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Don't come to us with a bowl for help, ask alumni: Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said that there are, however, some schools which keep approaching the government with a bowl seeking help while the real help (alumni) is with them itself

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

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Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar (Photo: ANI)

Union Minister asked to utilise their associations for betterment instead of coming to the government "with a bowl seeking help".

The Union Human Resource Development minister was speaking Friday at a function organised here by the Jnana Prabhodini School.

"Worldwide, who run It is the former students. Who run universities worldwide? It is the who have excelled in their respective fields," Javadekar told the gathering.

"Such students give back to their This same attitude has been cultivated by Jnana Prabhodhini among its students over the years, and because of the contribution of its former students, the institute is successfully running for the last 50 years," he said.

Javadekar said that there are, however, some which keep approaching the government with a bowl seeking help while the real help (alumni) is with them itself.

"It is the responsibility of former students to get associated with their or colleges and contribute for its betterment. It is also important for a school or college to cultivate that attitude in its students," the minister said.

He also told the gathering about the efforts his ministry was taking to reduce the weight of school bags by 50 per cent.

"Efforts are being taken to reduce the weight of the school bags by 50 per cent so that students get more time for extra-curricular activities," Javadekar said.

First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 14:20 IST