VIT honours 69 headmasters with cash awards

VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan with headmasters of State-owned and aided institutions in Vellore, Tuesday.

Vellore: Not many parents enrol their children in government schools, rather admit them in private schools as they think the private counterparts provide more quality, so, I urge the government to improve quality in the institutions, said VIT Chancellor G Viswanathan.

He was speaking at an event held here Tuesday to honour 69 headmasters of State-owned and aided institutions in Vellore with a cash award of Rs 5,000 for securing 100 per cent results in class 10 and 12 examinations.

Viswanathan pointed out that teachers and doctors serve the society through their profession and don’t look their profession just as a job which fetches them monthly salary.

“A country which provides good quality education will not only progress in education but also in all fields, including economy. Sixty years ago Japan, Korea and India were in the same level in terms of economic growth, but today Japan and Korea have advanced well in terms of economics because they accorded highest priority to provide good quality education. A country which concentrates more in education will have more economic growth,” he said and added, “I want Tamilnadu to be the leader in education not only in India but also at the world level for which we all have to work towards that goal.”

VIT vice-president Sekar Viswanathan said VIT would conduct more training programmes for government teachers to realise the vision of Chancellor Viswanathan’s dream to take Vellore district to number one position in education.

Vellore district Collector S A Raman recalled how his teachers inspired students and motivated them in studies, which the present day teachers too should follow. “This year, we have more government schools in Vellore district which have secured 100 per cent pass percentage in class 10 and 12 government exams. We will come up with more special programmes to train teachers and will take Vellore district to the next level in education,” he said.

VIT provided tables and chairs worth Rs 22 lakh for free of cost to government schools in Vellore district, a press release said.

VIT Pro Chancellor S Narayanan, Director of Centre for Sustainable Rural Development & Research Studies, VIT, C R Sundararajan, Vellore district Chief Educational Officer S Mars also spoke.

NT Bureau