Science, technology cannot beat Vedas, Upanishads: Ex-VC

Science, technology cannot beat Vedas, Upanishads: Ex-VC

Ample opportunities available for new generation students

Former vice-chancellor of Mangalore and Goa University B Sheik Ali opined that neither science nor technology was equal to Upanishads and Vedas.

Speaking at the valedictory of UGC-NET exam coaching camp and releasing of study materials for aspirants at the competitive exam coaching centre, Karnataka State Open University, here on Monday, he said: “Advanced science and technology, which could be a boon in improving one’s knowledge is creating havoc. Youngsters should understand the law of nature.”

He called upon teachers to eradicate poverty, hunger and unemployment through education. “The teaching community should emphasise on art of education to train humans to live harmoniously.

“Only teachers can enlighten the future citizens through value-based education. Their ideas and thoughts should be disseminated,” he added.

Nature

Citing examples from nature, he said teachers should be like a cow that does not drink its own milk and as a tree which provides shade to even an wood cutter.  “They are the ones who guide students to reach their aim.”

Ali said teachers should love books, profession and nation. Knowledge, which is incredible and divine, should have its branches spread.

 “Knowledge not applied is of no use.”

He stressed on the importance of higher education, which is not reaching most of the Indians.

Assistant RTO C P Narayanaswamy elaborated on the ample opportunities available for the present generation.

Vice-chancellor of KSOU K S Rangappa, registrar B S Vishwanath, assistant RTO C P Narayanaswamy, dean T D Devegowda and coordinator of KSOU competition examination coaching centre Jainahalli Satyanarayana Gowda were present.

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