Deputy Chairman, J&K Legislative Council, Jahangir Hussain Mir, Tuesday stressed on promotion of value based education in schools in order to bring about desirable positive change in the society.The Deputy Chairman was speaking at Annual Day function of Al-Awan National Academy at Mohra Bachai in Surankote.Highlighting the role of teachers in bringing about a positive change in the society, the Deputy Chairman said that positive change can only be achieved through better education system and committed teachers. He said there was a time when schools were fewer, far off and had scarcity of staff and infrastructural facilities, however, at present all sorts of facilities have made available to us. He added that we are still lagging behind in education sector, a paradox that needs to be addressed by all stakeholders collectively, said the Deputy Chairman.
Teachers and also parents should understand their responsibilities and students should also develop interest in education, he added.Mir appreciated efforts of Education Minister to improve education standards in the state and laid stress on promoting moral education.Member Legislative Assembly, Surankote, Ch. Mohammad Akram in his address congratulated school management and students for presenting an impressive cultural programme. He said that apart from imparting modern education, the school should also acquaint its students with local languages and culture. “Value education should be an integral part of our school curriculum, this will help students imbibe our cultural and moral values”, said the MLA.