Identify hidden talents of kids: Kageri

Speaking at a programme on ‘Creative administration for quality education’ and felicitation of top scorers in SSLC and cent per cent securing schools, organised jointly by the Zilla Panchayat, district administration and Ramakrishna Mutt here on Saturday, he said: “We need to allow the children to excel in the area of his/her interest. Don’t make your child a money churning machine.”

He said “in spite of India having talented persons, owing to brain drain, majority of the talents have helped in the growth of western countries. One should go abroad for better exposure and get experience but should return back to India and involve onself in the nation building process.”

“If all the children want to be doctors or engineers, then the country can not develop in a balanced manner.”

He said there are 413 high schools in Dakshina Kannada. Of which, only 53 schools have secured cent per cent results in SSLC examination. The teachers should strive to make the district number one in SSLC results from its present 21st place. Those who are poor in studies should be given extra attention and must be brought under remedial method of teaching,” he said.

Stating that the education system should become child centric, Kageri said the officials should inspect how effectively teachers teach in classrooms. The teachers should work hard and maintain the dignity of the teaching community.

Teachers should not restrict themselves to the four walls of the classrooms. Instead, they should expand their horizon of knowledge.  In his inaugural speech, Legislative Council Chairman D H Shankaramurthy said the education sector has failed in brining about social change in the society.

He said “our children need value based education and not sex education at the high school level. We need to teach truth, system of life, and instill patriotism among the kids.”

Our freedom fighters had fought for building a strong country. However, even after 65 years of gaining independence, we are suffering from the same problems which were existed during the pre-independence era. Though India has made progress economically, we have not brought any changes socially.

Many had opined that poverty and ignorance leads to terrorism. However, it is not true in many cases. Many of those youth who were involved in terrorism are highly educated. Poverty and terrorism have no connection. It is the values taught at home and school help in moulding an individual.”

As many as 60 students who have scored highest marks in SSLC examination were felicitated along with the headmasters of those schools which had secured cent per cent results.

Pramod N V and Bhargava who had won third place in Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) at Los Angeles were felicitated on the occasion. The students had explored a way to produce natural ink from Fruits of Terminalia chebula, a giant tree growing abundantly in Western Ghats of India.

Assembly Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat, MLA U T Khader, ZP President Shailaja Bhat, Ramakrishna Mutt head Jitakamanandaji, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama (Gadag) Head Nirbhayananda Saraswathi Swamiji, MLA Capt Ganesh Karnik and others were present.

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