Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said India has been the hub of knowledge and continuous strides in the education sector are taking the country closer to achieving the goal of 'Viksit Bharat' by 2047.

Dhankhar was addressing the 62nd Foundation Day ceremony of the School of Open Learning (SOL) here.

Lauding the SOL, Dhankhar said it has provided education to people across socio-economic barriers and age groups, helped close the education gap, and provided easy access to all quarters of society.

"Today's theme, 'Role of Education in the Creation of Viksit Bharat' underscores the pivotal role open learning has played in fostering the development of our nation," he said.

This liberalisation of education by the SOL has contributed significantly to building a developed India and the country's rise as a knowledge superpower globally, he added.

Dhankhar also said that in the last decade, issues of corruption and lopsided law and order have been abolished and there is a positive outlook among people towards the country's rising reputation.

The event was also attended by Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh and SOL Director Payal Mago.