Attain knowledge, contribute towards welfare of society: MoS edu tells students

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Takes stock of arrangements for smooth conduct of examinations

JAMMU: Extending her best wishes to students for taking their annual board examinations being conducted by State Board of School Education (BOSE), the Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture and Tourism, Priya Sethi said that each and every student must do his or her best without caring for the end result.
The minister visited several examination centers in Jammu and took stock of arrangements made for students for smooth conduct of examinations. She said that this was for the first time that schools where there are examination centers have been asked to stay off for the day so that incidents of mass cheating or any other kind of disturbance was avoided, an official handout read.
Considering the stress of examinations on the students, Priya appealed the parents not to put much examination pressure on their children. “The aim shall not be to score only higher grades but to attain the knowledge and contribute towards the welfare of the society and development of the nation,” she said.
She said that instead of pushing children into unnecessary competitions, they must be asked to do their best according to their abilities. “Emphasis should be laid on academics, sports and other hobbies must also be pursued simultaneously so that overall growth of child is developed,” she added.
Priya Sethi asked children to play sports, do yoga, meditate and build a discipline and consistency in their life.
During her visit to Government Model Central Basic Higher Secondary School, the minister laid foundation for the Floor tile work as a part of the upgradation programme under state funds for the school. Under the scheme “Strengthening/Renovation in HS/HSS Schools, a total of Rs 9.90 lakhs were released for the renovation of the school which includes the work for laying vitrified tiles and ceramic glazed tiles for store/bio and commerce class rooms and classrooms from 9th to 12th standard.
The minister also took a round of the school premises and took stock of available facilities and infrastructure.
Citing the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy environment, the minister announced funds to be released from her CDF for enhancing the sanitation facilities. She said clean sanitation drive Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was making a solid impact and the schools shall not be left behind. She also instructed the school administration for maintaining the green spaces in the school premises, the handout read.
Priya also interacted with the students there and wished them a great success for their examinations.
Taking stock of the ongoing work for the playway wing in the school premises, the minister directed the school administration to prepare a proper publicity plan to spread the word for the opening of admissions for the playway wing. She asked them to hold meetings with the local parents to ensure the more number of enrollments.
During her visit to Government Primary School, Jullaka Mohalla, the minister directed the concerned officials to make the school functional by starting the nursery and primary classes.