The Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu urged medical universities to introduce teachings in human values as a part of the curriculum to inculcate moral, social and ethical values in students while addressing the 3rd Convocation of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences & Technology.
Why moral education is important:
Stating that education laid the foundation for the progress of a nation, the Vice President said that the right kind of education would inculcate citizenship values, liberate people from ignorance, empower them with knowledge, information, skills and equip them to take up new roles and responsibilities to shape not only their own destinies but also the destiny of the nation.
"The Vice President opined that educational institutions for higher learning have to develop a system to impart the relevant and right type of education integrated with skills. 'India's educational ethos needs major reforms in the context of changes that are sweeping the country and the world," he added.
New subjects to be included:
Human behavior sciences
Meditation and Yoga in the curriculum.
Students, mark his words
Imploring the students to 'Never give up', the Vice President said that neither success nor failure is permanent. 'Believe that perseverance, hard work and unshakable determination - shall always triumph', he emphasized.