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President for adoption and development of appropriate public policies

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New Delhi : President Pranab Mukharjee on Monday met participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, Mohali at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

President Mukharjee addressed the participants of the course and said, “the scale and speed of changes happening around us today are unprecedented and so are the challenges. This dynamic nature calls for adopting and developing appropriate public policies. What is read in literature about public policy today will change in few years. This calls for constant up-gradation of skills and knowledge even on the part of the specialists.”

Asserting that ISB, is a globally competitive educational institution which has empowered them to face the challenges of continuous change, the President further said, “the treatise of Chanakya on public policy discourse has always been a guiding force in the area of public finance, urban governance, security and diplomacy. Public Policy is an area of study which has great relevance to our continuing task of nation building.”

The President also said that human capacity has been a key determinant in the rise of nations and that even today, the race among nations is not necessarily won by those with immense resources, but by those who have the capacity to make the most effective use of those resources for building the nation,”

“Capacity is directly related to the ability to make effective public policies and to implement these policies effectively. A good public policy with poor implementation is of no value and significance to society and nation,” he added.

The President also complimented the ISB for having made a good beginning by bringing professionals from private sector and public sector to learn from each other as well as from their Indian and international faculty.(ANI)

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