Published: 14th February 2019
Character building key to a corruption-free society: TN Governor
The Governor stressed on the need to make the education system progressive so that it can meet the needs of the industry
To build a corruption-free society and to make the education system more worthy, we need to focus more on character building of our students, said Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit at the inauguration ceremony of The New Indian Express ThinkEdu Conclave on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, Purohit stressed that the education system in the country should focus on character building as it will help in eradicating corruption. Purohit said that by inculcating the right moral values in our youths and with nurturing right character in them we will help them to become good human beings. “We have to inculcate the ideology of simple living and high thinking among our youth,” said Purohit.
The Governor also stressed on the need to make the education system progressive so that it can meet the needs of the industry. The education system should also prepare the younger generation to face the cutting edge competition in the age of globalization. “Education is considered to be an instrument for societal change and it should focus on helping in developing capabilities to understand diversity,” said Purohit.
He also advised that teachers should act as a friend, philosopher, and guide to the students. He said that by integrating social values into their students, teachers will contribute to developing a harmonious society.
Purohit also praised the initiative of The New Indian Express to organize an education conclave which brings some of the finest minds and changemakers on one platform to discuss the affairs of education in the country. This is the seventh edition of The New Indian Express’ ThinkEdu Conclave.