Azim Premji speaks at RSS programmes, includes a disclaimer
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The News Minute | April 6, 2015 | 12:13 p.m. IST Attending a programme organised by one of the wings of the RSS, Wipro founder Azim Premji said that speaking from the forum did not automatically imply agreement with the views of the RSS. Premji was attending a programme organised by Rashtriya Sewa Bharati on primary education and shared the dais with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat which was reportedly attended by around 500 NGOs affiliated to the RSS.Â At the event, which was also attended by Subhash Chandra of Zee and GMR group Chairman GM Rao, Premji was quoted in aÂ report by the Economic TimesÂ as saying: â€śFirstly, I am not a political person. I am, however, deeply interested in and concerned about my countryâ€ť. He reportedly added that he was honoured to have been invited to the gathering, saying that after having met Mohan Bhagwat â€śI realised how many people like you all over India were dedicating their lives to the genuine upliftment of our country, with deep commitment to their workâ€ť. Â He also added that all those who were working for a better India should come together, reportedly adding: â€śAnd if there are differences of views or divergence of ideas they can only be resolved through discussion and dialogueâ€ť. The Wipro chairman also reportedly talked of a revamp of the public education system which needed a more holistic approach after focusing on learning by rote. He also spoke of the need of motivating teachers and also ensuring that children got basic nutrition at schools. â€śPublic education is foundational to democracy. It helps break down social and economic inequalities and helps build an egalitarian, inclusive societyâ€ť, he said. Premji also touched upon his vision for the country which would be â€śequitable, humane and sustainableâ€ť.Â Elaborating he said that â€śSuch an India must be not only economically strong to be able to provide to all its citizens with shelter, nutrition, access to basic health and educationâ€ť, also saying that it should be able to treat all living entities equally, with care and compassion. Read more at:At Sangh do, Wipro Chairman Azim Premji calls for a concerted effort to improve Indiaâ€™s education system
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