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Is it worth pursuing Liberal Arts?

5th September was Teacher's Day. And I salute all the teachers who have contributed to making me what I am today. A teacher's place in our social system is irreplaceable and indispensable. They are the carriers of knowledge and agents who sow the seeds of ideas in the minds of students. To all my teachers throughout school, graduation and post-graduation, I extend my deep and warm wishes on this occasion for giving me the freedom to cultivate my own thought process and build an identity of my own.

I happened to attend a seminar on the topic 'Liberal Arts Education: Relevance, Employability and Pedagogy'. As a result, I chanced upon the wonderful opportunity to meet and hear Professor Lord BhikhuParekh, an eminent Political Philosopher, former Vice-Chancellor MSU, member of the House of Lords in UK and someone who has had the distinction of teaching at Harvard and London School of Economics. I must admit that it was a pure delight to hear him. Along with that I was remin…