250 meritorious students felicitated

250 meritorious students felicitated

Inaugurating the programme, Yenepoya University Chancellor Abdulla Kunhi said that there was hesitation among Muslim community earlier in educating a girl child. This is now changing with more girls being sent for school and for higher education. Parents should encourage their children and also see that they follow the moral values, he said.

Presiding over the programme, former minister for Higher Education B A Moideen regretted that earlier a girl was educated to get a suitable groom and now she is educated for making profit.

He also stressed on the importance of secular education in Muslim schools, he said and added that the modern education methods should be adopted. Alva’s Educational Foundation Chairman Dr Mohan Alva regretted that most of the seats in IIT and NITK are not filled by students from Karnataka. The students are not getting proper training to face competitive exams. Tutorials have now become a money making business, he alleged.

MLA U T Khader called upon the parents to give emphasis to the education of their children.
“In case if anyone has dropped out of school because of poverty in my jurisdiction can contact me. They shall receive help,” assured the MLA.

Jaycee India National Trainer Rajendra Bhat took a session on ‘Educational empowerment’ and Roshni Nilaya Psychology HoD Dr Audri Pinto spoke on ‘Good parenting’.

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