Turn problems into opportunities: Sonam Wangchuk addresses BGSBU students

He said that for innovations one needs to have passion for finding solutions. He further said that there is a unique joy when the right solution works for a problem that was waiting to be addressed.

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Rajouri, Publish Date: Nov 19 2018 12:54AM | Updated Date: Nov 19 2018 12:54AM
Turn problems into opportunities: Sonam Wangchuk addresses BGSBU studentsFile Photo

Ramon Magsaysay awardee and famous innovator from Ladakh Sonam Wangchuk delivered a special lecture on innovations and entrepreneurship at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri on Sunday. 

Wangchuk, while addressing the students, shared his thoughts and life story about turning problems into opportunities and innovating using the simplest principles of science and technology to make life easier on earth. 

He said that for innovations one needs to have passion for finding solutions. He further said that there is a unique joy when the right solution works for a problem that was waiting to be addressed.

He stressed that every solution needs to be simpler than the problem, that is where the beauty of a good solution lies. In his thought provoking lecture, Sonam highlighted that how with simplest science and technology he has been able to find solutions particularly to the problems related to climate change and education in Ladakh. 

At the occasion, founding CEO of Himalayan Institute of Alternative Ladakh, Gitangali JP, who was accompanying Sonam, highlighted the importance of social entrepreneurship for the betterment of human society. While sharing her experiences she said that learning is a lifelong process and it never ends. She further said that Purpose of education should be lifelong learning to become innovators, contributors and entrepreneurs. She also discussed the various strategies to become a successful entrepreneur. 

On the occasion, she highlighted the vision for developing Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladkah as a centre of excellence in education and innovations. 

Speaking on the occasion vice chancellor of the university, Prof Javed Musarrat said that educational institutions have an important role to harness innovative thinking among the young men and women of the nation. Musarrat said that purpose of education is to enable sustainable development of the society which is not possible without innovations. He said that BGSB University is marching towards excellence in education and research by promoting an environment of creativity and innovative thinking amoung the students and scholars. It is pertinent to mention here that BGSB University has been recently selected by MHRD for setting up institutional innovation council.

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