Addressing the Fresher’s Welcome Ceremony 2023 at Bir Bikram Memorial College, Agartala, Tripura Chief Minister Prof. Dr. Manik Saha highlighted the pivotal role of students in shaping the destiny of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat or Ek Tripura Shrestha Tripura. Beyond academic pursuits, Dr. Saha stressed the need to instill values in students for a holistic educational experience.
Students: Architects of National Transformation
In his role as the chief guest, Dr. Saha underscored the significance of students as the torchbearers of the nation’s future. Expressing his vision for an exemplary India and Tripura, he asserted that the character formation of students is integral to achieving this goal.
Beyond Textbooks: Nurturing Values
Dr. Saha advocated for a comprehensive educational approach, stating, “In every educational institution, in addition to studies, it is necessary to teach students about values.” Recognizing the transformative power of knowledge, he echoed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on students acquiring not only academic knowledge but also ethical values.
National Education Policy 2020: A Catalyst for Change
Drawing attention to the national landscape, Dr. Saha highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts to revolutionize the education system since 2014. The implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 in Tripura aligns with the broader goal of reshaping the educational narrative.
Teacher’s Role in Shaping Awareness
Acknowledging the pivotal role of teachers, Dr. Saha urged them to embrace the responsibility of familiarizing students with the intricacies of the new National Education Policy. He emphasized that the dynamic educational environment requires educators to play a proactive role in shaping informed and socially responsible individuals.
Diversifying Learning: Exploring Biographies of Visionaries
Encouraging students to broaden their horizons, the Chief Minister urged them to delve into the biographies of eminent personalities such as Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda, and Sri Aurobindo. Beyond textbooks, exploring the lives of these great individuals can offer valuable insights and contribute to holistic personal development.