Subramanian Swamy appeals teachers, students for adopting ancient 'gurukula'

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday appealed to the teachers to adopt ancient system of 'gurukula' and asked male students not to accept dowry.

PTI| Updated: Apr 24, 2016, 00:01 AM IST

Jalandhar: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday appealed to the teachers to adopt ancient system of 'gurukula' and asked male students not to accept dowry.

"Today we are at such a crucial juncture from where we want to see India as a developed country," said the former union minister who was addressing students at a private university function in Jalandhar today.

"Students will play a pivotal role in shaping the country as a developed one. We all have to build a united and conscious India. You must accept the challenges and learn to face them before they are solved," said Swamy.

"Men must also make efforts for women empowerment and bypass all kinds of partitioning talks. Male students must also resolve to not accept dowry in any form in their life," he said.

"While adopting the ancient gurukula system, the students should not only be given projects but also encouraged to participate in such interactive activities which enhance their thinking capabilities and problem solving abilities," said the former union minister.