Padma Shri recipient SKM Maeilanandhan felicitated
The country needs an education system that protects and celebrates the rich cultural heritage and prepares students to face the challenges besides helping them to enhance their creative talents, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chairman B.K. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar has said.
“We do not need an education system that is based on marks and ranks that undermines creativity. Such a system spoils the children and adversely affects their ability to think different,” he said at a function organised here on Sunday evening to felicitate SKM Group Chairman SKM. Maeilanandhan, for receiving the Padma Shri award. The function was organised jointly by various community service organisations, educational institutions and industry associations.
Mr. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar said the educational institutions should introduce the children about great leaders and the freedom struggle of the sub-continent besides equipping them with the skills to face the challenges. Students should learn to convert the challenges into opportunities. “Human resource development is important for the country to become a super power,” he said.
Appreciating the contributions of Mr. Maeilanandhan for the welfare of the community, Mr. Krishnaraj Vanavarayar said the SKM Group chairman made the right decisions at the right time that helped him emerge successful in business and community work. Students should take Mr. Maeilanandhan as their role model, he said.
He also asked the parents to inculcate a spirit of patriotism in children so that they become good citizens, who would actively participate in the nation building exercise.
National Commission for Backward Classes Member S.K. Karventhan, Collector V.K. Shanmugam, URC Constructions Private Limited Managing Director C. Devarajan, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan school correspondent L.M. Ramakrishnan, Vellalar Educational Institutions Secretary S.D. Chandrasekar, Erode Hindu Kalvinilayam President K.K. Balusamy, Makkal Chinthanai Peravai President T. Stalin Gunasekaran and members of various organisations spoke.