Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Zubin Irani has called for building a literate, educated and empowerd India. Addressing the students at Second Convocation of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Bhopal today, Irani said that training inpiduals is niche areas of science and technology which is crucial to the progress of our nation and IISER Bhopal is contributing to this effort.Striving for excellence is not a one time effort but a lifelong commitment and the process of learning is never ending as long as one lives. The Minister also said that the Ministry of Human Resources Development established the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) with a determination to achieve good results and produce quality manpower. The Minister appreciated the contribution of IISER Bhopal to the Science Education and Research. The Minister is optimistic that IISER Bhopal can meet the standards of elite institutions worldwide and surpass them in future.