Jammu, September 04 (Scoop News) –Ternming the students as future of nation, the Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla today exhorted upon the students to carry forward the glorious tradition of Guru Shiksha Parampara’ to achieve success in their careers and to become proud citizens of this great nation , while asking parents and teachers to put in their sincere and dedicated efforts in shaping the personalities of the children enable them to compete globally in this competitive world.
The Minister was speaking at a function organised to mark Teachers’ Day Function at
Bhalla stressed the need for quality education based on moral values for the overall development of the students. For the purpose, he said that teachers could play a pivotal. He called upon students to respect their teachers for gaining more knowledge for their future development.
Making a mention of the traditional ‘Guru Shiksha Parampara’, the Minister urged the students to carry forward this glorious legacy to achieve success in their careers and to become proud citizens of this great nation.
The Minister said, ‘earlier, the students used to call their teachers ‘Guru’ and now it’s the contemporary ‘Sir’ or ‘Madam’. Nevertheless, the role of teachers has remained the same. They were, are and will continue to be our guiding light, for the students who create conditions conducive for their overall development.
Describing teachers as pillars of nation, the Minister said that they had greater role to play for building the country a strong and prosperous nation. He asked the teachers to impart moral eduction side by side academic education to the students for strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and communal harmony. He said that universalisation of education was top priority of the Coalition Government.
Reiterating the commitment of the present Government in spreading the reach of education at every corner of the State, Bhalla said Government has taken many initiatives in this regard by opening of thousands of new and upgradation of existing schools, especially in remote and far-off areas so that the students could get the education at their doorsteps.
The Minister said that the Coalition Government has launched various initiatives to spread computer literacy and with this aim in mind the Information Technology department has been given fresh thrust. He called upon parents to send their wards to computer institutes for gaining more knowledge in computer education as in present scenario, the computer education was imperative in present day world.
Earlier, the students of various classes presented a colourful cultural items depicting ‘Teachers’ Day which were highly appreciated by the teachers, parents and students.
Later, the Minister also distributed mementos among the teachers and lecturers whose classes fared well in 2009-10 academic session results.
At Amichand Mohalla in Chatha Pind, Bhalla assessed the locals problems and said coalition Government was fully aware of people’s problems and it was making all out efforts to provide all basic amenities at their doorsteps. He said that Government has sanctioned Rs. 67 lakh for construction of lanes and drains besides Rs. 20 lakh for construction of protections wall along a sinking stretch of agricultural land.
Responding to the demand of construction of additional accommodation at
At Peer Baba Rakh Bahu, the Minister asked the R&B authorities to immediately start the up-gradation work on link road and drains, for which Government has earmarked RS. 18 lakh.
Regarding distribution of financial assistance under IAY scheme to those whose houses were damaged due to incessant rains, Bhalla said that instructions were issued to Rural Development Department and Revenue authorities to assess the loss of the affected so that the compensation could be disbursed among them.
At Mirkhari Mohalla in Channi Himmat, the laying of 900 meter water supply pipes in the uncovered areas of the locality was started in the presence of the Minister, for which Rs. 12 lakh has been earmarked.