Chaibasa, Aug. 30: Chief Minister Raghubar Das today said that the main focus of today’s school education should be on imparting quality education based on Indian culture.
He was addressing the principals of Vidya Bharati- an all India education institution-in Prantiya Pradhanacharya Baithak (state level meeting of principals) at Madhav Conference Hall of Padmavati Jain Sarswati Shishu Shishu Vidya Mandir, Chaibasa.
“Education should be imparted as per the culture of the land. Education should build up an individual’s character and culture them. The teachers should impart this type of education.
It should be a combination of knowledge, emotion and action,” said the CM. Das said the culture of the sub-continent was targeted after the nation was enslaved. “Still today, anti national elements are trying to harm it. It is because of illiteracy. In remote rural areas, such elements are active,” he said.
The CM called on Vidya Bharati and other such institutions to spread the light of true education in remote tribal and backward areas and assured all help from the government.
He said the government will not tolerate anyone challenging the constitution. “Strict action will be taken against people trying to decoy tribal people with some promises and gifts and profane their culture.
Conversion bill has been brought under the provisions given in the Constitution. All people living in the Indian territory will have to abide by the constitution,” said the CM.
“Education is capable of bringing about desirable change. This is the reason why the state government paid special attention to education and development of its infrastructure after coming to power. So far 20,000 teachers have been appointed and 18,000 appointments are under process.The government plans to train the teachers,” he said.
Das said that physical and Yoga teachers will be appointed in the state to make the students physically and mentally sound. Bench desks have been provided to 22,000 schools and by December, the government will provide benches and desks to the remaining 40,000 schools, he said.
“Under the ‘school chale chalaye abhiyaan’, 6 lakh children have been connected with the schools. Out of 11 lakh drop outs, 5 lakhs are remaining which will also be brought to zero.
Committees have been provided money for electrification work in schools. The Drinking Water department has been directed to provide drinking water in schools through pipeline,” said the CM.
Also present on the occasion, MP Laxman Gilua said that Vidya Bharati has been providing education to the students with a view to make them a true citizen of the nation. He summoned the principals to build such character in the students that no one can misguide them.
Vidya Bharati All India Secretary Prakash Chandra said the state government is working sincerely on education and people’s opinion is changing. Culture is the part of education.
Vidya Bharati President Ram Avtar Narsaria, state secretary Lal Dhari Singh, North East Sec Dilip Kumar Jha and others were present on this occasion.