'It is pertinent to ensure equitable growth': R.K. Pachauri
New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Asserting that it is pertinent to ensure equitable growth, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Director General Dr R.K. Pachauri has said that there is a need to bring about an attitudinal shift among people for a better India through innovations, outreach and technological development.
Addressing the gathering during Independence Day celebrations here, Dr. Pachauri said, "Though India has come a long way since 1947, it is pertinent to ensure equitable growth. Many of our countrymen are still living in poverty. Institutions of excellence such as TERI have an important role to play in this regard. We need to bring about an attitudinal shift among people for a better India through innovations, outreach and technological development."
Dr. Pachauri also identified economic crisis, corruption and weak decision-making as the central challenges obstructing national development goals, while highlighting the importance of sustainable practices to strengthen India's future.
Reflecting on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's address to the nation, Dr. Pachauri added, "There is no doubt that the country has a large pool of talent. However, the need of the hour is to ensure that each of us work harder to empower our nation socially and economically, so that they can contribute to the task of nation building."
Continuing its tradition, TERI celebrated India's 66th Independence Day with nationalistic fervor at its headquarters in New Delhi today.
Swept in a wave of patriotic exuberance, hundreds of TERI's experts, researchers and staff, along with their families, commemorated the occasion by remembering the sacrifices made by the country's freedom fighters in the struggle for India's independence.
Dr. Pachauri initiated the proceedings by unfurling the Tricolour at the India Habitat Centre complex, as strains of the national anthem-sung in unison by the staff members-reverberated in the air.
TERI's staff also organised a colourful event following the hoisting of the national flag, showcasing various hues of India's freedom through mesmerising cultural performances.
A beautiful, modern rendition of the national song, 'Vande Mataram,' performed by students from TERI University enthralled everyone in attendance.
A dance-drama, depicting the life of Indian Army soldiers at the borders, also received a thunderous ovation by many, who saluted the unwavering loyalty and commitment of our defence personnel.
The event came to a close with a string of musical and dance performances on themes pertaining to India's diverse cultures and traditions, unity, national aspirations and vision for the future. (ANI)
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