RSS Sarsanghachalak Shri K.S. Sudarshan has stressed the need for imparting education in colleges in mother tongue. He was speaking at the annual convocation of Anand Agriculture University in Gujarat on February 11. He said the annual convocation has a great importance in the life of a student, as it is the moment in the life of the student to get the fruits of his/her hard work. ?Post-graduation for graduates and agriculture scientists for the post-graduates are the further steps for the students here. In fact, there is no limitation for education. We should continue to learn till we breathe our last,? he said.
He said even after 60 years of Independence we continued to follow the Macaulay system of education, which only aimed at making us blind follower of western culture and killed our self-respect. The British tried to destroy our old traditions because they felt them as the greatest danger for the stability of their empire. ?Education is not just the medium of interaction. It is also a medium of carrying forward our ideals and values of life. But the western languages do not have words to properly express these ideals and values. It is possible only in our Indian languages,? he added.
?How is it if the medium of instruction in this university is Gujarati or Hindi? I appeal to the Vice Chancellor and the learned members of the Council to take steps in this regard so that the university could become a leader in this task also and the children of farmers do not need to waste their time and energy on any foreign language. In no developed country of the world like China, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, etc., foreign language is the medium of instruction, he added.
Shri Sudarshan further said the farmers have understood the adverse impact of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on their land but they are still to understand as to why it happens. ?The chemical fertilizers and pesticides have the same impact on the land as the wine adversely affects the body of a human being. The chemical fertilizers have only 5-6 of the 15-16 essential ingredients needed for the development of a plant,? he said further pointing out that a total of 1,86,304 farmers have committed suicide in the country from 1996 to 2006.
?This university has made very good progress in the production of bio-diesel. I felt very happy after seeing the pilot plant. The Vice Chancellor and the scientists need congratulations for it. I wish more attention should be paid on making a plant from the tissue culture of sandalwood so that more trees of sandalwood could be planted. He also appealed to the scientists to think beyond the organic farming and start working on natural farming. ?The fact that should agitate the scientists is that nobody uses any fertilizer or pesticide in the forests and the trees remain green and healthy. Dr Shripad Dabholkar of Kolhapur had started work on it and now after his death Shri Deepak Sachade is working on it in Madhya Pradesh,? he added.
Shri Dilip Sanghani, Agriculture Minister of Gujarat, said the students of the university are provided employment in the university itself after the completion of education. Prof. M.C. Varshney, Vice Chancellor of the university spoke about the new research going on in the university. Governor of Gujarat Shri Naval Kishore was also present on the occasion.