Srinagar | May 14 : Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar today visited various government schools in Anantnag district, and inspected available infrastructure and mainspring students towards english language.
He also addressed a gathering of students there and urged them to develop ability of English speaking and writing and said the English language is not only the medium of instruction but a tool of empowerment as well. He urged the students there to inculcate values of cleanliness as they belong to one of the world’s beautiful spots.
He directed the school authorities to start schooling from Nursery classes and start certificate courses in food craft with the collaboration of Institute of Hotel Management.
Akhtar also visited Akad village along the Pahalgam-Khannabal road and directed for merging of three schools— a high school, a middle school and a primary school, there which used to function side by side there with a total staff strength of 25 and student roll of 250 . He directed the DC Anantnag to take steps for construction of protection bund and improving the compound of the school which will serve as sports field for students.
Later the Minister visited Devipora village in Mattan to felicitate Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan who got second position in IAS exams recently. Addressing a gathering there he urged the youth to take inspiration from bright students like Athar. He said the government is taking steps to boost the entrepreneurship in the state to address the issue of unemployment.
2015 Kashmir Despatch