Make it mandatory for students to do social service for being conferred degrees: Naidu

BENGALURU: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday suggested that educational institutions make it mandatory for students to undertake social service or service in armed forces or voluntary organisations like NSS, Scouts & Guides for being conferred with degrees.

Participating in social service or enrolling in such services would help them inculcate the feeling of oneness, nationalism and social consciousness, he said.

He suggested the educational institutions incorporate moral science classes in schools.

Speaking at the valedictory of the birth centenary celebrations of former legislator and former Scouts and Guidesnational commissioner V P Deenadayalu Naidu, he urged students to draw inspiration from the ‘visionary leader’.

Deenadayalu Naidu was a freedom fighter, former mayor of Bengaluru, a legislator, who later became the national commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guidesfrom 1992 to 1995.

Lauding the Scouts and Guides for their role in shaping aforce of disciplined and self-reliant youth, Naidu said “Living for the society and share and care is at the core of Indian philosophy.

The Scouting movement inculcates suchhabits.

That’s why I want to suggest to various Governments that Bharat Scouts movement or NCC or airwing, navy or NSS, one of the courses must be made compulsory for anybody to get a degree.

You need a disciplined society, you need social consciousness in society. You need people who can think above caste, creed, sex and religion,” he said. (AGENCIES)