“It is crucial for Indian schools to incorporate character and personality building into the educational system of the country,” said former Director General of police Sarat Chandra Mishra.
He was delivering the Foundation Day lecture at the silver jubilee celebration of DAV Public School, Chandrasekharpur on Monday. The school has earmarked several activities till August, next year.
Talking about the education system of the country, Mishra expressed his disappointment over Indian schools not making much efforts towards incorporating moral and social values in the students.
“The Indian schools and universities should strive to match global standards so that the students of our country stop seeking education abroad,” said Mishra.
He told the students to keep the competition at global level in mind and prepare accordingly instead of competing at the school level. The students should follow the path shown by great people.
Resident Editor of The New Indian Express, Srimoy Kar, who was the guest of honour for the event, praised the school for its performance stating that it had paid due attention to sports and extra-curricular activities besides excellence in education.
“The school has proved to be a great place for shaping the future of the students and has produced sportspersons like cricketer Pragyan Ojha and chess player Padmini Rout,” said Kar.
The school’s annual magazine ‘Kusumayani’ was released by Mishra on the occasion. The school’s managing committee chairman MM Panda, regional director Odisha zone-1 HK Mohanty and Principal KC Satapathy were also present at the function.