Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu expressed his gratitude and debt to the “ gurus ” (teachers), including veteran BJP leader LK Advani, who shaped his outlook and his life at different stages of his long journey , on the occasion of Guru Purnima who falls on Sunday.
“Writing on Facebook, Naidu recalled the mentorship and advice received from 57” gurus “, including the late Shri Tenneti Viswanatham, a freedom fighter and prominent politician at the start of his political life, and Shri Advani later,” said a press release from the vice president. Secretariat, said.
Mr. Naidu, who lost his mother at the age of fifteen months, described his grandparents as his first “ gurus ” and named 55 other teachers who influenced him during school days, college and university.
The Vice President paid laudatory tribute to the role of “ Guru ” in the holistic development of “ shishyas ”, including character building in the Indian tradition of “ Guru-Shishya Parampara ”, M. Naidu urged teachers to provide education with a personal touch in the current age of technology.
He stressed that teachers have an important role to play in building the nation by training well-rounded individuals, imbued with the right kind of values and perspectives.
The Vice President stressed that the Internet can never replace the “guru”.
He said: “The Internet can provide you with a world of information, but a single teacher can instill the power to analyze and assess skills that are considered higher order skills, which help navigate moments. Only the guru can instill values, human thinking, compassion and discipline among the disciples and shows the right way. “
Mr. Naidu reverently recalled the inspiring saga of the Guru-Shishya relationship between Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, who had different perspectives to start with and how, in due time, Vivekananda came to attribute each piece of his being to the Guru