President calls for value-based education
Updated Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:22 AM IST
Highlighting that the growth of education in the country is one of the key factors responsible for India's resilience, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday called for value-based education.
Speaking at the fourth Annual Convocation Ceremony of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya at Haridwar, Mukherjee said that education adds value to a person and value-based education equips us to contribute in a meaningful way to society.
"Striving for spiritual development along with academic excellence is the right approach to regain lost values and traditions in this age," he said.
The president said it is the growth of education in India that is key to India's resilience.
"Therefore, it is indisputable that education through which the country builds intellectual capital is of singular importance to any individual, society or nation," he said.The president said that at the macro level, education nurtures nation building and at the micro level it fosters character building.
He stated that he had a great faith in the philosophy and culture of Indian civilization and believed that the road to progress should be strengthened by harmonizing such values.