Srinagar: Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) today for the first time organised World Teachers Day on a grand scale with delegates from many countries.
Minister for Education Altaf Bukhari welcomed the initiative of the PSAK in getting experts from outside the country and helping student of the state to achieve the highest level of skills.
Jozef Drofenik, Ambassador Republic of Slovenia and LLyass Dessie from South Africa were also present on the occasion and they extended their full help in developing the education sector in the state. It was for the first time that people from outside the country took part in the world teachers day in Kashmir.
On the occasion the association also gave awards to people and institutions for their outstanding achievement and work. Those awarded included eminent lawyer and social activist Zaffar Shah, secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah for his huge initiatives in transforming education sector, Kashmir’s largest daily English newspaper Greater Kashmir for its contribution in highlighting issues related to education, Government teacher Farooq Ahmad Lone for his dedication and exemplary work, and Mohammed Amin Bhat Principal Minto Circle School and author of five books.
Hundreds of school representatives from all over the state participated in the event. A short film was also released on the occasion that showcased the future strategy of PSAK in betterment of education sector in the state.