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The Jaatiya Sahitya Parishad is organizing an education symposium on Mana Chaduvulu,
a book on education analysis written by noted journalist and Andhra Bhoomi Editor
M V R Sastry. Initially this work of his was published in 14 parts in Andhra Bhoomi,
and was then compiled and brought out as a book that won him much acclaim.
The book discusses our past education system and the current trends. It discusses the history when students were chanting the Vedas and learning the shastras and were able to understand the concepts of life and society fully. Later when the British invaded India and imposed English, we tried but failed to understand the subject in depth, argues Shastry. We never protested against the system, fearing punishment.
And now, even with English a part of our life, we still fail to understand it well, and students study the subject only for the namesake, Shastry opines. Unless the subjects are understood fully, there is no meaning in reading them. The practice should change. The language that pupils can understand better should be the medium of instruction, and the system should stop rubbing the English language forcibly upon them. And if all languages are to be learnt or studied then one has to do it wholeheartedly, and never do an abrupt job.
The well-known spiritual guru and scholar from Bhimunipatnam, Sadguru Sivananda
Murthy, the Editor of Supatha (a philosophical and sociological magazine),
will preside over the symposium, and will lecture on Bhasha Vidya and Vidhya
Vidhana Visleshana along with Pramila Devi, the Principal of the Koti Women's
Please contact K Venkat Reddy at 701-7207 for further details.