Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday underlined the need for reorienting the education system to increase employability of the educated youth.
Speaking at a function held in New Delhi to honour academicians, Sukhbir regretted that the education system was not focusing on vocational education, resulting in producing an army of white-collared unemployed youth.
The event was organised by Syngle Education and Research Society to give away the Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar of Rs 1 lakh each to five outstanding teachers of Punjab at the Siri Fort auditorium, where senior BJP leader LK Advani was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Advani lauded the Mohinder Singh Syngle Education and Research Society for its dedicated work and called upon other NGOs to come forward in the field of education.
The five schoolteachers honoured with the award are Gurpreet Singh (physics), Jaswinder Kumar (chemistry), Vandana Sharma (mathematics), Shakti Kumar (English) and Joginder Kaur (social studies).