The aim of education should be the building of character and not mere injecting of information, said President Pranab Mukherjee, while speaking at the 150th anniversary of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School in Bengaluru.
The President complimented the founders and management of the Bishop Cotton Boys’ School for its having successfully completed 150 years of service to the cause of education as well as to the Lord. “The School has carved out a niche for itself through its emphasis on quality. The aim of all education should be building of character and not merely injecting of information. Schools should instill in their students commitment to our core civilisational values such as love for motherland, belief in peaceful coexistence and acceptance of diversity. It should encourage rational thinking and inculcate a scientific temper,” he added.
The President congratulated the school for being ranked among the three best schools in the country and called upon school authorities, faculty, students and all other stakeholders to aspire to become one of the top three in the world.
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