IGNOU has emerged as modern day Lord Hanuman: Dharmendra Pradhan

IGNOU 35th Convocation: Pradhan wished more than 2.91 lakh students who received their PhD, MPhil, degree, diploma certificates, and gold medals.

IGNOU has emerged as modern day Lord Hanuman: Dharmendra Pradhan IGNOU 35th Convocation: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan speaking at the IGNOU convocation 2022 (image source: Official Twitter)
Abhiraj P | Apr 26, 2022 - 4:51 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the 35th convocation event at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was a huge confidence booster and compared the IGNOU university to the mythical character "Lord Hanuman" from Ramayana, who was unaware of the powers he possessed, for taking education to the remort parts of the country, to the poorest. He said that the work of IGNOU professors has to be celebrated.

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"Today’s convocation at @OfficialIGNOU is a big confidence booster. It reflects the immense possibilities of the innovative pedagogy of the university. IGNOU has emerged as modern day Lord Hanuman in taking education and learning to the remotest corners and to the poorest," he said in a tweet.

Pradhan also wished more than 2.91 lakh students who received their PhD, MPhil, degree, diploma certificates, and gold medals for their performance at the IGNOU convocation 2022 event. He said that he was delighted to be a part of the IGNOU 35th convocation. Speaking at the IGNOU convocation 2022, he also complimented the students, teachers, and other staff of the university for making the university a people's university.

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He further said that the civilisational wealth of India should be harnessed, and also stressed the importance of the Indian knowledge system to make the education system in India better by adhering to the spirit of "Vasudhaiv Kutumbukam".

Pradhan said that IGNOU should develop the "canvas of education, strengthen the e-content architecture and emerge as a benchmark knowledge centre of the world" by making use of technology and innovation. "IGNOU has to lead the Renaissance of Knowledge," he said.

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