Education meet of RSS-affiliated body to be addressed by Modi
| Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 23:56
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an All India Conference of School Principals here on February 12 organised by Vidya Bharti, an organisation affiliated to the RSS.
Addressing the media here, Vidya Bharti's national secretary Shiv Kumar said the main purpose of the conference, being held from February 11 to 14, is to discuss the role of school principals so as to "develop a society wherein children grow up to be ideal citizens on the basis of their grooming in schools".
He said principals of more than 1,300 senior secondary schools of Vidya Bharti will participate in the conference.
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Vidya Bharti's general secretary Lalit Bihari Goswami said the mission of the organisation was to develop a national education system in which the students grow up into patriotic and well-rounded personalities.
He said the young generation should be physically, spiritually and mentally strong so that they can face the toughest of challenges.
Goswami said the young generation should be committed to creating a society free from prejudice, injustice and exploitation.
Vidya Bharti's national joint organising secretary Kashipati said the group runs 12,363 formal schools in the country with a combined strength of 32,06,212 students and 1,35,500 teachers.
He said the organisation also runs 12,001 single-teacher schools and "sanskar kendras in jhuggi bastis and other areas" where 11,143 teachers impart education to 2,45,403 children.