“There is world’s largest transport company which does not own even a single vehicle. There are biggest online. Which does not even have a single store? In the coming times, the banks and stores would be available only online,” Jaitley said while speaking on the occasion.
“Our education system must focus on the future needs of the country and how we can make it to join the comity of the developed nations,” he added.
Jaitley said that Punjab faces numerous challenges. They are aware about the need for more infrastructure and industrial growth. To overcome these problems, the centre is committed to help the state government.
Jaitley was quite impressed with the architectural building of Khalsa College and appreciated them for imparting quality education and thereby contributing to the society.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was also present on the occasion. He said that the centre was very much aware about the problems faced by Punjab. He assured peace and harmony in the state along with quality education.
The academic function was attended by Union Ministers Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Vijay Sampla, Khalsa College Governing Council president Satyajit Singh Majithia, Secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, Principal Dr. Mehal Sing and Punjab BJP chief Kamal Sharma.
Under CGPA by National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC), the Khalsa College is an ‘A’ Grade College. It was recently adjudged as Heritage College by the University Grants Commission.
During the convocation students from M.Sc. (Maths, Physics, Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, IT); MA (Economics, English, Political Science, Punjabi) and M.Com were given degrees.