Modi issues 100 rupee coin to mark Lucknow University foundation day
- PM Narendra Modi issued a 100 rupee coin to mark 100th anniversary of Lucknow University
- He also issued a stamp addressing the event via a video link
- The University of Lucknow was founded by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attended the 100th foundation day of the Lucknow University, commemorating the day with a special stamp and a 100 rupee coin, ANI reported.
Modi attended the ceremony via video conferencing.
In his address, Modi stressed on local solutions for local problems, and exhorted for more research in this regard.
"Why should not the university do an analysis of local skills, courses related to local products, and skill development in districts that fall under its academic limits?" he said.
"The university can do research on local products and modern solutions needed for value addition. Branding, marketing, and strategies related to the management of the local products can be part of your course," he added, as tweeted by ANI.
Modi also advised to take take a moment off the fast-paced life the the modern times have engendered, emphasising on the need for introspection.
"In today's fast-paced lifestyle, we're leaving behind the habit of introspection. Digital gadgets & platforms are stealing your time but you must set aside some time for yourself. It is very important to know yourself. It will directly affect your capacity & willpower," he said.
University of Lucknow is one of the older universities of India, established in 1920.
The idea of university was conceived by Raja Sir Mohammad Ali Mohammad Khan, a politician and zamindar in British India, when he floated the idea of university in a newspaper article.