Education should focus on building human values, knowledge, social consciousness to help young minds shape their future life, nation’s destiny: LG
Attends Founder's Day celebration of Devki Arya Putri Pathshala Srinagar
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today attended the Founder’s Day celebration of Devki Arya Putri Pathshala Srinagar at Tagore Hall here, an official press release informed.
It said in his address, the LG lauded the school for its immense contribution in providing quality education to girls from poor sections of the society since its establishment in 1910.
“Strength of the nation is determined by knowledge, culture and values. Educational institutions should focus on building human values, knowledge, social consciousness to enable the young minds to shape their future life and destiny of the nation,” the LG said.
“Ancient India was the centre of learning. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the time has come to reclaim the position of ‘Vishwa Guru’,” he said.
“Learning in schools should foster educational excellence, equal access to build knowledge in society and prepare students for global competitiveness,” he added.
At the Founder’s Day celebration, the LG commended the role of Veena Chandhok, chairperson of Devki Arya Putri Pathshala, principal and teachers in guiding the growth of the century-old educational institution.
Society should also come forward and contribute to such virtuous endeavours and create a suitable environment for students to develop their full potential, talents, and achieve their life goals, he said.
Veena Chandhok shared the journey and achievements of the school over the past 112 years.
Performance by Santoor maestro Abhay Sopori was one of the key highlights of the event besides the soulful prayers and display of martial arts by the school students.
Yusra Mushtaq, principal DAPP, teachers, parents, guardians and students were present.