Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that education must aim at the holistic development of an individual by imbuing the right qualities of head and heart.
“Education must prepare the students of today to take on the challenges of tomorrow. It must not only equip them with the latest knowledge but also impart the required skill sets to enable them to be successful in their chosen fields. Education must aim at the holistic development of an individual by imbuing the right qualities of head and heart,” Naidu said.
While addressing a gathering at Mizoram University in Mizoram, the Vice President said that better infrastructure creates better conditions for quality learning to take place.
“It is a necessary catalyst for improving the quality in any educational institution. This campus with its infrastructure and lively environment will be a congenial place for youngsters to pursue academic ambitions and realize their dreams,” he added.
The Vice President advised students to consider becoming entrepreneurs, job givers and not merely job seekers.
“You should also consider becoming entrepreneurs, job givers and not merely job seekers. You have a number of alternative career paths. Choose the one that you feel passionate about and work to build up your skill set accordingly,” he added.
The Vice President reiterated that with the government’s ‘Look East and Act East’ policy, a lot many opportunities will most likely open up.
“Please try to keep yourself aware of emerging opportunities and seize them – first to enhance your knowledge and later to access career opportunities,” he added.
Highlighting India’s rich history and culture, the Vice President advised students to stay connected with their culture and traditions.
“Our country has a rich history and culture, which has survived through the ages. It is important for all you to remain connected with our culture, traditions, heritage, customs and ethos, irrespective of time and place,” he said.
“With the campus located in such exquisite natural surroundings, I am sure all of you are aware of the importance to co-exist with nature. Live with nature and promote culture for a better future,” he added.
He suggested students to become creative and innovative to explore uncharted territories for making a mark in their career.
“My suggestion to all of you is not to tread on beaten paths. Be creative and innovative. Education is for enhancement of our competence, for empowerment, for enlightenment and for employment and enhancing our employability,” he added.