Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has favoured teaching professional degrees like MBBS in Indian languages while batting for an educational system with greater emphasis on Indian history, heritage and culture. Speaking at a function in Chennai yesterday,
Mr Naidu said, he has always been impressing upon the need for children to be taught in their mother tongues to underscore the importance of language. Vice President said, the education system must inculcate strong ethical, moral and humanistic values. He said, India was once known as ‘Viswaguru’ and knowledge seekers from all corners of the world flocked to centres of learning in the country, including Takshashila and Nalanda. Mr Naidu said, the time has come for India to once again emerge as the global knowledge hub which is possible only through proper education system with greater emphasis on Indian, history, heritage and culture.
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar were present on the occasion.