Development and good governance only ways ahead: Narendra Modi1 min read . Updated: 25 Dec 2014, 03:30 PM IST
The whole world is looking at us but we are not ready, the Prime Minister said
New Delhi: A day after Madan Mohan Malviya, founder of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), was awarded the Bharat Ratna, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the university on Thursday to mark the Union government’s Good Governance Day initiative.
In an address at the university, Modi highlighted the need for good teachers and the potential of India’s young population.
“We are a country which has such a great youth power. The whole world needs good teachers. If you ask the richest of the families with all the fortunes what is the one thing they need, they will say good teachers for their children. Ask your driver and he will tell you the same," Modi said.
“There is hardly anyone who wants to be a teacher. People want to become something else but they end up being a teacher. We need to think how do we create an environment where a student in 10th grade aspires to become a teacher... Can we start a course for teachers after 12th?" he added.
In his speech Modi also said development and good governance would steer the country forward.
BHU is located in the Hindu holy town of Varanasi, which is also the Lok Sabha constituency from where Modi was elected in May. He visited his constituency on Thursday as part of the nation-wide “Sushasan Diwas" (Good Governance Day) celebrations being held by the government.
“I can tell you with my experience of six months that the whole world is looking at us but we are not ready. We have to be ready," Modi said.