Education essential to groom children as responsible citizens: Zulfkar

Dignitaries watch children presenting cultural item at KB Public HSS in Jammu.
Dignitaries watch children presenting cultural item at KB Public HSS in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 27: Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs and Tribal Affairs Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today said that education plays an essential role in moulding children into independent responsible adults.
“Constructive time spend by children in schools helps them achieve their goals and ambitions”, maintained the Minister.
The Minister was speaking during annual day function of K B Public Higher Secondary School in presence of MLC Firdous Ahmed Tak and former Vice Chancellor BGSB University Masood Chowdhary.
He said that providing quality education to the students should be the main focus of the school, but moral and spiritual guidance is also important for their overall development.
Management, faculty and staff members of the school, social activists, parents and students were present on the occasion.
The Minister while lauding the efforts of the school management said that this institute is imparting quality and value based education among students which helps them to excel in academics besides providing world class professional experience to make the students as global leaders.
Describing education as back bone of the Nation, the Minister said the teachers have prime responsibility in transforming the students into responsible citizens and make them real assets for the State and the country. However, he said the role of parents is equally crucial for the overall personality development of the children.
He said that private sector is doing excellent work in the field of education and government acknowledges their contribution in improving   literacy rate in the state.
On the occasion, Firdous Ahmed Tak announced Rs 3 lakh for the up- gradation of school infrastructure from his Constituency Development Fund.
Earlier, Principal of the School, in his welcome address highlighted the achievements of the school and the steps initiated to further improve its educational setup.
On the occasion, the students presented a colorful cultural programme based on national integration, communal harmony and social evils.
Minister also distributed prizes of various categories among the students.


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