SRINAGAR: Urging parents to stress on propagating value-based education among children, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday advised the parent community to introspect within themselves if children show lack of adequate respect towards them.
“The Advisor expressed these views during a ‘Grandparents day’ function organized by Private Educational Institute, here at SKICC,” an official statement stated.
Secretary JK Board of School Education Farooq Peer, Joint Director School Board of Education Central Abid Hussain, Principal, Burn Hall Sabestian Nagathugal, teachers, students, parents and grandparents of students were present in the function.
Deliberating on the topic, Ganai said if children are not showing the kind of respect we expect from them, we must introspect ourselves and see where we failed to inculcate these values in them.
He said parents need to understand the dynamics of modern society as the world has changed into a global village and no one can remain insulated and isolated from what is happening in other parts of the world. However, it does not give us leverage from shying away from giving good values to our children.
Highlighting the role of a teacher, the Advisor said that after parents, it is the teacher whose behaviour greatly affects the psyche of a student. Therefore, he said teachers hold a great responsibility in shaping the future of their students.
Reiterating the need for developing scientific temper among students, he said nowadays all the good schools focus on developing their education system based on the same principles.
Ganai said the world is changing fast and people these days are talking about the advancement of fourth industrial revolution. He said for this it is imperative that children are provided with high-quality scientific education and prepare them new technology which includes Augmented reality (AR) Technology, Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing, Internet of things (IoT), Blockchain, Cloud-Based App Development, and Digital Wallet apps. He said such technologies will fundamentally alter the social system and lives of people for betterment.
Deliberating on the degradation of the environment, the Advisor said people have to admit that they themselves are responsible for its degradation. He said it is people who are responsible for caring about the natural resources which if not taken care now would fast reach to the irreversible stage.
Urging school authorities to develop holistic personality among their students, the Advisor suggested the school administration should ensure that every student is including in all kind of school activities including getting them on the stage in one way or other so that they get over the stage or some other kind of phobia.
Emphasizing on the need to improve the quality of education, Ganai said it can only happen when teachers participate in various forms of capacity building exercises, and new books on modern sciences are introduced in our education system.
Speaking about women empowerment, he said state has always given due respect and value of its female folk, and the need of the hour is to carry it forward and built on to it.