Municipal commissioner M. Jitendra said education should transform individuals in spiritual, social and economic spheres.

Participating as chief guest at the meeting organised on the occasion of Founders Day of Dayalbagh Education Institute, a deemed university here on Thursday, he said that moral values should be taught to children by parents and institutions. Mr Jitendra said that education plays a vital role for the development of individual and the society.

He said that efforts were being made to keep the Godavari clean and the city beautiful. The municipal commissioner asked the participants to

protect plants and help in maintaining sanitation in the city.

M. Francis, Assistant Director, State Information Centre, who attended as guest of honour, said that education should make an individual a responsible citizen and lauded the efforts of the Dayalbagh Institute in establishing distance education centre and providing vocational training to the women.

V. Soami Prasad, centre in-charge, who presided over the meeting, said that distance education centre was established to extend value-based and comprehensive education to all sections of the society.

P. Manikyamba, coordinator, said that Dayalbagh institutions were established by founder president by Prof. M.B. Lal in 1917 with an intention to provide education to all and it has become Deemed University in 1981.

At present the institute is ranked 8 among 126 deemed universities in the country and it has collaboration with both national and international educational institutes. Staff members M. Radha Prasad, EV Subbarao and others attended.