Mysuru, July 13:- “India should be strong with the regional education,” opined the Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu.
He was speaking after performing the foundation laying ceremony for Dr S Radhakrishnan Auditorium at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE) at Manasagangothri in the city on Saturday.
The Vice President started his speech in Kannada. “I am honoured to perform foundation laying ceremony for the auditorium being constructed in the name of the great son of India, Dr S Radhakrishnan. Mahatma Gandhi wanted India to be strong in regional education. These days, education is limited only to get a job. Education helps to run business, self-employment, and provide jobs to others,” he said.
“The Indian education system is improving a lot as we are working towards giving quality education and equality in education to all. We have achieved a lot in higher education. Enrollment of students has increased rapidly for higher education. We have to prepare our children for the challenges in life the way we prepare them for the school and college examinations. We have to concentrate on the personality development of children as well. The method of teaching has to be developed. Along with syllabus and education, teachers should also be aware of the society, management of educational institutions. Only then teachers can respond to the needs of the students and have good communication with them. Students should learn from the cultural environment of their home, society and environment. Service and training of teachers is an issue of concern. The training ahead of service of the teachers should be developed and extended,” he said.
“Parents are the major stakeholders in education. They should have knowledge about the importance and scope of education. Enforcing the wants and dreams of parents on children and pressurising them to be the best are not good developments. Teachers have to unitedly work to make India a hub of knowledge and innovation,” he added.
Director of NCERT, New Delhi Prof HK Senapaty, principal of RIE Mysuru Prof Y Sreekanth and others were present. (MR/KS)