JAMMU, FEB 14: The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today said that Indian educational system is synonymous with respect for parents and senior citizens.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a function organized by Jammu and Kashmir Bhartiya Shiksha Samiti (JKBSS) for honoring parents and senior citizens at Bhartiya Vidhaya Mandir, Amphalla Jammu.
Prof Naresh Padha, Social Activists, Mamta Singh, Reena Rajput and Satish Mittal were also present on the occasion.
While referring to Indian system of education, the Deputy Chief Minister said its main focus is to inculcate sense of respect and dedication of young generation for their parents and senior citizens. He said that fine nuances of civility and related things formed major part of India’s educational curriculum.
“With advent of modern education and technology the joint family system, which is also responsible for ensuring that young generation develop sense of respectability towards their parents and elderly, started to vanish and a new concept of nuclear families propped-up. Same has also contributed towards giving rise to several things which were alien to our culture and ethics,” he added.
The students of the school presented several cultural items.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister visited Shiv Mandir near Tawi Bridge and paid obeisance there. He also inaugurated community Langer organized by Temple Management on eve of Mahashivratri.