M Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President, stated on Monday that community service should be made mandatory for students in both public and private schools, as it will help them develop a sharing and caring attitude in their dealings with others.
M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, stated on Monday that community service should be made mandatory for students in both public and private institutions, as it will help them develop a giving and caring attitude in their interactions with others.
“It is vital today to instil a sense of duty in the children of this country from a young age. According to the Vice President, “once the pandemic has gone and normalcy has restored, I believe that government and private schools should make community service mandatory for children for at least two to three weeks.”
He was speaking as a special guest at a commemoration commemorating the death of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a spiritual leader and social reformer from Kerala’s Catholic community, who died 150 years ago.
Instilling a sense of service in children at a young age, according to the Vice President, will help them develop a sharing and caring attitude in their contacts with others. “In truth, giving and caring are at the heart of India’s old tradition, and they must be broadly propagated.” For us, the entire cosmos is one family, as represented in our timeless ideal, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.’ “We should all aspire to move forward in this spirit,” said Vice President Naidu.
In various fields, the Vice President commended visionary spiritual leaders like Sree Narayana Guru, a renowned social reformer, and St Chavara, and urged other states to learn from Kerala in the areas of education, social justice, and women’s empowerment.
“I’d like to take this occasion to encourage other states to follow Kerala’s lead in education, social justice, and women’s empowerment, as demonstrated by Saint Chavara’s and Narayana Guru’s pioneering programmes.” Mr. Naidu added, “Their breakthrough work proves that any state can be transformed into a growth and progress engine, and that this can be accomplished through the social and educational empowerment of women and youth from lower socioeconomic categories.”
The benefits of progress must flow down to the last man in the most backward and destitute sections of our socio-economic structure, as stated by visionary thinker, activist, and reformer Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya in his Antyodaya doctrine.
Despite the fact that the ideals of his Catholic religion shaped and moulded Saint Chavara’s personality and vision, Vice President Naidu remarked that his social and educational achievements were not restricted to the prosperity and progress of that group alone.
“Saint Chavara united the spirit of the Renaissance with the mission of compassion and the great Christian concept of world brotherhood,” the Vice President said, expressing his satisfaction at the communities he helped form’s involvement in the country’s educational and health sectors.