GUWAHATI, June 10 - Civic education in the democratic society is a must for success of the democratic system, according to former Director General of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay.
Sahay was delivering a lecture on civic education in a democratic society at the Gauhati University UGC-Human Resource Development Centre here recently, according to a press release.
Sahay highlighted several significant aspects of civic education and its relevance in a democratic society. He defined democracy as a type of government formed according to the wishes of the majority of the people for the welfare of all sections of the people.
However, he maintained that the concept of democracy is in fact an all-encompassing one and it cannot be bound in the narrow parameters of a definition.
Sahay elucidated how only civic education and sensitivity can make the people worthy of democracy and laid emphasis on the need to inculcate values like gender sensitivity, egalitarianism, compassion, empathy and scientific temper.
Interacting with the participants from different colleges and universities of different parts of India, Sahay also spoke on the role of the police and the media and opined that both can contribute to the optimum level in establishing a democratic society in the real sense.
In his concluding remarks, the former DGP laid stress on the fact that the citizens should be more concerned about their duties to realise the formation of an egalitarian democratic society. In this respect, he said that the teacher community can play a vital role by inculcating the right attitude and moral values among the students who represent the future of the nation.