BENGALURU: The second edition of Public TV’s ‘Vidhya Mandir’ education expo, for those looking to take up postgraduate studies, drew huge crowds of students and parents over the weekend. The two-day event was held at the Government High School Grounds in Malleswaram in association with Ad6 agency.
Malleswaram MLA and former minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan participated in the valedictory ceremony of ‘Vidhya Mandira’ on Sunday and honoured the educational institutions which participated in the expo by giving mementoes to the representatives, including Ad6 agency. He also distributed prizes for the winners of the various competitions and encouraged the students.
Ashwath Narayan, while appreciating the expo, said Public TV organised a good programme. “All educational institutions should provide quality education. Our Malleswaram constituency is known for quality education in India. The ‘Vidhya Mandira’ programme was organised here meaningfully”, he said.
“We are in the 21st century which is a knowledge-based century, knowledge-based economy. Knowledge plays a very important role. Therefore, it is not just education, we need quality education and all of us should come together in this effort”, he added.
“Institutions are mainly students, and their effort is also very important. The first National Education Policy (NEP) was implemented in 1968, subsequently, the third national education policy was rolled out in 2020. There are few challenges before us. The way education is provided will completely change. We need to align with the entire globe since it is a globalised world. We need to compete with the entire globe, we cannot live in isolation. Quality education and parent blessings are our property. There should be equality in the nation, the standard of living should improved, and sustainable livelihood should be promoted”, Ashwath Narayan added.
Concluding his speech, Ashwath Narayan said there is a need to strengthen the country and it can happen only through education. “The problems being faced by society should be resolved. It happens only through quality education from the day a person is born”, he noted.
Public TV’s Vidhya Mandira educational fair was attended by thousands of people over the last two days. Various competitions including pick-and-speak, debate competition and other sports were organised for the students who participated in the programme.
A large number of students and parents participated in the mega post-graduation expo and received the information about colleges and PG courses available on the first day. On the second day, huge crowd continued to throng the venue from 9 am itself.
Students opined that the expo was very useful with so many colleges under one roof. “Public TV has provided a good platform for the educational future of students like us”, they felt.
Public TV’s CEO Arun Kumar, COO Harish Kumar and the staff of the organisation were present on the occasion.