Focus on studies, realise your responsibilities: HRD minister Javadekar to students
Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar has written to students, who have joined government-run higher educational institutions this year across the country, asking them to focus on academics and develop “a sense of social obligation” towards people, especially the poor, who have “subsidised” their education by paying taxes. The new session in most of the higher educational institutions, some of which are funded by the central government and where the tuition fee is highly subsidised, started in July-August. While you continue your study at least cost, please remember those who have actually paid for your education and your responsibility for their well-being when you come out the institution. I am expecting you to develop a sense of social obligation for the society at large, who have great hopes from you as you study here,” he said in the letter dated August 21. He also urged the “millennium’s new voters” to focus on the work inside the campuses as they would be “deciding the fate of this country in ways more than one”.