Education to all children challenge for Govt: Vohra

Excelsior Correspondent

An artiest performing during a function organised by Women's Welfare Trust at Srinagar on Sunday.
An artiest performing during a function organised by Women's Welfare Trust at Srinagar on Sunday.

SRINAGAR, June 10: Governor N. N. Vohra, today emphasized the crucial importance of ensuring education to the girl child and lauded the Women’s Welfare Trust, Srinagar, for taking bold initiatives decades ago for the promotion of women’s education in the Kashmir Valley.
The Governor, as chief guest, was addressing a fund raising function organized by the Women’s Welfare Trust, Srinagar at SKICC here last evening, with a view to raise resources for effectively reviving the two schools run by the Trust in Srinagar to impart education to the girls, particularly those belonging to the under-privileged sections of society.
Usha Vohra, First Lady, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for Tourism and Culture, Shabir Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Power, Khemlata Wakhloo, Chairperson, State Social Welfare Board, Dr. Girija Dhar, President, Women’s Welfare Trust, Srinagar, Mehmooda Ali Shah, eminent pioneering educationist of the State, Vijay Dhar, intellectuals, writers, academicians, prominent citizens, functionaries and Members of the Women’s Welfare Trust and school children were present on the occasion.
The Governor observed that it is an important challenge for the Government to ensure that all children, particularly those belonging to the less-privileged segments of society, receive education. He called upon one and all to contribute towards supplementing the efforts made by the Government and social and voluntary organizations for securing this vital objective. He lauded the Women’s Welfare Trust for carrying put this noble task for the past more than eight decades and complimented Dr. Girija Dhar and her valued colleagues for their commitment towards the promotion of education of the girl child by reviving and running Vasanta Girls High School and Kashyapa Girls High School in Srinagar, both of which had been set up by the Trust. He assured Dr. Dhar of continuing strong support for carrying out activities of the Trust.
A dance presentation titled “Kashmir, Kashmiris and Kashmiriyat” was made on the occasion by Rama Vaidyanathan, a well known Bharatnatyam dancer. The three part dance presentation was based on Lal Ded’s mystical poetic verses and a selection of contemporary poetry on Kashmir by Meera Khanna, a writer and social activist. The presentation was choreographed by Rama Vaidyanathan herself, while the verses in English were narrated by Meera Khanna.
The Governor and the Lady Governor interacted with Rama Vaidyanathan and congratulated her for her superb dance performance. They also felicitated Vaidyanathan and all the accompanying artists by presenting them mementos on this occasion.