JAMMU: The government has taken several initiatives to bring education at the doorstep of students, especially in the rural and far-flung areas, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary on Wednesdaysaid that it was endeavour of the present dispensation to ensure further improvement in the education setup and enhancing the literacy rate in the state.
Speaking after inaugurating a play way school at village Gagianin R.S. Pura, the minister said that education plays a key role in the development and overall personality of the citizens, therefore, “this sector is the prime focus area of the government”, read an official handout.
He called upon people to send their wards to schools for quality education so that they become responsible and respectable citizens and contribute equally for the development and betterment of the society.
Lauding the role of private sector in education field, the minister said that private players were playing important role in spreading quality education and supplementing the government efforts. He said government wants to promote this important sector further and was committed to provide all kinds of support to private players.
Calling upon the school management to impart quality education as per modern trends, the minister stressed for providing moral education and co-curricular activities to the children to ensure their overall fitness and personality.
He also asked the management to “adopt underprivileged children of the area so that they can also get access to quality education”, the handout added.