ANDHRA PRADESH

`Impart moral values too'

Private educational institutions need to concentrate on social service also in addition to churning out students with good moral values, the Minister for Health, Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, told members of the A.P. Tutorial and Convents' Association on Sunday.

While preparing students for intense competition, they should be told about values of life, he opined.

The Chairman, Vignan Educational Institutions, Lavu Rattaiah, said that teaching in colleges should take into consideration the latest technological advancement to ensure a good future for students. The former MLA, Makineni Peda Rattaiah, wanted each group of educational institution to adopt one village to cater to all its educational needs.

The Rural Water Supply Executive Engineer, R. Venkateswara Rao, has underlined the need for efficiency among the civil engineering fraternity if the country were to be among the developed nations by 2020 with all basic amenities at the disposal of its citizens.

Addressing a seminar on `Advances in concrete technology, rehabilitation of structures' in R.V.R. and J.C. College last week, he said that the life span of many old structures was being enhanced with the help of computerised design and using proper grading system in concreting.

Coordination between field-level experts and academicians was essential so that students benefited from the experience. "By the time they complete their course, the industry will be in a position to absorb them directly,'' he observed.

Privatisation, globalisation of markets and computerisation had opened up job avenues for civil engineering students, said professor in J.R. Siddhartha Engineering College, R.K.R. Prasad.

Every citizen should contribute his\her bit in curbing the menace of corruption, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, V. Venkata Siddha Reddy, has said.

Participating in the annual day celebrations of Bhashyam Educational Institutions on Monday, he opined that desires were leading to all kinds of evils being witnessed today.

Cine actor, Sumanth, advised students to pursue any course with a concrete plan so that they could reach the zenith in their chosen field. Choosing the course that matched their aptitude was crucial, he added.

By Ramesh Susarla in Guntur