Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has called for revisiting education system with emphasis on history, heritage, culture, traditions, values, and ethos of India.He said that the stories of sacrifice, valour, and contributions made by the freedom fighters and other leaders should become an important component of our education system, while addressing the diamond jubilee celebrations of PGDAV College on Sunday.Educational Institution must become temple of learning: Venkaiah NaiduThe Vice President said that educational institutions must become temples of learning and wisdom. “They should become sanctuaries of peace and harmony, growth and development,” he said.Emphasis on educationNaidu emphasized that the atmosphere in university campuses should not be vitiated by conducting events which are not connected with education.He said that character-building should become the essential dharma of education.The Vice President said that serving in organizations like the Scouts and Guides or NCC should be made mandatory for students to inculcate discipline and a sense of empathy to serve the needy.Education must focus on developing a holistic personality: NaiduNaidu said that education must focus on developing a holistic personality of the individual. Apart from learning and acquiring knowledge, students must also learn to practice yoga and participate in sporting activities as it was essential to develop a sense of equilibrium in the stress- filled world of today.He called upon educational institutions to impart spiritual values as well, he added.Arm yourself with knowledge and wisdom: Vice PresidentThe Vice President urged students to arm themselves with knowledge, wisdom and ethical principles before they head out into the world. He also asked them to explore the possibilities of providing creative solutions to problems like climate change faced by the nation and the world.advertisementYoungsters should adopt healthy dietary habits Terming as worrisome trend, the growing incidence of lifestyle diseases due to consumption of unhealthy food, sedentary habits and stress, the Vice President called upon the people, particularly youngsters to develop healthy dietary habits and take up regular physical activity.The Vice President cautioned the youth against addiction to internet and said that constant connectivity was proving to be detrimental to children. He asked parents and teachers to protect children from the pitfalls of technology and the internet.Read: Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 tomorrow: Schools to broadcast PM Modi’s live session with 2,000 students, parents, teachersRead: Right of children to free education to extend up to class 12: HRD Ministry
Kaizer Chiefs Kaizer Chiefs pitted against Bidvest Wits in TKO semi-finals Ernest Makhaya Last updated 2 years ago 23:59 11/5/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Gallo Images Kaizer Chiefs League Cup Bidvest Wits Polokwane City Bloemfontein Celtic The draw for the semi-finals was conducted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Sunday afternoon Kaizer Chiefs have been drawn against Bidvest Wits in the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Cup.Amakhosi booked their place in the Last 4 after beating Chippa United 1-0 on Sunday afternoon through a Bernard Parker strike.As difficult the encounter away to the Students will be, Steve Komphela will fancy his chances for a place in the final. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The 50-year-old mentor guided Chiefs to the final of the same competition in his first season in charge, only to lose to Mamelodi Sundowns.Meanwhile, Polokwane City will be at home against Bloemfontein Celtic in the other semi-final clash.Rise and Shine upset the odds to book their place in the semi-finals, thanks to their 4-2 penalty shootout win over Orlando Pirates on Saturday. This will be City’s first semi-final appearance since gaining promotion to the elite league, while Celtic are the former TKO champions.The two matches will take place on the weekend of November 18 and 19, 2017.However, the PSL will release the official dates, venues and kick-off times in due course.