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MADURAI: Education without imbibing values and culture will make the students like robots and it is important for teachers to realise this, said poet Vairamuthu here on Sunday.
“Teaching and learning should be from heart to heart. Teachers must touch students' hearts and not the brains. Only then education will be effective,” he said.
Mr. Vairamuthu was speaking at the Queen Mira International School in Kochadai here which was inaugurated by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers M. K. Alagiri.
“American education is more about information. It is only our Indian education system that gives prominence for imbibing culture, character and values among students. We don't want our students to be like robots,” the poet said.
For the students, Mr. Vairamuthu advised that there is pain in every person's life and success will not come in just one day.
Key to success
“Efforts and perseverance hold key to success and there are many success stories of persons making it big in life despite hailing from an ordinary background,” he said.
In his inaugural address, the Union Minister Mr. Alagiri said that the Queen Mira International School will add to the profile of Madurai in terms of educational institutions. Dutho M.Saravanan, Deputy Minister of Federal Territories and Development, Malaysia, said that schools should not prepare the students from examinations point of view and an integrated holistic educational experience is utmost important.
“I will help through the Malaysian Government in sending more students to the Queen Mira International School in Madurai which is set to attain a good place in Tamil Nadu. The students of Tamil origin in Malaysia will benefit,” he assured.
P.Viswanathan, MP (Kancheepuram), in his felicitation speech, said a good education system would be such that teachers will only open the door while the students will enter on their own, equip and become confident individuals.
C. Chandran, school Chairman, said that the focus of Queen Mira International School would be on core competencies and teachers' appointment too was done with utmost care.
M. C. Abinath, Managing Director, in his report informed that the new school is a continuation of the group's already popular Sri Aurobindo Mira School in the city. M. C. Abilash, Director of the school and Sujatha Gupta, Principal, were among those present at the inaugural function.
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