Ganderbal: In view of the enrolment drive started from 11th November 2018 by DSEK, District Education Department Ganderbal organized Day long enrolment drive celebration at Chattergul Payeen Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on yesterday.
The day long drive was celebrated with much gaiety and fervor, like a community event, with involvement of teachers, parents and school children.
A day long function was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner Ganderbal N.A Baba, Deputy Director School Education, Suriya Bano ,SDM Kangan, Mehraj-U-Din, CEO Ganderbal shiekh Gayas-U-Din, ZEOs, teachers, students and large number of parents.
On the occasion ADDC, Ganderbal was Chief Guest and Deputy Director School Education was guest of honor.
Zonal Education Officer Kangan, while addressing the gathering informed that the teachers of the Zone Kangan have admitted 1511 students up to middle standard in different schools of the Zone during door to door campaigning for enrolment of new students since the announcement made by Director School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo.
Meanwhile, Surya Bano while addressing the gathering said that the education department has set a personal responsibility on their officials, to improve school enrollment. He said that entire staff has been stimulated to achieve the maximum results so that almost entire population especially school drop-outs is covered under the enrollment drive. He further said that it is a matter of great satisfaction that not only teacher community but people are also enthusiastically becoming part of the campaign.
CEO Ganderbal while appreciating the ZEO Kangan and teachers for their tremendous work during the drive said that equally energetic initiatives are on in other Zones of the district to improve school enrollment which is an ongoing programme in the state to ensure education for all.
While speaking on the occasion, N.A Baba appreciated the parents and school management for their outstanding performance during the drive. He urged the teachers to interact with the parents and highlight the importance of imparting education to the children.
Highlighting the importance of education in modern era, he appealed the parents to enroll their children in the schools to make their future exultant.
The major thrust of the drive remained on mainstreaming of out-of-school children. The highlights of the celebration were speeches on ‘Importance of Education’ besides several cultural programmes were also presented by the students, which were appreciated by the audience.
Later, meritorious students were felicitated by the chief guest and distinguished personalities from different walks of life.