SRINAGAR: Except districts from south Kashmir, all the primary and middle schools of the valley opened for students after 3 month long vacations. Students were seen happy and jubilant while meeting their friends and teachers after a long time.
On the directions of Minister for Education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, Director School Education Kashmir had announced the celebration of the first day after winter vacations as ‘Welcome Day’ for students in schools.
In the same context, Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Dr G N Itoo along with other officers participated in the recitation of famous prayer by Allama Iqbal, “Lab pay aati hai dua bann ke tamanna meri” with students at High School, Pantha Chowk. After the recitation of Dua, Director School Education interacted with students and distributed candies among them, an official statement read.
He instructed all the teachers to treat the students affectionately and give them ample opportunity to express themselves. He directed them to maintain a close contact with the parents of the students for effective monitoring of the academic progress of the students, it read.
Many cultural programmes were presented on the occasion by the students which included messages on moral values and philanthropy. The school administration had made adequate arrangements for the function.
DSEK also visited Girls High School, Rawalpora and saw the arrangements for ‘Welcome Day’ for students. He called a meeting of the staff of the school and passed some directions regarding teaching-learning process and student-teacher relations.
DSEK also participated in another famous Kashmiri prayer by Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad Mehjoor “Sahibo sath cham mye chaeni, wath mye aslech haaw tam” along with other officials with students of Government Girls Middle School, Kothibagh. The students also presented some cultural items during which DSEK interacted with many students of the school.
Apart from Srinagar, ‘Welcome Day’ was celebrated in Bandipora, Ganderbal, Baramulla, Kupwara and Budgam districts of Kashmir division. All the chief education officers and zonal education officers had put in place all the arrangements in this regard.
Affiliates of State Media Centre Education, SIE Kashmir visited many schools and found that students were found very glad while going to schools. Many students while talking to State Media Centre expressed joy over the celebration of 1st day after 3 months vacations as ‘Welcome Day’.