JAMMU: Terming the educational institutions as temples of learning and wisdom, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan today said educational institutions inculcate values, ethos and discipline in children who ultimately play their part in nation building.
The Advisor made these remarks here, while addressing award presentation ceremony-cum-cultural carnival of Maharaja Hari Singh Agricultural Collegiate (MHAC) School, Nagbani.
Advisor Khan said that educational institutions perform a great role in forming value system of an individual during his or her early stages of development.
The Advisor highlighted that due to healthy competition among various schools, both in government and private sector, people are being benefited in general and student community in particular.
“The level of education seekers and education providers has reached at a greater level due to the healthy competition. This has ultimately benefited people in general and student community in particular ,” Advisor Khan told the gathering.
The Advisor acknowledged the contribution of the founders of MHAC School for establishing the institution for the welfare of poor children of Jammu region, who are provided education and are also being looked after.
“I appreciate the school management for rendering valuable services to the people of Jammu & Kashmir by providing quality education to the youth and enabling them to make successful careers in various walks of life” he said. He complimented students for exhibiting excellent talent through cultural items presented at the function.
Earlier, the Advisor paid floral tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh and also inspected exhibition venue, which showcased different forms of art created by waste materials.
On the occasion, Principal MHAC School, Sween Puri presented the annual report highlighting various activities of the school during current academic year.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Tahir Firdous, Local Managing Committee members, parents, school children and local Panchs and Sarpanchs were also present on the occasion.
Mission Director, National Health Mission, Bhupinder Kumar presented an overview of the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in J&K, while seeking cooperation from all quarters. He said that government is looking forward to engage Panchyati Raj Institutions, Non Governmental Organizations, local bodies in health promotional activities.
He also said that TB control requirements have been integrated into the four strategic pillars of “Find- Treat-Prevent-Build” and everyone is expected to play his part in eliminating this menace that kills more than 4 lakh persons every year in India.
During the programme, Continued Medical Education on RNTCP updates was also held, in which experts from Central TB Division, Delhi State, and State of Telangana, shared their experiences.
Others who were present at the launching ceremony included Director Health Services Jammu, Renu Sharma; Director Indian System of Medicine J&K Mohan Singh; Director Family Welfare J&K Arun Sharma; Deputy Director General Central TB Division, K S Sachdeva; Principal Government Medical College Jammu Sunanda Raina; Mission Director, National Health Mission, Telangana, Yogita Rana; State Tuberculosis Officer, Delhi, Ashwini Khanna and Medical Superintendents, Chief Medical Officers and other Tuberculosis Officers.