“It is necessary to provide quality education to all, only then can our education be inclusive and democratic,” he said
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called for restoring India’s glorious tradition in the education sector by revisiting ancient teaching-learning systems and traditional knowledge to make them relevant to the present times.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the South Asia Institute of Peace and Reconciliation (SAIPR) in Haridwar, Naidu lamented that India’s famed, age-old education system was severely dented by centuries of foreign rule.
“It is necessary to provide quality education to all, only then can our education be inclusive and democratic,” he said.
Stressing the importance of mother tongue in our lives, the Vice President exhorted the youth to practise, propagate and promote their mother tongues. “I would like to see a day when Indians talk to their fellow countrymen in their mother tongue, the administration is run in mother tongue and all government orders are issued in people’s language,” Naidu said.
With social and other tensions on the rise in the strife-torn world, the Vice President said that peace is a prerequisite for humanity’s progress. “Peace has a cascading effect- it engenders social harmony and paves the path for progress and prosperity,” he said.