Need to develop professional skills of students : Rodrigues

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Chandigarh , Nov 17 (UNI) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Union Territory Administrator, General(Retd.) S F Rodrigues, today stressed the need to develop potential, capabilities and professional skills of students so that they contribute to resurgent India.

Addressing a function, after laying the foundation stone of Junior School of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan here, he called upon academicians, intellectuals and concerned people from corporate sector to work together in this regard.

"We must create opportunities for our young people in our own land to enable them live with pride and dignity instead of hankering after jobs in foreign countries, facing hardships and humiliations", he said.

"It is very essential that we go to our roots and make our teaching process more meaningful and purposeful and take corrective steps by removing inadequacies and shortcomings in our present education system", he added.

General Rodrigues said that action had been initiated on the preliminary report of the Study submitted by the Vice Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, to produce complete and good citizens with a sense of morality, character, commitment and social responsibility to the society.

This study emphasizes the need to revamp primary level education and motivate the students with focus on discipline in life and self-confidence. This study also calls for inducing a feeling of concern for justice on the social and national levels.

The Governor said he had already asked DPIs of Colleges and schools to take appropriate steps on this subject of vital importance and asked the management of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan to associate with this project for bringing about desired results.

He said that India would be needing 300 million people with professional competence in the future and quality education could only meet this challenge successfully.

UNI

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