Teachers Contribution Immense Amid Heavy Odds: Advisor

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SRINAGAR — Advisors to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and K Vijay Kumar on Saturday launched Super-50—free coaching for various professional and competitive courses at  Pratap Higher Secondary School, Srinagar.

Addressing a gathering of students, academics and faculty members, Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai said that students are the greatest beneficiaries of such prestigious programmes.  He said that there was no substitute to hardwork and the students should be focused in their endeavors. He told the students that challenges would keep getting bigger as they grow. Hence, they should be willing to give their best.

 Recalling some of the former ace bureaucrats, including Shushma Choudhary, Muhammad Shafi Pandit, Dr SS Baloria and others, for their immense contribution in the development of the State, Ganai said that these pioneering officers have left an indelible mark on the civil services— and contributed tremendously on the policy making and developmental scenario of the State.

He told students that their success reflected the efforts made by them and failures did not deter them nor did they rest on their laurels.

 “Students need to come out of their comfort zone to be able to have a dream career,” Ganai said—urging students to improve on their previous performance as building a dream career depended on excelling at each and every stage.

The Advisor said Schools and Colleges can play a vital role in transforming the educational scenario of the State. He said that Governor’s administration was focused and aimed to give a renewed push to the “mission on delivering governance” to bring Jammu and Kashmir back on course.

 Advisor to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, who was guest of honor on the occasion, in his speech, said that teachers were braving all odds and delivering positively for the development of the State’s educational scenario.

 “Despite all odds, on the ground, weather, the situation, law and order around you, teaching fraternity is going ahead braving all odds,” he said. 

He told aspirants to look upto their teachers—who are into the noble profession—who aren’t only into a job but building the bricks and laying the foundation of strong structure in the form of the bright students.

“You can excel in every filed—only if you want, only if you the will, only if you remain focused and determined,” he said.

The Advisors were flanked by Director, National Institute of Technology, (NIT), Srinagar, Dr Rakesh Sehgal, Vice-Chancellor, Cluster University of Kashmir, Shiekh Javed.

Later Ganai along with the officials inaugurated and visited various Career Counseling stations at the Career Counseling Mela. The stations were set up by various departments including Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission, J&K Bank, EDI, ITI among others.

 Earlier, Director, Directorate of School Education, Kashmir (DSEK) said, that these programmes have been started for the engagement of youth DSEK—saying the main motivation behind such initiative in 2015 was that the students of Kashmir have little opportunities for their career building due to the prevailing circumstances.

He said that this initiative has provided students a level playing field to compete with the students outside the valley to crack different prestigious professional entrance examinations. He said that the programme benefited the meritorious students especially who belong to Economically Weaker Section & those who reside in the far-off places.

 He informed that every district has been given a centre (13 Centres in Kashmir Division) and 100 students (50 for Medical & 50 for Engineering) are selected for each district by way of Screening Test conducted in all district headquarters. The services of best and experienced tutors from the department are made available for the selected students.

One centre at GHSS Kothibagh is kept for the students where an expert faculty is made available for them besides the guest lectures from the IAS KAS toppers and other experts.

Advisor Emphasizes On Improving Quality Of Education 

  The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid A Ganai, Saturday emphasized on improving quality of education and capacity building among staff besides induction of new courses to make students competition worthy.

He said this while addressing a large gathering comprising of students and college staff during a prize distribution function of Second Sports Festival organized by cluster University and conducted by Government College for Women M A Road Srinagar at Women’s College M A Road here.

Ganai who was chief guest on the occasion said that the colleges here particularly Women’s College M A Road has played stellar role in education among women and poorer sections thus empowering girls besides improving the literacy rate which otherwise was dismally low a few decades earlier and has this way set examples emulated by all.

Assuring the heads of higher educational institution of possible help from government, the Advisor said that the government is keen and committed to support higher education in the State to improve quality of education.

He said, “I assure the principals of the educational institutions present here that they government is ever ready to support the institutions to improve quality of teaching and learning, which will in turn help in improving learning out comes”.

Stressing girl students to strive and carve niche for themselves he told them that there are no heights that girls cannot scale and the future is theirs and they will have to play vital role in bringing peace in the state.

“Study hard, concentrate on studies, try and develop other competencies and not rest till you achieve your goal,” Ganai advised the students.

Later the Advisor distributed trophies and medallions among winners and runner-ups of games played by male and female teams during the ongoing tournaments.

The other guests who were present on the occasion included Vice Chancellor Cluster University Prof. Sheikh Javed, Registrar, Assistant Registrar, Deans’ and Principals of constituent colleges. 

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