JAMMU: Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh on Wednesday said the Indian educational system was synonymous with respect for parents and senior citizens.
He was speaking at a function organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Shiksha Samiti (JKBSS) in connection with the celebration of honouring parents and senior citizens at Bhartiya Vidhaya Mandir, Amphalla, Jammu, an official handout read.
While referring to the Indian system of education, the deputy chief minister said its main focus was to inculcate sense of respect and dedication of the young generation for their parents and senior citizens. He said, “The fine nuances of civility and related things form the major part of India’s educational curriculum.”
Singh said with the advent of modern education and technology the joint family system, which was also responsible for ensuring that the young generation develops sense of respectability towards their parents and elderly, started to vanish and a new concept of nuclear families propped up.
He said, “The same has also contributed towards giving rise to several things which were alien to our culture and ethics.”\