Chairman Emeritus and founder of Infosys N.R. Narayana Murthy has urged the media “to put some curbs on negative journalism as it is disgusting to see every day on front pages reports of crime, corruption and violence.”
Talking to mediapersons at the Sobha Academy at Panniyankara, near Vadakkumchery, on Tuesday, Mr. Murthy said “since India is becoming a world economic power, the media should give importance to reporting about the developments taking place in various fields.”
He said “there are positive developments taking place that could end poverty and hunger in the country. The media should report these developments to create positive thinking among the people on the potential and greatness of this country.”
He said India is considered as an emerging world economic power. This is the time all of us should think how to take this progress forward and make it a permanent feature.”
Replying to a question on popularising the teaching of English language, Mr. Narayana Murthy said “in the present global scenario, learning of this international language is inevitable as it is the link language for the international community to interact with one another.”
So along with learning other languages, English should be taught and popularised to get the country integrated with the global world, he said.
Earlier, addressing the students of Sobha Academy, Mr. Narayana Murthy said “we should ensure that every child has enough to eat, medical, educational and housing facilities.”
He said his definition of success is to “bring a smile on the face of people when you enter a room. If you make yourself compassionate, then people will be happy to see you. It is important to remember that you need not be rich and powerful to help someone. All that is required is the care for others. Make sure that you are nice and friendly with them.”
Sobha Academy chairman P.N.C. Menon attended the talk.
Mr. Murthy was given a rousing welcome by the primary schoolchildren with patriotic songs.
The students belonging to the poor families of Kizhakkencherry and Vadakkencherry villages that were adopted by Sree Kurumba Trust are given free residential education. Those who were present at the meeting include Trust Directors A.R. Kutty, Col. (Retd) V.K. Balan, Academy chairperson Nalini Chandran and others.