“Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.” MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
With this view, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit called out the State’s teaching fraternity to impart education with an aim towards strong character building in students of today. “Education that helps the students to build moral character can go a long way in addressing burning issues like corruption,” asserted Governor Purohit.
He was addressing the closing ceremony of the 80th Anniversary of Khetrihardia Higher Secondary School at Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam. Governor Purohit urged the student to follow the 3-D rule in life- Discipline, Dedication and Determination to set big goals in life, achieve them through ‘hard labour’ and thus make a difference to the society and in-turn to the nation.
Urges students towards 3-DS’s: Discipline, Dedication and Determination
It is evident from reality that only material riches aren’t enough to attain life’s satisfaction. Character through education is of prime importance in today’s world. And a strong-character person will surely be off corruption, is commonly believed.
Thus, the Assam Governor added, “If the education system of India helps our students imbibe and nurture moral values, then they can build a deterrent against corruption. And if this is accomplished then no one can stop our nation from surpassing the developed nations of the world.”
The Governor added that strong support to the ‘demonetisation move’ of the Centre by all conscientious citizens has ensured ‘crackdown on corruption.’
Inspires youth to aim big and become worthy citizens of the country
He lauded Assam Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal’s efforts during the post-demonetization drive. It is noteworthy that cashless transactions are a reality in all places now, especially in tea garden areas where daily wagers are employed in large numbers.
The ceremony was presided over by veteran journalist Kanaksen Deka and was attended by Deputy Commissioner Kamrup Vinod Seshan, School Principal Nazimuddin Ali Saikia along with a host of other dignitaries.