June, 14, 2013: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, to spread the light of education in all the villages of Gujarat, has appealed villagers, teachers and schools to be bound with emotional attachment with each other and to develop this quality in the children from their childhood. The Chief Minister on the second day of statewide three-day Girl Child Enrolment drive visited Devavata, Bantwa and Meghalpur villages of Sojitra taluka of Anand district and enrolled students of these villages to the primary schools which are more than 100 years old in age.
He urged the teachers and parents to develop the quality of curiosity in children for their all-round development. Teachers should be well prepared to satisfy their curiosity. Children should be taught in such a way that they develop the feeling of affection and love for their school and teachers, he added.
He said”, we are living in the age of learning and not of teaching as learning is the best method to educate the child, he said. It is state of sorrow that rural parents spend more time after their cattle than after their children’s education”.
Attributing his success to Government run schools he said,” it is a myth that there is a qualitative difference between Government run schools and modern private schools. He expressed his displeasure over parents’ negligent attitude towards their daughter and just treating her as a domestic help”. The Chief Minister urged parents to be attentive towards their child’s health and help Government to combat malnutrition.