Education must mould a strong character and inculcate ethical and moral values among students: Vice President

Mumbai
February 19, 2018

Ensure that the environment at home as well as in schools is de-stressed;
Inaugurates Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that education must mould a strong character and inculcate ethical and moral values among students. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of R.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics, in Mumbai today. The Minister for Housing Department, Maharashtra, Shri Prakash Mehta and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President called on parents, teachers, schools and colleges to ensure that the environment at home as well as in schools is de-stressed. He further said that it is unfortunate that many a time the parents fail to recognize the warning signs or fail to understand the mental stress their wards are coping with. This important subject was close to the heart of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, who has even penned a book titled ‘Exam Warriors’ on how to overcome the anxiety and stress caused by exams, he added.

The Vice President said that converting country's vast pool of human resources into a “demographic dividend” is a big challenge before everyone. He further said that we must use it as an advantage to propel India’s growth trajectory to be among the top three economies in the world in the coming years. Education must develop the overall personality of an individual in a truly holistic manner by enabling them to make informed choices on their careers and at every stage in their later part of the lives, he added.

The Vice President said that education must empower and enlighten the youth, improve their analytical skills and make them to explore new vistas, discover and innovate. He further said that merely adding more and more buildings without providing quality as well as inclusive education will not enable the creation of the ‘New India’. Education must not only be accessible but affordable too and it must empower and Enlighten people apart from providing employment, he added.

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