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COLLEGE INAUGURATED: Higher Education Minister D.H. Shankaramurthy speaking at the function to mark the inauguration of the Jasodabai Narayandas Ladda Law College in Sedam town in Gulbarga district on Monday.
COLLEGE INAUGURATED: Higher Education Minister D.H. Shankaramurthy speaking at the function to mark the inauguration of the Jasodabai Narayandas Ladda Law College in Sedam town in Gulbarga district on Monday.

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The present education system lacks direction, says Minister

SEDAM (GULBARGA DIST): Minister for Higher Education D.H. Shankaramurthy on Monday called for drastic changes in the existing education policy to make it more meaningful and devoid of misrepresentation of facts.

Participating in the inaugural function of the Jasodabai Naraindas Ladda Law College run by the Kottala Basaveshwara Education Society, Mr. Shankaramurthy said the present education system lacked direction and did not provide many opportunities for students.

One of the main reasons for the present problems in the education system, according to Mr. Shankaramurthy, was the country's dependence on a system framed by the British which he said misrepresented the history and culture of the country.

He said it was time the country introduced comprehensive changes in the education system. It was unfortunate that Indian students preferred to go abroad for higher education, he added.

Former Chief Justice and Governor of Bihar and Jharkhand Rama Jois, who inaugurated the college, stressed the importance of legal education for every citizen and said the ancient legal system in India based on dharma was aimed at ensuring a peaceful and orderly society. He said dharma was the foundation for law, and for students pursuing legal education service to should be the primary concern. Mr. Jois said knowledge and character-building were important for students to achieve the pinnacle in their life and the country's future depended on the students who had character .

President of the society and former MP Basavaraj Patil Sedam welcomed the gathering. Principal of the college Savita Giri proposed a vote of thanks.

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