Government should provide good education: MP

Disparity in wealth has become an obstacle to the development of human resources in India, Pralhad Joshi, MP, has said.

He was speaking at the inauguration of a seminar on ‘Children's personality development' organised for wardens of schools under the Belgaum division by Karnataka Balavikas Academy (KBA) here on Thursday.

India ranks sixth on the list of multi-millionaires. However, according to a survey conducted by the Centre, nearly 80 crore people in the country earn less than Rs. 20 a day, Mr. Joshi pointed out. These people are unable to afford education for their children. This has affected the development of human resources and the country occupies the 124th position in the world in human resource development, he said.

It is the responsibility of governments to frame schemes that support the poor. “If we aim to make India a superpower in the next ten years, emphasis should be given to quality education,” he stressed.

Many people living below the poverty line enrolled their wards in government residential schools. It was the responsibility of the wardens to show affection to these children and shape their career. Education was about building character and personality, not just making children literate, the MP said.

Writer Vrushabendra Swami and KBA chairman Mahesh Tenginkai were present on the occasion.