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‘Education institutes need to be sensitive to country’s challenges’

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New Delhi: All educational institutions need to remain sensitive to the challenges being faced by the country so as to safeguard age-old tolerance, pluralism, communal harmony and brotherhood, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Friday said.

Making a plea for revival of syncretic tradition to overcome intolerance and bigotry, he said, “The time-tested cultural practices and human values were at risk from the forces of materialism, consumerism and hunger for power”.

“Traditionally, all guiding lights and spiritual leaders have argued against propagation of contempt and suspicion about others. The educational institutions need to remain sensitive to the country’s challenges to safeguard age-old tolerance, pluralism, communal harmony and brotherhood,” Vohra said while addressing students at Jamia Millia Islamia after unveiling a statue of late president APJ Abdul Kalam.

“It is imperative that educational institutions take responsibility of producing human resources with character, ethical values and inviolable integrity who would offer solutions to problems that we confront as a nation,” he said.

We need not look for solutions elsewhere and remain connected to our local environment to see whether we could constructively intervene to bring around a change, he added.

PTI