JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the 25th Annual Day celebration of All Ladakh Student Welfare Association, Jammu (ALSWAJ) here on Wednesday.
Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali, CEC LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmed Khan and Ramon Magsaysay and Rolex Award winner, Sonam Wangchuk were present on the occasion, an official handout read.
Governor congratulated the ALSWAJ on the occasion of its 25th annual day and said that he cherishes participating in functions of student unions and associations as they remind him of his years as a college student and his experiences as a student leader.
Emphasising the importance of student unions, governor said that these provide an apt platform for students to develop their personality and confidence and quoted examples of various student unions which produced great leaders.
Stressing the need for bringing far reaching changes in the prevalent education system and to improve the quality of research, Malik said that only those countries reach the pinnacle of progress which give considerable attention to their education system.
He appreciated the efforts of Sonam Wangchuk who is working towards bringing reforms in the education system by promoting experiential learning via practical application of knowledge.
Emphasising the empowerment that comes through education, the governor further said “it is the only tool that could lead a person to achieve his dreams irrespective of his background”. He urged the young generation to participate in curricular and extracurricular activities for their holistic development, the handout read.
Governor assured the ALSWAJ that all the demands submitted by the union relating to construction and upgradation of hostels, facilitating economical air fares to Ladakh, expediting construction of Zojila Tunnel and Z Morh would be duly addressed, it added.