Young people should use technology and education as ‘weapons’ to protect the country: Smriti Irani: The Tribune India
New Delhi, May 5
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday urged young people to use technology and education as their “weapons” to protect their country and religion. Addressing an event at Delhi University’s Khalsa College on Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur’s 401st Prakash Purab, Irani noted that education is “very important” for leading a life free from malevolence and envy.
“Religious leaders have taught the world to live without wickedness or envy. And living without fear or envy is only possible when you are educated. Does that education mean that an institution provides? Possible no, it is a vertical of education,” said the Union Minister for Women and Child Development.
During the event, Irani also berated the screaming and laughing students in the audience, saying it was “not a joyful occasion but a reminder of a sacrifice” by the ninth Sikh Guru.
The event also brought together Jaswinder Singh, Principal of Khalsa College, Majinder Singh Sirsa of BJP, Harmeet Singh Kalka, Chairman of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Jagdip Singh Kahlon, Secretary General of DSGMC, and Prakash Singh, Director of campus DU South Campus, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal Jaswinder Singh said, “The event was organized to celebrate the 401st Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur. The supreme sacrifice made by the ninth guru is known throughout the world. He made the supreme sacrifice in this city. while protecting freedom of expression and protecting freedom of choice of religion,” he said.