Talking about the recent tensions at the Line of Actual Control, the letter read, “The latest border turmoil, additionally, has forced the nation, as a whole, to introspect about the alternatives and to keep away from dependence on different nations about our wishes and requirements.”

The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has requested greater schooling institutes and universities to be self-reliant or as the Prime Minister in his countrywide address had said, ‘atmanirbhar‘. AICTE asked institutes to inspire instructors and college students to enhance “alternative apps, products, and applied sciences through modern thoughts and research”. This will now not solely “make India self-reliant however also propel India to the forefront as the fundamental supply for assembly all international needs and requirements,” stated the letter.

The letter — signed with the aid of the AICTE chief Anil Sahasrabudhe — read, “COVID-19 pandemic will quickly be an element of the past…India will surge beforehand overcoming the pandemic wave and the current financial disaster and will emerge as a strong, resilient, and proud nation.”

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Talking about the recent tensions at the Line of Actual Control, the letter read, “The latest border turmoil, additionally, has compelled the nation, as a whole, to introspect about the options and to keep away from dependence on different nations about our wants and requirements.”

“Time beacons us all to be pro-active and pitch in our great efforts to be self-reliant and ‘be vocal’ and ‘buy local’ to gain the countrywide goal of being ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’,” it added.

Taking the example of private protecting gear (PPEs), the AICTE defined that India used to rely on imports for these items however after the COVID-19 pandemic hit India, the state has no longer solely become “self-reliant but additionally (started to) export them,” the letter claimed.

“AICTE accepted universities/establishments have achieved phenomenally nicely during the pandemic in phrases of making PPES, sanitizers, face masks, ventilators, and apps. AICTE has instituted an award for such well-performing universities/institutes in the shape of the Utkrusht Sansthan Vishwakarma Award.”