Build a generation that can address contemporary challenges: President
“Teachers play a significant role in addressing the global challenges facing the world today,” said President Ram Nath Kovind while addressing teachers on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day in the capital. “The world is moving from information era to knowledge era. However, knowledge alone will not be able to ensure the safety of human civilisation. Along with knowledge, it is also necessary to have a conscience. Only when knowledge is combined with wisdom, it can solve human problems. In this globalised and highly competitive world, we have to establish a balance between ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘human compassion,’ and ‘digital learning’ and ‘character building’. Only on the basis of such rational knowledge, we can tackle the present challenges such as climate change, pollution, melting glaciers etc.,” he said, adding, “Teachers can contribute significantly in the national campaign of water conservation by instilling in students the importance of water conservation.”
The President urged teachers to build a new generation that is full of knowledge and wisdom, so that it can successfully address all the contemporary challenges and contribute in nation building. “Strong foundations of character-building are laid in schools. The main objective of education is to make the student a good human-being. And teachers do so by instilling honesty, discipline and integrity in their students. A good human-being possessing these values will prove to be good in each and every sphere. By ensuring that their students become good human beings, teachers contribute in the nation-building process.”
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