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HRD Ministry going back in time: Sibal

PTI | Gurgaon |

Accusing the Centre of not thinking about future of the education system, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Sunday said the government wants to solve the problems of “tomorrow by going back in time”.
“Our HRD Ministry is not thinking about any of future education regulation and courses.
“They (the ministry) want to go back in time because they think the problems which India faces can be solved by Rigveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda which is a good thought. But you can't solve the problems of tomorrow by going back in time,” he said at the convocation ceremony at GD Goenka University.
If India wants to embrace the future, the only way is by interacting globally, the former HRD minister said.
The education system needs to look at the future but unfortunately, the government is not really thinking in those terms because to be progressive you need to think of tomorrow, he said.
158 students were awarded bachelors, masters degrees and post graduate diploma in management, law, design, humanities, hospitality, engineer and communication by Sibal at the second convocation of GD Goenka University at Sohna here.