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Student Community Service Should Be Mandatory: VP

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that community service should be made mandatory for pupils in both public and private institutions since it will help them develop a sharing and caring attitude in their interactions with others.


New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that community service should be made mandatory for students in both public and private institutions since it will help them develop a giving and caring attitude in their interactions with others.


“Today, it is critical to instil the sense of service in the kids of this country from an early age. Once the pandemic has passed and normalcy has returned, I believe that government and private schools should make community service mandatory for pupils for at least two to three weeks “According to the Vice President.

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He was addressing as the special guest at a celebration held near here to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of St Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a spiritual leader and social reformer from Kerala’s Catholic community.

The Vice President stated that instilling a spirit of service in children at an early age will help them develop a sharing and caring attitude in their interactions with others. “In truth, the attitude of sharing and caring is at the heart of India’s ancient culture, and it must be widely spread. As reflected in our ageless ideal, ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ the entire universe is one family for us. We should all strive to move forward in this spirit “Vice President Naidu stated the following.

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VP Naidu

The Vice President praised the achievements of visionary spiritual leaders such as Sree Narayana Guru, a great social reformer, and St Chavara in many sectors, and urged other states to learn from Kerala in the areas of education, social justice, and women’s empowerment.

“I’d like to use this opportunity to encourage other states to follow Kerala’s lead in the areas of education, social justice, and women’s empowerment, as indicated in Saint Chavara’s and Narayana Guru’s pioneering programmes. Their groundbreaking work demonstrates that any state can be converted into a growth and progress engine, and that this can be accomplished through the social and educational empowerment of women and youth from lower socioeconomic groups “Mr. Naidu explained.

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As spelled forth in the ideology of Antyodaya articulated by visionary thinker, activist, and reformer Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, the advantages of progress must filter down to the last man in the most backward and destitute areas of our socio-economic structure.

Though Saint Chavara’s identity and vision were fashioned and formed by the values of his Catholic religion, Vice President Naidu stated that his social and educational contributions were not limited to the prosperity and development of that group alone.

“Saint Chavara blended the spirit of the Renaissance with the mission of compassion and the magnificent Christian concept of global brotherhood,” the Vice President stated, expressing his delight at the involvement of the communities he formed in the educational and health spheres in the country.

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