Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah attended the 6th Convocation of the Indian Institute of Teacher Training (IITE) as the Chief Guest in Gandhinagar, Gujarat today. Many dignitaries including the Governor of Gujarat and Chancellor of IITE Shri Acharya Devvrat were present on this occasion.
In his address, Shri Amit Shah said that The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Minister said that only Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi can think of making Teachers’ Education University. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has envisioned not only IITE but also Raksha Shakti University, Forensic Science University, Yoga University and Child University. He said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has holistically considered about meeting the needs of all regions of the country through education. Shri Shah said that the whole world thought of making doctors, engineers, management experts and scientists for education, but Shri Modi has thought of making a professional teacher a complete teacher, a dedicated teacher and IITE was started. Many new experiments are visible in the new education policy made under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said that this education policy is such an unparalleled education policy incorporating new dimensions of modern education along with the ancient education tradition, which is going to make our students the best in the world and take them to the forefront. He said that it is the responsibility of the students getting graduated today that they must study the new education policy.
Shri Amit Shah said that today Gujarat has the world’s first Forensic Science University and 134 other universities have joined this university. He said that today this Forensic Science University has emerged as the biggest Indian jewel in the world and many countries of the world are accepting the concept of such a university. Shri Shah said that while the world will probably take more time to understand the concept of Child University, Gujarat has already started it fifteen years ago.
The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Minister said that today 2927 boys and girls are graduating from IITE in eight different courses. It is a matter of pride that the number of girls in this is 2000. Also, out of 7 gold medalists, 6 are girls. He said that the country whose women are educated does not have to make any effort to educate that country because the first teacher of the child is the mother. Shri Shah extended best wishes to all the graduating students for their bright future.
Shri Amit Shah said that the aim of this Indian Teacher Training Institute is to create a holistic philosophy by integrating eastern and western philosophies. He said that according to our Vedas, good thoughts should be accepted from everywhere. This institute is also an institute combining Indian ancient education philosophy and modern education. Shri Shah said that if a philosophy does not change with time, it becomes out of date. It is very important to combine the ancient with the modern dimensions. He said that considering the changes in the field of knowledge and science, thinking should be done for the entire education system and IITE has done this and through this IITE will make a big difference in education.
The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has laid the foundation for making India great for the youth and teenagers of this country. He said that those passing out from here today will spend their full time in making the concept of new education policy successful and will become teachers who prepare children and youth to create a great India. These children will make India the best in the world. Shri Shah said that today everything is available with modern technologies, Google and artificial intelligence, but a teacher only can make a child a good citizen and taught him about humanity and patriotism.
The Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Minister said that the students getting graduated from here today may adopt a different profession but their soul will remain the soul of the teacher. He said that in our Indian culture, the word “Guru” has been used for the teacher, in which “Gu” means “darkness” and “Ru” means “light”, that is, the one who leads from darkness towards light is called Guru. It is the responsibility of the Guru to flourish the child with the light of knowledge and build the future of the whole country. Shri Shah said that the purpose of education is not to get marks by cramming and writing answers to questions from books but to lead the life of the child on the right path and in this the teacher has to guide the child and show the way. He said that it is the job of the Guru to identify the abilities and interests of the child and guide him in the right direction.
Shri Amit Shah said that in our country Guru is considered greater than God. He said that teaching should never be taken as a profession and education is religion and duty for the teacher so that he can take himself and the student’s life forward and bring them to the right path. Shri Shah said that if the treasure of knowledge of the whole world is stored at one place, then it is in our Upanishad, Vedas and culture. If you study it once, then there will be no problem in life. He said that it is our responsibility to preserve every language of India as there is a treasure of our culture, history, literature and grammar inside it. He added that with the understanding of true meaning of the description of the life of a human being, a teacher and a good citizen in the Taitriya Upanishad, the students graduating today will be able to pave down the righteous path for their lives and this will become the reason for providing good education. We have to strengthen our languages and for this the students getting graduated today have to take the resolution that children have to be taught in their mother tongue. The child who thinks in his mother tongue is the best analyst, his reasoning power also increases and his decision making ability becomes much better. His connection with his culture, history and his country is strengthened.