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“Teachers and parents should play pivotal role”

Staff Reporter

Former U.S.Congressional Fellow delivers college day address

— Photo: M. Moorthy

SHAPING THE FUTURE: Former US Congressional Fellow B.S.Raghavan (second from left) handing over a prize to a student in Tiruchi on Tuesday.

TIRUCHI: Teachers and parents should play a pivotal role in guiding and motivating the youth towards nation-building process. Every teacher and parent should act as a role-model for the future architects of our country and have a great responsibility in shaping their character, observed B.S. Raghavan, former United States Congressional Fellow.

Delivering the 91st college day address at National College here on Wednesday, Mr. Raghavan said that the desired goals of making India a superpower could be achieved at a faster phase through concerted effort by every individual.

He appealed to the graduates to update their knowledge even after leaving the portals of the college. With the knowledge revolution registering a faster growth and development, what the students learnt during their educational career would likely become obsolete.

In contrast to the environment that had prevailed during his student days in the 1930s and 1940s, the present-day scenario was quite different in several aspects namely knowledge revolution; communication revolution; technological revolution and social revolution. Mr. Raghavan appealed to the students to take up society-oriented programmes.

Widening gulf

He said that the gap between the haves and have-nots in accessing certain facilities was on the rise. “This revolution of rising expectation is more disastrous than Tsunami”, he warned adding that economics and planners and future builders of India should ensure equal opportunities and facilities to the have-nots and economically less privileged.

K. Anbarasu, Principal, read out the annual report.

Earlier, Mr. Raghavan gave away prizes to students in recognition of their academic and co-curricular activities.

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