President Says Sound Education System is a Must!
Addressing a function held yesterday at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for presenting the fourth Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskars that honours senior and secondary school teachers from Punjab, President Pranab Mukherjee said that a sound education system could be the alchemy to take India to the next golden era.
Fifteen school teachers from Punjab were presented with the awards at the function, which coincided with the 95th birthday of Malti Mohinder Singh Syngle, an eminent educationist from Punjab. This Puraskar is recognised by the Punjab Government as the state award and was instituted by the Mohinder Singh Syngle Educational and Research Society.
The teachers play a pivotal role in the Indian system and a holistic education system puts values in students at the school and college levels.” Mukherjee said.
He pointed out that a sound school system was the cornerstone of any society and it would be possible only through dedicated teachers. He also encouraged the private sectors to come forward to meet the purpose.
The Minister for Women and Child Welfare Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Punjabs Education Minister Dr D D Cheema,and Punjab’s Rural Development and Gram Panchayat Minister S S Maluka attended the function.