District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary felicitated four outshining students, two boys and two girls of a family, who have persistently shown outstanding and exceptional performance in academics.Pertinently Dr Shahid came across these brilliant students during his tour to Thanamandi Subdivision yesterday.Impressed by their exceptional performances in academics, he decided to felicitate them so as to encourage them to carry out their studies with added zeal. Dr Shahid immediately sanctioned monetary assistance of Rs 18,000 for educational expenses of these students.Congratulating the students, the Deputy Commissioner said that their success was the result of the hard work and dedication, adding that, they have excelled in studies because they have burned the midnight oil for this purpose. He also complimented the parents for ensuring that their wards get quality education despite of resource constraints. He urged them to continue this hard work and strive hard for excellence in future.Dr Shahid has been consistently working to improve education sector in the district. He personally interacts with students during his field visits and motivate them to prefer education over ignorance.Establishment of separate libraries for boys and girls with advanced facilities, career counselling centres and formulation of an Advisory Committee on education are some of the unique steps taken by the administration for visible improvements in education sector.