BERHAMPUR: The school teachers should instil the thirst for knowledge among the students instead of opting for the rote system of education, said School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra.
Speaking on the inaugural day of the three-day centenary celebration of Gunupur Government High School on Saturday, Mishra exhorted the students to opt for education based on skill development for a bright future.
Inaugurating the function, Tribal Welfare Minister Lal Bihari Himirika said the biggest challenge before the education sector is to shift the temperament of tribal and backward students from learning to innovation, which is crucial to meet the global standards.
Former Chief Secretary, Bijay Kumar Patnaik said fundamental rights of the children should not be violated at any cost.
Retired teachers of the school were felicitated on the occasion. Among others, State Planning Board vice-chairman N Bhaskar Rao, Koraput MP Jhinna Hikaka, Gunupur MLA Trinath Gomango, Sub-Collector Basant Sahu, ADM Laxmikanta Behera and other officials were present.
Later in the day, the Minister visited Rayagada town where he reviewed implementation of development schemes of the Government. He directed the officials concerned to complete all infrastructure works meant for schools at the earliest.
Collector Jagannath Mohanty was directed to set up a model school in Bisamcuttack block as per Government norms.