Upper House Member of the State Legislature Mohammad Khurshid Alam on Saturday asked the teaching and the student fraternity to understand the essence of education in its real sense and work with earnest efforts to make the society a better place to live in.Alam was addressing the students and teachers at the Gandhi Memorial College of Srinagar where he launched the annual college magazine ‘Sangarmaal’.Alam in his address asserted the Gandhi Memorial College is of the historical significance in the summer capital of the state and has produced the great sons of the soil since its inception. He added that the overall development of the college and ensuring quality education to its students would be amongst his topmost priorities.Alam added that the college has served in best of its abilities and has been witness to both prosperous and tumultuous times in the state.“Time has come when the significance of this college would no longer be ignored or undermined and the present government is making hectic efforts to revolutionize the system of education in the state. I can assure you with certainty that the issues pertaining to the staff and the students of the college would be resolved without any delay,” Alam said.The PDP leader also interacted with the staff members of the college and gave a patient hearing to their grievances. He suggested modernization of the classrooms and college campus so that the College once again becomes a hub of quality learning.On the occasion, the MLC also donated a bus for the college from his constituency development fund. He said the donation is made to fulfill a promise he made to the college authorities earlier this year.Later, the PDP leader also visited various areas of the old city including the Reshi Mohalla Khanyar wherein he inspected the status of the ongoing developmental works, besides listening to the woes put forth by the locals of various areas.