Gandhiji did not want education system to be a burden: Dr Manish

 A lecture program on the relevance of Gandhian principles in the 21st century was organized at RVS College of Engineering and Technology (RVSCET), Jamshedpur during which, the keynote speaker, Assistant Professor of the Department of humanities, NIT Jamshedpur, Dr Manish Kumar Jha observed, “Gandhiji had gauged the usefulness, impact and reality of the present-day education system about 75 years ago and did not want it to be a burden on anyone. He promoted positive reforms in the education system, decentralization of democracy and women empowerment among others.”

Keynote speaker Dr Manish Kumar averred that Bapu was a keen advocate of cottage and Khadi village industry. “Moreover, Gandhiji was never averse to modernization but laid special emphasis on gender equality and globalization.”

Earlier, in his welcome address, College Library In-charge, Prof Dr SP Singh, gave a detailed explanation on the Gandhian principles of Swadesh, Swaraj and Satyagrah.

RVSCET Principal, Dr Rajesh Kumar Tiwari while speaking on the advantages of a library informed that a digital library too had been made available at the institution and urged all to take advantage of it. Others present on the occasion included Dr. Vikram Sharma, Head of the Department of Training Placement, Dr Vikram Sharma, Heads of all other departments, teachers and students were present.The vote of thanks was offered by Librarian Jaimala Sundi.

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