Shimla: Participates in Gyan-Vigyan Mela at Saraswati Vidya Mandir In the midst of overall anxiety of the modernization drive, education especially science education must be given a strategic priority for overall development of the youth. This was stated by the CM Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level Gyan-Vigya Mela of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vikasnagar organised by the Himachal Shikha Simiti here today.
CM said that that education was the foundation for scientific and technological advancements and personnel training of human beings. He said that true morality lies in the awareness of the spiritual reality and calls for a disciplined life, a clean and useful life dedicated to disinterested service. The founding Fathers of the Indian Republic have given great importance to the cultivation of “Scientific Temper” among the citizens of this country by suitably incorporating it in our constitution, he added.
Jai Ram Thakur said that it was unfortunate that we have forgotten the actual meaning of education. He said that education merely does not mean learning a few books and reproducing the same during examinations. The real education was to upgrade skills of students by inculcating in them respect for our culture and traditions so that after completing education, they become job providers and not job seekers. He said that education without moral education was useless and teachers had a major role to play here and they should inculcate in their students high values and also set an example by their own conduct.
He said that Saraswati Vidya Mandir was rendering a yeoman’s service in imparting quality education to the students of the State. He said that India had lot of talent and the need was just to tap the same and give proper direction to the youth.
He said that at times obstacles in the life provide an opportunity to ponder and start the life with new zeal, commitment and energy. He congratulated the students of the Sarasvati Vidya Mandir for excelling in different fields and urged them to work hard to come upto the expectations of their teachers and parents. Earlier, CM inaugurated Atal Tinkering Labs in the school and went around the exhibitions put by the students displaying various models. He envisaged keen interest in the models displayed by the students.