Before winding up her two-day Odisha visit and leaving for New Delhi, President Droupadi Murmu launched an education campaign titled ‘New Education for New India’ on behalf of Brahma Kumaris at Sambalpur on Wednesday. The campaign is aimed at inculcating values and uplifting the consciousness of students for a better society.
Governor Raghubar Das, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Transport Minister Tukuni Sahu and MLA Nauri Naik were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said, “Education has always played an important and transformative role in building society. Moral and human values like service, equality and sympathy are the foundation of our culture.”
She also stated that youth should be inspired by these great ideals and values and take care of their elderly parents and people from the deprived sections of society so that a better society can be formed.
Emphasizing that positive attitude towards these values should be created in the minds of children through education, the President observed that moral education helps in building human life and brings positive changes in the society.
“Moral education makes us aware of the life values of compassion, kindness, friendship, and fraternity. Positive changes can occur in an individual having these qualities. Positive changes in an individual can help create a better society,” she added.
Expressing her happiness that Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya is making the path to happiness, peace and joy, accessible through character-building, self-realization and divine experience, the President recited a Sanskrit Sloka: Sarbe bhabantu sukhinah, sarbe santu niramaya, sarbe bhadrani pasyantu, maa kaschit dukhaa bhaag bhabet…”
Speaking to the media, Rajajogini Parbati, said that value-based education will bring about a change in society and help build 'Swarnim Bharat'.