Education pivotal for progress of nation, says Education awareness walk participants

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Education pivotal for progress of nation, says Education awareness walk participants

By: Gul Hamad Farooqi

Chitral: An awareness walk function was held in a series of enrolment campaigns in government schools in collaboration with Helotas and the Education Department. This walk was held at the historical Government Primary School Drosh, established in 1938. This school was established a century ago and has educatedEnrolment the most famous people of Chitral. The walk started from this historical, educational institution, passed through the old Bazaar of Drosh, and then entered the new Bazaar, which was converted into a function at Drosh Chowk. The walk was led by Field Officer Azhar Iqbal, DEO Chitral, ADEO Lower Chitral, Qari Jamal Nasir, former Chairman District Council Alhaj Khurshid Ali Khan, President Trader Union Drosh Haji Gul Nawaz, Village Council Damil Chairman Haji Sher Zamin, Principal Government Higher Secondary School Drosh Saleem Kamil, headmaster of the school and members of trade Union, social workers, as well as a large number of students attended. Students carried banners and playing cards in their hands, listening to the slogan that knowledge was for all.

Besides enrolment campaigns were held in different parts of lower Chitral by Helvetas in collaboration with Education Department Chitral. The campaign was attended by many people from Chitral Town, Kaisu, and Kalkatak, in addition to the education department. The campaign, which was chanting slogans that education for everyone, aimed to ensure the enrollment of children in schools up to 5 years and more. Azhar Iqbal said that they are also trying their best to enroll children of Afghan refugees living in different camps at Lower Chitral. Addressing the ceremony, the participants urged the parents to send their children to schools by the age of five years. The District Education Officer said that parents should send their children to any school so that they are not deprived of education. VC Chairman Haji Sher Zamin expressed his concern that the academic year had started, and after four months, free books have not yet been sent to Govt schools, which causes children’s valuable time to be wasted. On the other hand, the government is urging people to send their children to Govt schools, but even after four months in these schools, free books are not available yet. How can they give quality education to children?

President Trade Union Drosh Haji Gul Nawaz, Alhaj Khurshid Ali Khan, Azhar Iqbal, and others also expressed their views on the occasion. In connection with the enrolment campaign, a walk and function was held at this school which was in 1938. Many students studying in this school achieved the highest positions even though they served as ambassadors of Pakistan in foreign countries; Chief Secretary, Doctor, Professor, Civil, military, and police officers are also among them. The purpose of holding the function in this school was to attract children’s attention so that they could grow up and become high officers if they also had great enthusiasm. Assistant Education Officer Inamullah enrolled some children in this school.

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