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On Teachers Day, Dr Farooq lauds teachers for their efforts

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament Dr. Farooq Abdullah in his message on Teachers Day said that societies all around the world are indebted to teachers, who not only impart academic knowledge but also share ethical values, and imbibe morality that shapes a student’s future and through him a nation’s.

He said that teachers merit our utmost gratitude and respect, the students in particular and society in general should be deferential towards teachers every time, he said while expressing gratitude to all the teachers for their efforts towards nation building.

“Sher-e-Kashmir started his career as a teacher, at the outset his teaching was confined to class room, but eventually he took it upon himself to change the fate of the entire wretched, poor, illiterate populace of J&K.  Education remained on the top of his priority list. One of the foremost decisions that he took soon after the dismantling of autocratic rule was to set up a university. It was his passion for education that enabled the setting up of J&K University, which was later bifurcated into Jammu and Kashmir universities with their campuses in Jammu and Kashmir respectively. He also took sleuth of other drastic measures to increase the literacy rate in J&K. Free and Gender neutral education; Adult schools were few among the sleuth of measures taken by him that went a long way in furthering the cause of education in J&K,” he said in a statement issued today.

He also lauded the teachers for going beyond their call of duty to impart education to students through online classes during the prevailing pandemic situation.  He however expressed concern over the plight of teachers in the private education sector, saying that the teachers working in the private sector have been at the receiving end due to the unbroken clampdown and subsequent prevailing lockdown.

“I express gratitude to all teachers in public as well as private sector, lower and higher education for their efforts towards ensuring quality education through online classes during the ongoing COVID-19 crises,” he said.

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