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Government of India
Vice President's Secretariat
14-August-2018 12:42 IST
Children should be made responsible citizens: Vice President

Mother is the first Teacher and Mother Tongue should be the first lesson to a child;

Meets Children from GD Goenka Preschool

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Children should be made responsible citizens. He was interacting with the Children from GD Goenka La'Petite Preschool who came to wish him on the occasion of Independence Day, here today.


The Vice President said that Mother is the first Teacher to a child and they should be taught about Mother, Motherland and Mother tongue. He further said that we should teach them about our traditions and rich cultural heritage. Their education should begin with a good grounding in their mother tongue, he added.


The Vice President advised the teachers to take the responsibility of transforming children into responsible citizens. He further said that Guru plays the most important role in building up the future of our nation by educating children. Technology is also important, but Google can never replace Guru, he added.