ZP chief calls for moral values in education

Educational institutions mushrooming only for profit making

ZP chief calls for moral values in education

“Educational institutions are mushrooming with the sole motive of profit making. Even those pursuing education too are indulging in profit-loss calculation. It is high time that we contemplate on the kind of nation students with such education would build in future,” she said at a function to felicitate meritorious students in Ja Cha Ni First Grade College here on Monday.

Calling for efforts to ‘de-commercialise’ education, Vinuta said steps should be taken to save education from moral bankcruptcy. She hailed the role played by the College in providing education to the poor in rural areas.
Education expert Prof Kodi Rangappa said there were 25 crore illiterates in the country in an era of rapid strides in science and technology.

“More than 10 crore students have dropped out of schools and all attempts to bring them to mainstream are not yielding desired results. Educational institutions should take up the responsibility of fulfiling the constitutional mandate,” he opined.
He said the fad for professional education has become more in parents rather than students in the recent days. Parents have been choosing only “cash rewarding” courses for their wards. Thus the education system has been producing only persons with technical skills but not human values. Education, bereft of human values has therefore failed to pave way for a just social order. Emphasis should be laid on quality in private and government educational institutions. Teachers too should be trained for the task. The government should think on providing education of international standards even in a small institution.

Senior advocate G R Harikumar said people have been establishing educational institutions more for making money and in such circumstances, Nidumamidi Veerabhadra Channamalla swamiji has made a laudable attempt by setting up an educational institution for the benefit of rural poor. The people of the area too shoulder the responsibility of nourishing the institution, he said.
Retired Joint Director of Public Instruction K Narayanaswamy said there would no future for the country if the highly-educated people do not come to the rescue of oppressed sections of society.

Shweta and Subbalakshmi, who have secured second and seventh ranks in BA were felicitated on the occasion.
Bangalore University professor Venkataramana, secretary of Nidumaamidi mutt Renukaradhya and others were present.
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