Love to learn: Venkaiah

Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu has exhorted the student community to love to learn and work hard to reach the goal. Stating that ‘guru’ (teacher) is important than ‘Google’ (technology), he has advised them to speak in mother tongue.

Addressing the gathering after inaugurating NTR Convention Centre at Adikavi Nannaya University here in the presence of Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday, the Vice-President said that one should pursue education not for employment only, it should also help one acquire knowledge and enhance personality. He repeatedly appealed to students to strive hard, learn discipline and dream big. He compared mother tongue with eyes and other languages, particularly English with eyeglasses.

The Vice-President reminded that India was still having 20% of illiterates and no university of this country has listed in top ten universities in the world. He asked the teachers to improve professional competence, upgrade their skills and become role models. “Don’t create fear psychosis among students. Instead nurture them,” the Vice-President advised teachers.

Governor’s advice

Mr. Narasimhan advised students of the university and its affiliated colleges to organise a blood donation camp and adopt 100 villages. He exhorted them to take up Swachh Bharat programme at least one Sunday in a month in villages and visit their district hospital and enquire patients about the treatment. He hoped the university would become one of the top ten universities in the country.

Mr. Chandrababu Naidu said that students should not feel stress while learning. He advised students to think innovative.

University Vice-Chancellor M. Mutyala Naidu, who welcomed the guests, said that the Chief Minister had granted ₹45.28 crore and it got 12 B status from UGC last month. Deputy Chief Minister N. Chinnarajappa, Ministers Yanamala Ramakrishnudu, Kamineni Srinivas, P. Manikyala Rao and Ganta Srinivasa Rao and others attended the meeting. The convention centre was built at a cost ₹10 crore. Mr. Venkaiah Naidu also laid the foundation stone for arts college.

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