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“Teachers have responsibility to mould youth into leaders”

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There is persistent need to update knowledge: educationist

MAKING STRIDES:Racheal Jebaraj, former Principal and Secretary St.Christophers College of Education, Chennai, handing over degree certificate to a student during graduation day of Annammal College of Education for Women in Tuticorin on Sunday.— Photo: N. Rajesh
MAKING STRIDES:Racheal Jebaraj, former Principal and Secretary St.Christophers College of Education, Chennai, handing over degree certificate to a student during graduation day of Annammal College of Education for Women in Tuticorin on Sunday.— Photo: N. Rajesh

“Teaching is a noble profession with a great degree of responsibility for moulding the young generation into successful entrepreneurs and world leaders,” Rachel Jebaraj, former Principal and Secretary, St. Christophers College of Education, Chennai, has said.

While delivering the 51st graduation day address at Annammal College of Education for Women here on Sunday, she said mere act of awarding degrees in the academic curriculum would not be enough, as there is a persistent need to update knowledge and emerge tech- savvy.

While countries like Europe and China had been facing an increasingly aging population, India was bestowed with youth power, she said. The youth population in India as per 2011 census was 430 million, which was up from the census figure of 353 million in 2001.

As per the current projection, there would be a steady increase in the youth population to 464 million by 2021. She said India would become the world’s youngest country with 64 percent of its population in the working age group. Degrees were conferred on 148 graduates including 26 postgraduates.

Honoured

A.Fiby Raj, Principal, presented the annual report on the occasion. J. Arockia Mary Jarina and A. Rasul Fatima, toppers of B. Ed and V. Kathirvel Rajeswari, C. Elavarasi and S. Sornakala, who topped in M. Ed programme, were honoured with gold coins.

D. Ganesan, college Secretary, S. Selvaraj, advisor and C. Kalirajan, Managing Committee Member, were present.

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