Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 2: The Minister for Planning and Employment Ajay Sadhotra has said that education is key to overall development of the State.
The Minister was speaking at a function organized by the S.S Higher Secondary School, Marh in connection with 34th Annual day celebration today.
“Our mission is to provide quality education and push forward the country in general and the J&K State in particular in the field of education”, he said while describing education as key to overall development.
The Minister said that today is a competitive age and we should impart quality education to the students so that they are able to compete in the open market. He said that the youth of the State have tremendous talent which need to be channelizing it in to enable them to compete at National and International levels.
He said that education being a vital sector continues to receive the attention of the Government and efforts will be made to make it in true with the present day needs.
He asked the teaching community to fulfil their noble teaching profession with a mission adding that knowledge is the greatest power which only can liberate the society from the web of ignorance and uncertainty.
While expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for giving Tehsil, Sub Division status to Marh block, the Minister said that it was a long pending demand of the people of the area which has now been fulfilled.
The students of the college presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion.
Earlier, the Principal of the Institution highlighted the curricular and other co-curricular activities of the school.
Prominent citizens, teachers, parents and a large number of students were present on the occasion.