Gold medals presented to 104 meritorious students
SRINAGAR: Pleading for insulating education from disturbances, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Thursday said disrupting academics for serving political interests is like pushing the society into perpetual darkness.
“Education is not merely about employment, it takes an individual on the path of knowledge and emancipation and it has to be made disturbances-neutral,” the Minister said while addressing an impressive function at SKICC here this morning organized by J&K State Board of School Education (JKBOSE) to felicitate the meritorious students of Class 12th and 10th.
As many as 104 meritorious students from across the state who topped the Classes 10th and 12th examination between 2011 and 2016 were presented gold medals and certificates of merit by the minister at the annual convocation 2017 organized JKBOSE after a gap of 7 years. 24 first positions holders in Matric and 80 first position holders in 10+2 level in different streams were felicitated on the occasion. 69 gold medals were bagged by the girls.
Commenting on the huge success of girl students, the Minister said that girls are intelligent and are catching up in every field and are proving themselves through their hard work and dedication. He said through the felicitation ceremonies, the students get encouraged. “From now onwards, we will organize the convocation annually on time,” he said and added that not only the meritorious students but the institutions to which they belong would be also suitably rewarded in future.
On the occasion, Bukhari directed Secretary School Education, Farooq Ahmad Shah to start a suggestion platform through which teachers can provide their suggestions for the betterment of education sector. He said that Education Department will also look for the suggestions of the students which can be incorporated during the formation of curriculum for studies.
The Minister also complemented the private sector for supplementing the Government’s efforts towards betterment of education in the State.