Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash today exhorted that imparting quality education to the students is the only way to enable them to compete on state, national and international levels. He said that nations can't progress and can't achieve the higher levels of development unless its educational mechanism is strengthened at the grass root level. The DC was speaking at a function organised here in connection with annual Day celebration of a local private school. He said that a strong education system is the foundation stone of a strong nation and those nations who consolidated their education mechanism have excelled in every field. While terming a teacher as a nation builder, Dr Naqash, who was the chief guest on the occasion, urged upon the teachers to create conducive environment while dealing with the students and stressed for adopting student friendly learning measures. He also assured them that the administration will not leave any stone unturned to improve the education system. Meanwhile, various cultural items were presented by the students with different titles and themes. Best performing students were also felicitated with awards.Director Planning, AG Malik, Tehsildar Baramulla Maeen Kakroo and various district officers, parents, civil society members and a large gathering of students were present on the occasion.