DAV to assist TS in ‘KG to PG’ scheme
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s flagship KG to PG free education scheme received a big fillip with noted Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) educational institution chain expressing interest to help the government in successful implementation of the programme.
Punam Suri stresses the need to inculcate character building in children
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s flagship KG to PG free education scheme received a big fillip with noted Dayanand Anglo-Vedic (DAV) educational institution chain expressing interest to help the government in successful implementation of the programme.
DAV College Managing Committee president Punam Suri said that they were ready to sit with the government and give inputs as well as share their 130-year-old expertise in the educational field. “DAV, with over 800 branches across the country, is considered one of the pioneers in education field in the country having started its first school way back in 1886,” he added.
Suri, who visited the city for attending a spiritual programme in DAV school in Safilguda, spoke exclusively to the paper on the education scene in the country and the need for reforms besides DAV’s contribution in this regard.
Lauding the TRS government on the innovative scheme to benefit children of poor families in ten districts, he pointed out that DAV was doing its bit in this regard by giving admissions to poor children as part of Right to Education Act. “At any point of time around 20 lakh students are studying in our schools spread across length and breadth of the country,” he said.
The noted academician emphasised on building character in children to make them successful individuals in life.“DAV has realised the importance of human values, vedic shiksha and character building in school curriculum and accordingly took steps to revise syllabus. Each chapter should bring a virtue in children. CBSE and NCERT are doing this, which was a welcome move. A very good engineer is useless if he does not have character,” he added.
Commenting on expansion plans in the newly formed Telangana state, he stated that the police department had approached them to run their police school in the city. “It is still in the drawing board stage and modalities are being worked out,” Suri concluded.
DAV institutions are the largest chain of non-governmental educational institutions catering to educational needs from KG to university level in all the fields of learning through its 800 odd institutions across the country. Founded to realise the dreams of Swami Dayanand Saraswati for creating an erudite society with vedic values, the institutions have carved greatest personalities in all fields in last 130 years of journey.