Mangaluru: Government run schools do not groom doctors or engineers but they instill self-esteem in children and help them to face life, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel stressed.
He was addressing the gathering after distributing notebooks worth Rs 40,000 to students at a programme organised by Kalpa Trust and KIOCL Limited at Kuvempu Shatamanotsava government school in Nalyapadavu near Shaktinagar. Kateel said unlike in the past, education still suffers from false notions.
Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel disburses note books worth Rs 40,000 to poor students at Kuvempu Shatamanotsava government school near Shaktinagar on Saturday
Mangaluru MP Nalin Kumar Kateel addressing the gathering after distributing note books worth Rs 40,000 to poor students at Kuvempu Shatamanotsava government school near Shaktinagar on June 13
There is a school in every block, a junior college within a distance of one kilometer and a college within a distance of two kms. Yet parents chasing a dream of making their children professionals enroll them into private schools and suffer from tensions because of high donation and tuition fees.
Dispelling notions about government schools he reminded the gathering that all achievers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former President of India Abdul Kalam, one of world’s powerful woman Indira Nooyi all had studied in government schools in their mother tongue.
Kateel recollecting an incident where a student committed suicide after being ridiculed by his parents for not scoring 96 percent marks, regretted that in relentless pursuit of marks not much attention was paid to character building. The future of such children was headed towards darkness, he rued.
Due to the dedicated efforts of teachers in government schools, the children were becoming productive and patriotic, MP stressed. Assistant Commissioner in Central Excise in Bengaluru Abezeb D’Souza recollected with pride that his schooling in a government school in Kinnigoli helped him scale greater heights in his career.
KIOCL General Manager V Bobraj Jeyaharan said potential leaders were present in the hall. Local Corporator Akhila Alva urged students to make best use of the notebooks given to them. Former MLC Monnappa Bhandary, KIOCL Assistant General Manager Govindaraj Bhat, KIOCL Vigilance officer A K Sawant, Padav Friends Circle convener Ashok Naik, former corporator Shakeela Kava, WIPS co-ordinator Jayashree Aithal and school in-charge HM Udaya Kumari were also present on the dais.