Cultural tolerance should be a key part of education: Irani

February 18, 2015

Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models, HRD minister Smriti Irani said on February 14 while strongly favouring imparting education that inculcates values and develops good character among students.
“Today, as we impart education, values are being left behind. Education should be such that it inculcates ethics and develops a strong character,” she said participating at an event organised by Ramakrishna Mission in New Delhi.

Noting that education and culture should go hand in hand, she said education should also develop sound principles in children, including respect for women.

“Cultural tolerance and respect for women should be the key in educational models,” she said.

She said parents should also be involved in the ‘Awakened Citizen programme’ that is being implemented by the schools using their own teaching resources. Ramakrishna Mission is organising the programme.

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