Educational institutions should be non-parochial: Prof Aravinda Malagathi

Mysuru, January 8:- “To bring social equality, educational institutions should be non-parochial. Only then, they can provide value-added education,” said the chairman of Karnataka Sahitya Academy Prof Aravinda Malagathi here.

He was speaking after releasing ‘Punaschethana’ book and inaugurating a workshop on ‘Kannada literature: new paths in teaching and research’ at BM Shri auditorium of Manasagangothri on Monday.

“Teachers who have an important role to play should be free from the mindset of caste and religion. Or else, they would not succeed in their mission. Dr B R Ambedkar had also advised educational institutions to be free from caste and religion. I am worried that these days universities are becoming practical schools. Media should start providing news than trying to create a sensation in the name of news,” he opined.

“The role of teachers is unmatched in the society in creating the future of their students. Society expects a lot from the teachers. The quality of any educational institution depends on the quality and the working nature of the teachers it has,” said the Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore Prof G Hemanth Kumar.

Dr Shivamurthy Muruga seer of Muruga Mutt, Prof N S Taranath, editor of the book; director of Kuvempu Institute of Kannada Studies Prof Neelagiri Talavar and others were present. (MR/GK)

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