Delhi CM seeks greater focus on moral education in schools

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday sought greater focus on moral education in city schools, saying the society needs "honest and upright" citizens to take the country to greater heights.

Last Updated: Nov 19, 2010, 16:21 PM IST

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Friday sought greater focus on moral education in city schools, saying the society needs "honest and upright" citizens to take
the country to greater heights.

"Moral education is extremely important and I want the
teachers to focus more on this aspect of education. We need
honest and upright people to take the country forward," she
said addressing an award function.

Noting that Government has been putting "sincere"
efforts to improve educational infrastructure in the last 10
years, she said aspects like moral education and personality
development should be given top priority by the teachers.

"From pass percentage of 36 in board exams a few
years back, we have been able to achieve success rate of 87
per

cent. I am confident that soon it will go up to 100 per cent,"
she said.

While presenting Indira Awards 2010 to best schools,
best teachers and students, she paid rich tributes to Indira
Gandhi on her 93nd birth anniversary.

Complimenting the education department, Dikshit said
government schools have outshone public schools in Delhi in
respect of results and overall growth of students.
She also exhorted citizens and students to imbibe
civic sense to ensure proper cleanliness in the city.
Dikshit presented `Best School Chief Minister`s
trophy` to SCSDG Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Rohini. Eleven district
level schools were presented Education Minister`s trophy.

PTI