JAMMU, May 16: Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta today said that schools are revered as a sacred place in the society in view of their role in shaping the future of the nation and it must be our prime concern to impart quality education to students besides promoting ethical values among them.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking during a function organized by a private school here at Sainik Colony.
Addressing the gathering, Kavinder Gupta said that the educational institutions across the state are doing a commendable job in spreading light of education and preparing students to become leaders of tomorrow.
He further said that it is important to inculcate values, ethics and responsibility towards community among the younger generation. He exhorted upon the school management to make sure that the institution serves as a vibrant centre of excellence.
He lauded the role of private sector in the field of education and acknowledges their contribution in improving literacy rate in the state.
He stated that role of teacher and parent is vital for shaping the personality of the student.
Kavinder Gupta also stressed on promotion of regional language and called for collective effort to promote the Dogri language on world stage.
Deputy Chief Minister congratulated school administration for creating wonderful environment of education for the students. Meanwhile, the students presented a colourful cultural programme on the occasion.
Later, the Deputy Chief Minister along with other dignitaries distributed TABs among the students as per standard of curriculum of International Schooling.
Among others, representatives from British International Academy Kenneth Loronezi Friis and John Hart, Coordinator General Sanjana Katoch, Chairperson Geeta Sharma, Academic Coordinator Pratibha Sopori besides parents and students attended the function.