Tribune News Service
Shimla, October 20
In the midst of modernisation drive, education, especially science stream, must be given priority for overall development of the youth, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the state level Gyan-Vigyan Mela of Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Vikasnagar organised by the Himachal Shikha Samiti here today.
He said education laid the foundation for scientific and technological advancements. He said the founding fathers of the Indian Republic had given importance to cultivation of “scientific temper” among the citizens of this country by suitably incorporating it in our Constitution.
Thakur said education merely did not mean learning a few books and reproducing the same during exams. The real education was meant to upgrade skills of students by inculcating in them respect for culture and traditions so that after completing education, they become job providers and not seekers.
He said education without morals was useless and teachers had a major role to play here. They should inculcate among students high values and also set an example by their own conduct.
He said Saraswati Vidya Mandir was rendering a yeoman’s service in imparting quality education to students. He said that India had no dearth of talent and the need was to tap the same and give proper direction to the youth.
He congratulated the students of the Sarasvati Vidya Mandir for excelling in different fields and told them to work hard to rise up to the expectations of their teachers.
Earlier, the CM inaugurated Atal Tinkering Labs in the school and went around the exhibitions put by students. Models of Chandaryan, smart parking, alcohol detector, communication tower circulatory system, etc, drew maximum attention. Aatish of Class X impressed all by flying a drone made by him.
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