New Delhi, July 25
President Draupadi Murmu, who worked as a teacher decades ago, said on Monday that Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts on education continue to inspire him.
In his acceptance speech in the Central Hall of Parliament, soon after being sworn in as the 15th President of India, he recalled that decades ago, he had the opportunity to work as a teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral School in Rairangpur, Odisha .
“After a few days, we will celebrate Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary. Sri Aurobindo’s thoughts on education continue to inspire me today,” she said.
Aurobindo had proposed that education was nothing but to bring out and nurture latent possibilities.
The President said that he had an active association with educational institutions, served in various capacities as a public representative and then as the Governor of Jharkhand.
“I have closely observed the enthusiasm and self-confidence of the youth of the country. Our revered Atal ji used to say that when the youth of the country progress, they not only make their own destiny, but they also make the country’s destiny. Today we Seeing it come true.
Belonging to Mayurbhanj, one of the most remote and underdeveloped districts of the country, Murmu graduated in arts from Ramadevi Women’s College in Bhubaneswar and served as a junior assistant in the Department of Irrigation and Power in the Government of Odisha.
He also worked as an honorary assistant teacher at Sri Aurobindo Integral School in Rairangpur.