New Delhi, September 01: The syllabus of educational institutes should not be theoretical but practical, creative and socially relevant, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. He said that an identity can be created by an institution globally only when it makes itself crucial to society. Moreover, it should also appeal to teaching and training institutes to be part of campaigns and schemes run by the government.
The Uttar Pradesh government stated in a statement that the minister was speaking on the closing session of a seven-day function conducted to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Digvijay Nath Postgraduate College in Gorakhpur.
Teachers, parents and students should be socially relevant
“Teachers, parents and students should be involved in constructive activities by becoming socially relevant. Teaching and training institutions should be a part of the campaigns and schemes run by the government. This will create a new consciousness in the society. Our educational institutions used to be the centres of consciousness of society, and our history is witness to this,” Mr. Adityanath has been quoted as saying to a national daily.
The statement said that he paid tributes to Brahmalin Mahant Digvijaynathji Maharaj at the college and planted saplings.
Academic institutions should be socially viable
“The curriculum of our educational institutions should not be theoretical but practical, creative and socially relevant, then only they will be able to fulfill their real responsibility. We have to consider how we can make our educational institutions socially viable,” Mr. Adityanath told a news daily.
The government has formed the Development Board for Purvanchal and Bundelkhand, the chief minister informed.
Concrete action plan should be submitted
“We have asked the board members to sit down with universities in their region to discuss the overall development of the region and give a concrete action plan to the government. I am happy that we have been successful in giving a new thought in this direction. There is a need to create such coordination between the government and educational-training institutions,” he told the media.