Education helps in progress of country: Vajubhai Vala

Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala inaugurates the additional classrooms at Daddalakadu Government Higher Primary School on Saturday.

Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala said that a society can develop only by ensuring that all children get education to lead a decent life.

He was speaking after inaugurating 16 classrooms built by Sri Durga Friends Club for Daddalakadu Government Higher Primary School on Saturday.

Vala said, “Education lights up the future of an individual. It instils strength and courage in students and lays foundation for their success as individuals. A uniform education system will help bring out the hidden talent in students.”

No discrimination

The governor said that a uniform education in school will ensure that there is no discrimination among students hailing from rural and urban areas.

“We all hail from a rural background. There is nothing wrong in a parents’ desire to send their children to English medium schools. In a democracy, citizens are kings. If the citizens make their voices clear, then it will help the state government formulate rules and regulations as per their desire,” explained the governor.

He wished that the Daddalakadu school reach the stature of a university in the coming days. “Schools in villages are computerised. Only education will help in the progress of a country,” he added.

Model

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said the initiative of the Sri Durga Friends’ Club for the development of a government school is a model for the entire country. “It has ushered in a revolution in the field of education in rural village. With the efforts of Sri Durga Friends’ Club, the enrolment in the school has increased from 30 to 500,” he pointed out.

Leader of Opposition in Council Kota Srinivas Poojary said that there are 48,000 government schools in Karnataka. “As many as 4,000 schools are facing the threat of closure in the state next year. Why should English medium education not be imparted to children hailing from poor background?” he asked.

Prakash Anchan, Sri Durga Friends’ Club president, said the Club adopted the school in 2016 and improved the basic facilities.

“Last year, eight additional classrooms were constructed and this year 16 classrooms were constructed. The estimated cost of the project was Rs 2.20 crore. In the third phase, 11 more classrooms will be constructed. The turnaround came through after the Kannada medium school decided to offer education in English, totally free of cost,” said Anchan.

Play

After the stage programme, the students presented a short play ‘Heegadare Hege?’

A special lecture on ‘The Need for English Education Along With Mother Tongue’ was delivered by Dr Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat, president of the Vivekananda Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Puttur.

Advocate S Rjashekar Hiliyooru, Bantwal MLA Rajesh Naik, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil and others were present.

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