Silchar: The challenge before India is how to impart quality education to all. India is a vastly populated country and it would be a daunting task to impart education to each and every individual of this country.
That education should also be able to generate and create employment opportunities so that India can be freed from the vicious cycle of illiteracy, poverty and unemployment. This was pointed out by Prof Partha Sarathi Chanda, former principal of Gurucharan College, Silchar, while addressing the august assembly as the chief guest at Lions Club of Silchar Central which celebrated the 131st birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan as 57th Teachers’ Day in a befitting manner at the Club House at its Eye Hospital campus, Lions Enclave here on Wednesday night.
Prof Chanda said “Massive investment in education has become a must. It is a pity that government is not allotting funds for development in this sector which is vital and an important one also. No country can develop or progress if its educational sector is not well attended and cared for. Teachers and students are an indispensable part of the academic system. Most people entertain a misconception that education should always be value based. Mere creation of value is not sufficient. Education should create employment opportunities. We should import technology from the West and mix it up with the spirituality of this country. It will be a fruitful and worthy combination. In addition to this, women education is essential as they too have a pivotal role to play in the country’s development. Our country needs a free, fearless and man making education system.”