TIRUPATI, MAY 10: ¬†Renowned Scholar, Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao advocated that “Subhapradham”- the summer training programme on ethical values is not only aimed to train the students on dharmic and ethical values embedded in Hindu Sanatana Dharma but also for the good of the entire society which is the need of hour.

Addressing the “Uddeepanotsava” programme for teachers who are taking part in this novel and ambitious programme of TTD which is scheduled to take place from 19-25 of May across the state at Mahati Auditorium on Saturday, Sri Chaganti said, the motto of the programme is to make our children the good citizens of this great country by incorporating human values which is at stake in the society today due to ultra-modernisation of the society.

“Thousands of great leaders sacrificed their lives for the freedom of this great country. It is the first and foremost duty of every student and youth of this country to know about the great sacrifices made by those great souls since we are enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice today”, he added. He asked the teachers who will be training the students for a week to mainly focus on four important subjects of Time management, Patience, Bhakti (devotion)and clarifying doubts raised by the students which is more important.

He complimented TTD for designing this programme and taking up the task of reviving not only the students but the entire society.

Earlier Sri K Bapiraju, Chairman of TTD board said, India is blessed with a huge percentage of youth population. “The entire world is looking at us. So this is the right time to show the world our past glory by providing the students value-based education through programmes like subhapradham”, he added.

Speaking on this occasion EO Sri MG Gopal said TTD has received over 30thousand applications from the students across the state and among them 18thousands have been selected. “We have selected 8th, 9th and 10th standard students for this programme since this is the right age where we can tune them to become good citizens of the country”, he maintained.

Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar said, the programme which was started by TTD in 2012 is gaining popularity year after year. “During the first year about 2000 students took part in this programme which was increased to 5000 during last year and this year we have received tremendous response from the students since about 30thousands applied for this programme”,he asserted.

HDPP Special Officer Sri Raghunath, Former HDPP Secretaries Sri S Laxmanaiah, Sri Chenchu Subbaiah, Dr H S Brahmananda and HDPP official Sri Damodara Naidu later addressed special sessions on various moral subjects of teaching.

The meeting was also attended by 1208 teachers who are taking part in the Subhapradham Training classes from across the state.