The aim of all education should be building of character and not merely injecting of information,” said the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday. “Schools should instil in their students commitment to our core civilizational values such as love for motherland, belief in peaceful co-existence and acceptance of diversity. It should encourage rational thinking and inculcate a scientific temper,” he added.
Speaking in Bengaluru at the 150th anniversary of Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Pranab said the School has carved out a niche for itself through its emphasis on quality. “The alumni of the school have distinguished themselves in various fields and include eminent personalities such as General Thimayya and Dr Raja Ramanna,” he added.
The President congratulated the school for being ranked amongst the three best schools in the country and called upon school authorities, faculty, students and all other stakeholders to aspire to become one of the top three schools in the world.