Robust edu sector vital for state's growth: Ganai

Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Thursday said that robust educational sector was vital for overall growth of the state.

He made the remarks during an extensive tour of various educational institutions in summer capital Srinagar. Interacting with the students, Ganai said government would observe ‘Punctuality Week’ in schools from 1 to 6 April.

The advisor inspected Government Boys Model Higher Secondary School, Shalimaar, Boys Higher Secondary School, Hazaratbal, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Alamgari Bazar, MP Higher Secondary School Srinagar. He interacted with the students and the staff of these schools and urged them to maintain punctuality.

The advisor urged all teachers and officials in the education department to acquaint themselves with the new-age technology. He asked students that they should also focus on exploring the possibilities of launching their start-ups when they complete their studies.

The advisor was briefed about the infrastructural requirement of the schools. He said that a school was a place where children are nurtured for their better future and society as a whole.

He said the schools need to be made a place where the children are willing to go and attend their classes regularly. He said to make the school attractive for students, teachers must maintain a healthy relationship so that the children would feel free to approach them.

The advisor also received feedback from the students about the facilities available in the schools. He said that the children should be provided with the best pursuit in life which will lead them to a more successful and meaningful life.

Director School Education Kashmir, joint director, CEO Srinagar and other DSEK officials accompanied the advisor.