Guwahati, Apr 10 (PTI) Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi today urged the schools in the state to create an “intellectually imbued” society for students.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of silver jubilee celebrations of Maharishi Vidya Mandir (MVM) Senior Secondary School here, the Governor said, “I feel the main purpose of education is to produce good, productive and conscientious citizens. I urge upon the teachers to use their noble vocation to churn out good and conscientious citizens.” Referring to Aristotle, who once said that a civilised society is one where good people become good citizens, Mukhi every generation is expected to make the society better for its children.

“Today’s students are very likely to become leaders in their chosen walks of life tomorrow,” he said.

Appreciating the contribution of MVM, the governor said the school, in the past 25 years, supported its students by providing them equal opportunities and challenges.

Mukhi congratulated the faculty members on this occasion and said, “Teachers play a pivotal role in shaping the minds of students in their formative years.” The governor also lauded the founder of Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, for promoting transcendental meditation among young people.

“Transcendental meditation is a scientifically proved technique, which when practiced, helps an individual to realise his/her full potential,” he added.

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