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PM stresses on importance of character building education in India

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of 'Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence' organised by the HRD Ministry

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday emphasised the importance of character-building over literacy and called for “wholesome” education in the country.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of “Conference on Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence” organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

“Knowledge and education are not restricted to books. The purpose of education is to enable balanced growth of every dimension of a human being, which is not possible without innovation,” Modi said. “Ambedkar, Deen Dayal Upadhya and Ram Manohar Lohiya always emphasised on character-building over literacy. Swami Vivekananda stressed on wholesome education that makes us a human,”

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 1:29 PM IST

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