GULBARGA: Governor T.N. Chaturvedi on Thursday said education for all should be the hallmark of the education policy of the country.
Speaking after inaugurating the new building of the Pilloo Homi Irani Women's College of Arts and Science and laying the foundation stone for the Pragnya Higher Primary School run by the Karnataka Peoples Education Society in the city, Mr. Chaturvedi said the dearth of talent in rural areas was owing to the absence of the quality education.
The quality of education imparted in schools in urban areas was responsible for students from those regions excelling in competitive examinations. If the same kind of education was imparted in rural areas, there would be no dearth of talent.
The Governor appreciated the contribution of president of KPES Mallikarjun Kharge for extending education to deprived and downtrodden sections of society.
Mr. Chaturvedi said although he did not want to enter into the controversy over whether English should be thought in the schools or not, he said English was recognised as an international language.
He said Kannada was rich in literature and its heritage was unmatched.
Higher Education Minister D.H. Shankaramurthy appreciated the contribution of Mr. Kharge in the field of education Former Chief Minister Dharam Singh spoke.