Delhi’s deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the government will set up incubation centres at all higher education institutes, especially technology institutes, across the national capital.
While addressing students at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIID) in South Delhi, the deputy CM said that the government wants youth to become task masters and solution givers instead of becoming high-salaried engineers. Sisodia further stressed on the urgent need to invent new technology in the country so that we don’t have to look at other countries for technology which is very costly.
Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio introduced – on a voluntary basis – the concept of stress reduction in government schools. A set of meditation practices – Vipassana and Anapana –were offered. On one occasion, he walked unannounced into a state government run school in the heart of Delhi, and suspended the principal and a teacher after allegedly finding discrepancies in the school’s book keeping and irregularities in the purchase of equipment and in other expenses. Officials also found blank bill books.