Cancel holidays on Jayantis: Educational Advisor Prof. M.R. Doreswamy
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Cancel holidays on Jayantis: Educational Advisor Prof. M.R. Doreswamy

June 19, 2020

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Government has been advised by its Educational Advisor to cancel holidays observed in educational institutions on the occasion of various Jayantis (birth anniversaries).

Advisor to Karnataka Government on Education, Prof. M.R. Doreswamy has recommended cancellation of holidays on Jayantis and celebrate the day with more meaningful programmes remembering the great personalities.

The State Government has declared public holidays on Valmiki Jayanti, Basava Jayanti, Kanaka Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Ambedkar Jayanti and Gandhi Jayanti.

Yesterday, Prof. Doreswamy submitted a report containing seven key suggestions including cancelling holidays, to Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C.N. Ashwath Narayan, who holds the Higher Education portfolio.

Prof. Doreswamy, in his report, suggested to hold thematic workshops, lectures, conferences and other such activities to celebrate the life and works of the great personalities, instead of declaring holidays.

“It would not only educate our youth about the significance of the great personalities to our culture and society but also reinvents the tradition of paying tributes to their contributions to our civil society,” he said.

Higher Education Minister Dr. Ashwath Narayan said that the decision on cancelling holidays on Jayantis has to be taken by Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa. Moreover, to bring education back on track during the present COVID-19 pandemic situation, Prof. Doreswamy has made a few suggestions to complete exams of final semester engineering and graduate students.

He also said that it was a challenge for the education sector to overcome the pandemic crisis and structure the next academic year 2021-22. He advised implementation of a mentoring system in all higher education institutions in Karnataka and empowering specially-abled students.

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  1. Hare Krishna! says:

    The standard of the university education is such that every politically powerful person , whether it is a religious seer or other self-styled professor who is close to the political leaders, can establish a university by buying the land or building cheap, get themselves appointed as as chancellors and get their relatives or their sidekicks as pro-chancellors etc.. etc..
    This person, the moustached professor, looking more like a boxer has done the above installing himself as the chancellor of the PES University, and his son ,I guess who has the title of professor as pro-chancellor.
    That is the standard of the university education in Karnataka/India. No wonder students increasingly opt to go abroad seeking proper education swamping those universities in the West. No wonder also,the really erudite Indian professors are allfound in universities in Western countries!
    In a country which incessantly celebrates the Jayanti of one famous person or another, garlanding statues or photographs, this “professor” in his report as educational advisor to the Yeddi government (God help!) wants more workshops ,lectures and conferences, forcing reluctant students to attend them, by cancelling the public holidays. No doubt, the lecturers and professors of his PES University would be forced to conduct them for example.
    This moustached professor does not seem to realise that, despite the birth of those great spiritual men :India can claim hundreds of them, the country seems to be morally bankrupt, every political leader or administrator, seems to live for himself and his family , wanting others to be moral , but earning in ways bordering morality, and thus leading a society which has become corrupt. This has happened just 73 years after independence.

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