Education, discipline and poverty
Oct 24, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Text of the speech by Prof Dayananda Somasundara at the felicitation ceremony held to appreciate 40 years service to the education field by him at Sabaragamuwa University
What is education? Education is anything that develops mentality, character and physical skills. Education is a continuous process. It is the communication of knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another. The word education evolves from the Latin word Educare-Educere, which means bringing out skills from a person. This is what is expected from education.
In our schools most of the mottos symbolise the value of education. Vidya Dadathi Vinayang knowledge creates discipline. Vijja Uppathathan Setta - From all things born, knowledge or education is the greatest. Naththa Panna Sama Abaa - Nothing is equal to the glow of wisdom are some of the mottos we are familiar with, Education is invaluable. Today, all of you are gathered here, as you were able to make use of education for the betterment of your life.