Imphal, Feb 13:
Union Minister of State for Educational and External Affairs Dr. RK Ranjan Singh interacted with a delegation from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology-World Peace University (MIT-WPU), Pune, at his official residence in New Delhi. The delegation, comprised of students and faculty from the Masters Programme in Political Leadership & Government, was in the capital as part of a 1 tour aimed at engaging with leaders across the political and social spectrum and exploring key democratic institutions. The session was a vibrant exchange of ideas, experiences, and visions for India’s future.
The Minister shared insights from his commendable journey of over a decade with the Bharatiya Janata Party and his tenure in the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government. Minister’s discourse emphasized the critical need for eradicating corruption in the political landscape and underscored the paramount importance of people-centric governance.
During the interaction, the Minister elaborated on the transformative policies and unparalleled development achievements under the Modi administration. Dr Singh stressed the necessity of decolonizing our mindset and passionately spoke about India’s aspirations to become ‘Viswaguru’ – a guiding light for the world. Furthermore, Minister articulated the vision for a developed India by 2047 (‘Viksit Bharat’), aligning with the nation’s goals and aspirations.
Highlighting the success of India’s G20 Presidency, the Minister reflected on the unifying theme of “Vasudaiva Kutumbakam” (The World is One Family), showcasing India’s commitment to global solidarity and cooperation. Recalling his participation in the MIT-WPU convocation in 2022 alongside Dr. K Kasturirangan, Dr. RK Ranjan shared memorable moments and the impact of such gatherings on the academic and political community.
The Minister urged the students and faculty of MIT-WPU to inspire societal change through their actions and initiatives. Dr Singh commended MIT-WPU for its role in nurturing aspirational politicians through its specialized Masters programme in Political Leadership, marking a significant contribution to the country’s political education landscape.
Dr. RK Ranjan’s insights on various aspects of government, politics, and policy-making, facilitated a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities within India’s political framework.