Education System Shouldn't Produce Robots: Modi

Prime Minister calls for introspection on the learning process, says National Mission would strengthen teaching programmes

Published: 26th December 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th December 2014 08:28 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Underlining the importance of having good teachers and gearing education towards the overall personality development of a student, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the National Mission on Teachers and Teaching in Varanasi.

National Mission on Teachers and Training will lay down a roadmap to improve the quality of teachers and teaching thereby improving the educational delivery and learning outcomes in higher education institutions.

Launching a mission in the name of Banaras Hindu University founder and Bharat Ratna awardee Madam Mohan Malviya, the PM called for introspection on ‘Shiksha Ki Sanskriti’ - culture of education. The National Mission would consolidate and strengthen on-going programmes related to teachers and teaching. It will also provide an integrated platform for building synergies among all the existing initiatives and will attempt to create a comprehensive vehicle for Teacher or Faculty related programmes and schemes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We need to introspect whether we are losing this culture of education. The education system should not produce robots, but develop a holistic humanist vision (Poorna Maanav Mann) along with science and technology.”

Modi said: “Good education is in great demand across the world and among all sections of society, and India’s youth can fulfil this global requirement of teachers, if they are trained effectively.” He said, if a teacher goes abroad, he benefits and captures the imagination of an entire generation. He said the Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching is a step in this direction.

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