Mangaluru, Feb 28: Minister of State for Primary & Secondary Education Suresh Kumar said here on Sunday that the academic year 2020-21 was a very challenging as the COVID-19 has disrupted the whole education system and still it is uncertain when the schools will reopen and life becomes normal.
Speaking after inaugurating Reshma Memorial Auditorium at Shakthi Campus, he said it is good that the teachers have found an alternative of Vidyagama and online classes, saving the students from wasting the whole year.
He requested the educators and the parents to create social awareness and social responsibility in the minds of students rather than insisting in marks alone.
He quoted the effort of teacher Nirmala, responsible for the success of Anjanappa hailing from the rural background who scored 92 pc in SSLC, 131 rank in CET, 91 rank in JEE and today pursuing his studies at IIT Mumbai.
Vedavyas Kamath, MLA Mangaluru south, who was also present, said, "Life is a race no doubt but passing in life is utmost important than winning a race."
He shared his views on the 17 crore swimming pool project coming up in Yemmekere for the public as a part of the smart city project.
Sri Mahabaleshwar, chairman Karnataka Bank, quoted the four strong pillars that make up a school, namely the students, teachers, parents and the management. The co-ordination of all the four is very vital, failure to which the consequence is uncertain, he said.