Gadchiroli: Universities should become centres of social innovation and students should utilise their knowledge for bringing social change, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Thursday.
"Mere gaining knowledge is not sufficient. This knowledge should be transformed into public utility and in (bringing) change in lives of people," Fadnavis said while addressing the third convocation of Gondwana University here.
He said the country needs youths who are have the desire of bringing about equality, justice and development. "There are many such youths in the country," he added.
Fadnavis appealed to the students of the varsity to conduct research on local issues and develop technology and make innovations of international standards.
"India is the country of the young which is its strength. When population of several countries in Europe, Asia and in the US is getting older, India has a great opportunity of providing skilled manpower and human resource that will help us in emerging as a big power. The University can play an important role in creating the human resources with required skill and technology," he said.